Artwork ripped apart by vandals

It took years to plan and cost $20,000 to build, but an art installation for Wellington’s Gallipoli dead lasted less than a fortnight before being “ripped apart” by vandals.

The Remembrance installation was launched on Armistice Day in Karori’s Appleton Park, but will now be taken down on Tuesday.

Creator Chris Bennewith, an associate professor at Massey University, said he was almost in tears on Sunday when he discovered the “malicious attack” on his installation.