September 21, 2020
Community calls to defend urupa
Whānau with ancestors in Māngere Pirīti Urupā are seeking donations to build a fence after vandals damaged headstones in the cemetery around St James Church in Māngere Bridge.
Committee member Kaanga Skipper says the cemetery's openness left it vulnerable to bad actors.
"We need to have a little bit of restriction, more or less control to look after the loved ones that are there," she says.
The urupā has set up a Give a Little page at givealittle.co.nz/cause/protect-mangere-piriti-urupaa.
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