Warrington resident Alistair Wright stands by the tyre
marks left on Warrington domain by boy racers. Photo by
A Warrington resident is disappointed that after an
absence of almost two years, boy racers have again ripped up
the seaside village's domain by doing "donuts" in their cars.
Warrington resident Alistair Wright said the troublemakers
kept away from the "well used" domain for almost two years
since it was ringed with boulders to restrict access.
But last Friday night, the boy racers returned and once again
made "a hell of a mess" of the domain.
The boulders were brought in after a public meeting was held
to find solutions to an ongoing problem of boy racers doing
donuts on the domain.
Mr Wright said more boulders might be needed, as there was a
gap which may have allowed the boy racers to drive through.
Apart from making a mess of the domain and ruining it for
other users, the boy racers also "terrorised" the Warrington
"The local people are scared when they hear the boy racers
roaring round. They make a heck of a din."
The domain was 20 minutes from the nearest police station and
the boy racers posted lookouts to warn them when police were
on the way, he said.
Waikouaiti Coast Community Board chairman Gerard Collings
said the issue would be brought up at the board's meeting
next week, when options to keep boy racers away from the
domain would be discussed.
He described the actions as "mindless vandalism".