Football ground damaged by vehicle

Photo: Kayla Hodge
Photo: Kayla Hodge
Oamaru’s main football ground, Awamoa Park, was damaged after a vehicle was driven on it at the weekend, leaving muddy tyre tracks in its wake.

It appears to have been driven through one of park’s football fields next to Perth St, then travelled on to a top field, leaving further tyre marks and a box of rubbish including kitchenware, CDs and documents.

Waitaki District Council

urban park officer Lindsay Hyde said officers examined the sites

and concluded there was only surface-level damage and the

turf would be able to recover without any additional work.

While the damage was relatively minor, it could have had a larger impact on children’s weekend sport and it was pointless, Mr Hyde said.

Sergeant Blair Corlet confirmed police had been notified and inquiries were continuing. 

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