No more money should be spent on trying to locate the graves of colonial and imperial soldiers believed to be buried in the vicinity of Patea’s beach.
That was the recommendation of South Taranaki District Council’s policy committee yesterday.
Crs Warwick Fry, Alex Ballantyne and Ian Smith voted against it. The final decision will be made by full council. The burials in question are of soldiers killed during the battles of the 1860s and 1870s.
There are thought to be armed constabulary graves near the beach and golf course and imperial soldiers’ graves in Kakaramea township.
But records and information from psychics indicate there are Maori graves in the area as well.
How come "psychics" can tell you there are scattered bones lying around some place in New Zealand but not where frickin' KV-63 was?