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Popular Mount Maunganui shopping strip hit by vandals

At least a dozen businesses along Mount Maunganui’s shopping strip have been hit by vandals.

At least a dozen stores along a popular shopping strip have been dirtied with graffiti in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga. Source: 1 NEWS

Graffiti has popped up along the popular stretch of shops, including spray paint on the cobbled footpaths.

One business owner told 1 NEWS it’s a massive blow, especially as companies emerge out of Covid-19 when cashflow is already down.

Shops covered in pink graffiti along a popular shopping strip in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga. Source: 1 NEWS

Police say they received a report a few days ago regarding a Rata St property.

In a statement, police told 1 NEWS inquiries are ongoing, and would “encourage anyone with concerns about damage done to property to make a report to police”.