Auckland has been suffering from the rise of daredevil tagging, Stuff reports, as vandals seek inaccessible places to daub so their work remains visible for longer. But it’s costing the city’s ratepayers and building owners dearly. Auckland Council said it had spent about $4.2 million in each of the last five years removing between 70,000 and 110,000 pieces of graffiti each year. “Every single job that’s above a certain height becomes a height risk, and your staff have to be height trained. It’s a much longer process.”