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Damage at French Polynesia UNESCO site

PAPE’ETE, 23 NOVEMBER 2017 (RNZI) — A wall at French Polynesia’s UNESCO World Heritage site has collapsed.

The culture minister, Heremoana Maamaatuaiahutapu, said the wall at Taputapuatea marae on the island of Raiatea was weakened and had fallen away. [restrict]

The minister told Radio1 that experts would restore the wall which included coral from the nearby sea.

Local television said the collapse was triggered by a young woman climbing on it to take picture

Taputapuatea marae was made a World heritage site last July….PACNEWS [/restrict]