Police want to hear from anyone with information about a recent spate of vandalism in Mosgiel.
The Dunedin City Council is working on an inter-departmental strategy to cope with graffiti.
"Disrespectful" vandals who ripped up sections of playing fields at two Palmerston schools have been taken to task.
Police in Cromwell are asking parents in the area to be aware of where their children, specifically teenagers, are in the evenings, after a spate of vandalism.
A rural Carterton house has been trashed in what police have described as the worse case of home vandalism they have seen, causing at least $20,000 worth of damage.
Waitaki District Council representatives are bemoaning the recent spate of sign vandalism in the district.
Perhaps vandalism should prompt disappointment and irritation rather than the stronger emotion of ire. After all, it involves property rather than more serious personal violence and the attacks are on public facilities, not personal possessions.
Damage to a stone wall surrounding Dunedin's First Church may cost thousands to repair.
Vandalism in Dunedin's main shopping street is getting worse and something needs to be done about it, says an angry shop manager whose front door was smashed.
The children who smashed dozens of windows, mirrors, headlights and indicators on cars in Terry Middleditch's yard are paying for their vandalism, but not before putting the handyman through weeks of stress.
Old ornate wrought iron gates are being targeted by thieves looking to make a quick buck, Dunedin police say.
A mass clean-up is under way to rid Dunedin of graffiti after a spate of tagging during the Christmas break.
Thousands of dollars worth of damage was done to rowing skiffs during a break-in at the Dunstan Arm Rowing Club on Sunday night.
A 17-year-old has admitted his part in vandalising four Christchurch buildings, including a church.
Vandals have "obliterated" rose bushes at the Dunedin Botanic Garden, leaving behind an ugly scar for the summer, just one day after concerns were raised about drunken and disorderly behaviour in the garden.
Two Wanaka men were yesterday convicted in the Queenstown District Court of criminal damage after slashing the tyres of, and damaging, 54 vehicles parked within a 3km radius of the centre of the resort town in June.
Three Queenstown trail-bike riders were convicted yesterday for damaging the Routeburn Track in Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks by riding the track's entire 32km length.
Wanaka police have now received 52 complaints of car vandalism, up from 48 at the end of Tuesday.
Queenstown Airport's $5 million runway extension safety area, or Resa, was the target of vandals over Queen's Birthday Weekend.
Vandalism has caused the temporary closure of Dunedin Hospital's physiotherapy pool, after windows at the facility were smashed and glass shards entered the water.