"What the hell?" That was Renee McCarrison's response to the news her sister Judith Scott's Rotorua grave was "smashed". And after seeing the damage with her own eyes, she realised Scott's wasn't the only one in a sorry state. Scattered steel tubes and fittings, shredded rubber and tyre marks suggest a vehicle came off State Highway 5, over the grass rise and over graves and through a gap in the wooden fence in the cemetery's front left corner. The disturbing event has brought up hurt, grief, and new concerns, but it has also sparked uplifting generosity.

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