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Damage to the light, at the intersection of Kakanui Valley and Willowview Rds, was reported to the Waitaki District Council after it was seen to be flickering, road safety co-ordinator Jason Evered said.
It probably occurred over the past few days, Mr Evered said.
The cause of the damage was established when a contractor took the light down to replace it.
‘‘There are probably five or six [bullets] in there
... We don’t know whether they are a good enough shot that they hit it every time, and obviously bullets going up have got to come down somewhere.’’
The damaged light was a road hazard,
and cost about $500 to replace.
The incident has been reported to police.