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Vandalism fails to pull down artist’s messages of hope

An act of pointless vandalism over the weekend isn’t getting a local artist down, who instead wants to turn it into a story of positivity.

The colourful messages promoting hope and anti-bullying – made and distributed by Masterton artist Elaine Hurndell – on Te Ore Ore Rd were ripped down at some time before Sunday morning.

A new message of hope Hurndell is working on. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Hurndell said that while there is a lot of mending for her to do, this was going to be a negative turned into a positive because that’s what she wants to teach people.

“My response is I get bigger and louder,” she said.

“I’ve had a lot of people contact me since the weekend and offer their services to help repair it.”

Hurndell said she was approached by TVNZ last week about being featured on its ‘Good Sorts’ programme. The TVNZ crew were in town yesterday.

Bella Cleary
Bella Cleary
Bella Cleary is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age, originally hailing from Wellington. She is interested in social issues and writes about the local arts and culture scene.

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