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Thursday 17 November 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in

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Landowners frustrated: Abandoned vehicles mysteriously turn up on private land
A flat deck ute sits abandoned on the property. PHOTO: AL WILLIAMS/2111620

Three abandoned vehicles, one contained multiple propane tanks, have turned up on private land in Ngatangiia, creating an unsightly mess and a safety hazard.

The property at Pa Ariki Rd, is the former site of construction company Mainline Brown and has been largely unused for decades.

The husband of one of the landowners said they were shocked when they first spotted the abandoned vehicles a couple of weeks ago.

It could potentially cost them thousands of dollars to have the vehicles removed and crushed.

An abandoned Ford Transit Van contains multiple propane tanks. PHOTO: AL WILLIAMS/22111619
An abandoned Ford Transit Van contains multiple propane tanks. PHOTO: AL WILLIAMS/22111619

“This is not a dumping ground.”

He asked those responsible for dumping the vehicles to pick them up and take them away.

He said they have two weeks before the family contact police and take the matter further.       

A Mitsubishi Chariot is one of three abandoned vehicles at the site. PHOTO: AL WILLIAMS/22111621
A Mitsubishi Chariot is one of three abandoned vehicles at the site. PHOTO: AL WILLIAMS/22111621