An of­fer to con­sider

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Edi­tor,

I re­fer to your ar­ti­cle ‘‘Plaque ar­rest’’ [KMN, Oc­to­ber 12].

I was very pleased to read the po­lice have ar­rested some­one for the theft of the bronze plaques at Whenua Tapu Ceme­tery and that Neale’s Foundry have gen­er­ously of­fered to make re­place­ments at cost price.

So far about six fam­i­lies have ap­proached us at Glover Memo­ri­als to ar­range re­place­ments and, in­ter­est­ingly, they are opt­ing for the less ex­pen­sive op­tion of gran­ite plaques this time, be­cause they sus­pect bronze ones will likely get stolen – again.

Be­cause we feel the dis­tress the theft has caused, we are very pleased to of­fer solid gran­ite re­cum­bent desks at cost price and will in­clude the word­ing in sil­ver or white, and the in­stal­la­tion free of charge.

Some peo­ple have told us the theft has been a bless­ing in dis­guise be­cause re­place­ment with gran­ite means they can leave space on the me­mo­rial for an ad­di­tional in­scrip­tion at a later date and so avoid the cost of a fur­ther me­mo­rial in the fu­ture. They can also take ad­van­tage of new technology, not avail­able when the

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