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Contractors damage baby burial plots

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/05/2017
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Maintenance contractors at Manukau Memorial Gardens have damaged about 170 baby burial plots this week.

Manager of Auckland Cemeteries, Catherine Moore, says the damage to small flowers and adornments in the western section of the cemetery is unacceptable and disappointing.

"[We] will be endeavouring to contact as many affected families as possible to discuss what has happened, and steps we will be taking to rectify this," Ms Moore said.

"We appreciate that this will be distressing for families, and we will ensure this will be managed with sensitivity and care."

Council staff would be on site on Wednesday to speak to visitors.

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