The Oamaru Mail reported that an unexpected consequence of the recent flooding was a reduction in crime.
Unfortunately for us, one of the criminal acts was the theft of three of our gates.
They were just common or garden road side farm gates which cost about $100 each.
What concerns us most is that because the theft happened in the middle of the deluge when lots of roads were closed it almost certainly means the thief or thieves live/s locally.
Apropos of rural thefts – rivetting Kate Taylor is looking for stories of stolen stock.