Chris Luxon


For the third time in less than six months, Prime Minister Christopher Luxon’s electorate office has fallen victim to vandalism.

Footage captured in Botany, east Auckland, on Friday reveals black-painted words “grant the visas” scrawled across the walls of Luxon’s office.

Additionally, an image of Luxon was defaced with drawn-on facial features such as a moustache and hair.

A spokesperson representing Luxon acknowledged the damage and indicated that it had been reported to the police.

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon's Auckland office vandalised for third time in six monthsPhoto credit: Supplied via RNZ

This incident marks a recurrence of previous attacks on Luxon’s office, where red paint was splattered on the walls in both November and February. In the November instance, the message “free Palestine” was visible amidst the paint splashes.

Activist group Tāmaki for Palestine claimed responsibility for the November vandalism, which also targeted the Epsom electorate office of ACT leader David Seymour.

Local resident Salim Arif expressed frustration, noting the prevalence of vandalism in the area and emphasizing the need to address such incidents.

However, a police spokesperson stated they had not immediately received reports of vandalism in the office area.

Earlier this week, calls were made for the Government to establish a special humanitarian visa for Palestinians in Gaza with connections to the country. Over 30 organizations, including World Vision, Save the Children, and Greenpeace, joined in urging ministers to increase support for this cause.