A plan to brighten up the Esplanade has unravelled after
thieves made off with giant balls of knitted ''graffiti''
The graffiti was created by Bayfield High School year 10
technology pupils who spent class time last term making
covers for three of the boulders along the Esplanade.
One piece of knitting remains wrapped around the post of the
shark-warning sign but the thieves stole ''all the good
ones'' from the boulders, pupil Penny Woods (14) said.
''We are a bit disappointed - all the hard work. We tried to
brighten up St Clair because of the sinkholes and then people
come along and do this,'' Penny said.
It is thought the knitting went missing about two weeks ago.
The girls could not work out what the knitting might have
been used for, although it did contain a lot of wool - all
donated by Presbyterian Support.
''It was just to be mean,'' pupil Jamie Burrows (14) said.
Technology teacher Catharine Kan said they had not reported
the missing knitting to the police but it would be nice if
the perpetrator returned it.
She said they did get permission from the Dunedin City
Council before putting the knitting in place.