VANDALISM of the Bluff Cemetery has led to the Invercargill City Council (ICC) installing gates.
ICC parks performance manager Zealan Simpkins said people had been driving into the cemetery, sometimes in four-wheel-drives, and “occasionally leaving rubbish behind and vandalising the area”.
After complaints from nearby residents and the community, ICC parks staff sourced an old set of gates and had them refurbished.
Mr Simpkins said people would be able to access the cemetery on foot without having to use the gates, which would remain locked.
Anyone who needed vehicle access could pick up a key for the gates from the Bluff Service Centre, on Gore St.