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Man arrested after 12 trees stolen from Naenae are found in Wainui

News from NZ Police
One person has been arrested in relation to the theft of 12 Wheki trees from Naenae’s Waiwhetu Stream in July.

Following information from the public, 10 trees and a large quantity of cannabis were located at a property in Wainuiomata late last month.

A 49-year-old man was arrested in relation to the theft and charged with possession of cannabis for supply, cultivating cannabis, possession of equipment for the production or cultivation of cannabis, theft and diversion of electricity.

He appeared in the Lower Hutt District Court on Tuesday.

The Wheki trees will be returned to the Naenae Nature Trust.

Police thank the public and the trust for their assistance with this investigation.