Alistair has sent in photos of the Ngahinapouri Church, gutted by fire overnight.
The Waikato Times reports:-
The Ngahinapouri community church was in the middle of a spruce up and by spring resident Rob Dick hoped it would have been restored to its former glory.
Instead this morning he and other distraught members of the community could only stand in disbelief as firefighters dampened down hotspots after it was burnt to the ground in a fire investigators are treating as suspicious.
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