You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Offenders to tidy sites before Anzac Day

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/04/2017

Some offenders sentenced to community service have been tasked with helping tidy up memorial sites ahead of Anzac Day by corrections.

Community work parties have been busy in Awakino, Waverley, Sanson, Feilding, Ashhurst and Wairarapa this week before commemorative services next week.

"It's also a good opportunity for the men and women on the work parties to learn more about the significance of the day," Corrections' acting director, George Henderson, says.

Other cities have now followed the lead of Wairarapa, who've cleaned up soldiers' graves in Featherston, Greytown, Carterton, and Masterton cemeteries ahead of Anzac Day for the past 18 years.

Community work is completed in supervised work parties or through projects sponsored by eligible agencies.

Offenders can be sentenced to do between 40 and 400 hours of community work.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon