Police in the Rodney area are intensifying efforts to find whoever is victimising a lesbian couple in Mangawhai Heads.

Officers believe someone in the community knows who is behind the attacks and yesterday urged them to come forward.

Juliet Leigh and Lindsay Curnow have been targeted with arson and homophobic graffiti since January. In the latest attack, this week, "God hates dikes + queers" was sprayed across the couple's back fence in black paint.

A packing shed on the property had also been destroyed by a suspicious fire in January.

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If anyone has information, or has seen people acting suspiciously in the area, contact Rodney CIB on 09 427 9804.