Missing ‘sword’ sought
An artwork at Pataka is minus its ‘‘sword’’ thanks to a brazen thief.
Porirua police are appealing for information about a man who took the plastic letter opener, made to look like a sword, from the Apocalypse Vanitas series by artist Niki Hastings-McFall late on March 19.
He walked out of the Porirua gallery with the letter opener. The piece, showing a human form skeleton riding a skelton animal while carrying a sword and shield, is part of Hastings-McFall’s In Flyte exhibition.
It was the first theft from Pataka. Porirua City Council spokeswoman Barbara Bercic said the plastic letter opener was 10cm long.