A gardener in Auckland’s North Shore wants to see berm planting rules relaxed after having to rip her plantings out, Stuff reports. Louise Burnie mulched the grassy space in front of her home in Torbay and planted wildflowers and fruit trees, not realising it was against the rules until Auckland Transport issued her a warning. She was alarmed to read she could be fined more than $340 per day if she did not clear the garden. In a statement, Auckland Transport said berms needed to be easily accessible corridors for utility services.
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