The Christmas decoration which disappeared from its Thames
St pole over the Christmas holiday period. Photo supplied.
The Waitaki District Council is looking for a $1000
Christmas decoration, which was stolen from a pole in the main
street sometime between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Council roading manager Michael Voss said the decoration had
lights built into it.
''The tree-shaped decoration was located on a street lighting
pole above Regent Florist and Paper Plus and someone has gone
to quite a bit of effort to remove it. Although it might have
been seen as a harmless prank, these decorations are costly
The Oamaru Christmas decorations were bought about 10 years
ago with money raised by the community, and they remained a
valuable community asset enjoyed by everyone, he said.
There would be a short amnesty to allow those responsible for
its removal to return the decoration, Mr Voss said.