Avocado Thieves and Razor wire

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I don’t know, but I am not sure the razor wire is going to work. I think a viscous long necked animal would be better, like a mean alpaca.
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/central-leader/98487399/avocado-tree-surrounded-by-razor-wire-in-suburban-auckland-to-be-investigated

Avocado tree surrounded by razor wire in suburban
Auckland to be investigated
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Some locals are concerned the increased security is a safety hazard.
An Auckland homeowner has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect an avocado tree from sticky fingers.
The property, on the corner of Gribblehirst Rd and King Edward St, Sandringham, has an avocado tree on its boundary which overhangs public land.
The tree’s fruit were just an arm’s reach away for pedestrians, until security was beefed up.
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Razor wire lines the bordering wall of this property at 67 Gribblehirst Rd, Sandringham.
About 2 metres of green razor wire now runs along a concrete wall at a height of about 1 metre.
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Earlier this year, avocado prices reached record highs – selling for more than $7 each.
The increased security was first noticed by local resident Peter Clark, who took to Neighbourly to voice his concerns.
Clark said he noticed the razor wire in late October and, believing it was a community safety hazard, posted images of it to the site to warn his
neighbours.
"Razor wire in Sandringham doesn’t have a place as far as I am concerned," he said.
"It’s just so low to the ground it is a genuine safety risk and could easily catch a kid’s arm or even a cat. Is a child’s health really worth a few
avocados."
Auckland Council’s public safety and nuisance bylaw says a person must not use a public
place to install or maintain a fence, including razor wire, in a manner that may cause injury
or a nuisance.
Home owners can apply for permission to erect security fencing, however any fence
designed to inflict injury must be at least 2 metres above ground level.
Auckland Council team leader compliance response central manager Adrian Wilson said
council records showed no complaints in relation to this particular property.
"However we will now investigate to determine whether or not any action is required,"
Wilson said.
If the fence was found to be in breach of the bylaw, the individual property owner could be
required to remove the fence or make it safe, alternatively the council could have the fence
removed, he said.
"Any costs could be laid against the property owner. Ultimately they could be prosecuted
and face up to a $20,000 fine."
Council have had a total of five complaints since the beginning of the year relating to barbed or razor wire across the Auckland region.
Multiple attempts made to contact the homeowner were unsuccessful.

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