Farmland in the heart of south Auckland remains a green idyll after the Environment Court dashed the hopes of the landowners to rezone it, Stuff reports. A group of farmers and landowners had sought to overturn an Auckland Council decision rejecting their proposal to expand the Rural Urban Boundary and the Future Urban Zone across more than 83 hectares of land near Auckland Airport. The land in question is located close to Auckland Airport on Mangere’s Pūkaki Peninsula and is prime for greater development. It is made up of market gardens and lands important to the local iwi, Te Ākitai Waiohua.