Exotic trees will be felled on another Auckland maunga, and an Ōtāhuhu local intends to protest the day work begins, Stuff reveals. Shirely Waru (Te Rarawa o Ngāpui/Te Uri o Tai) said Auckland Council’s decision to allow the removal of about 278 exotic trees from Ōtāhuhu/Mt Richmond would only harm the local community. The council and Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority intend to replant the area with native species. There have previously been similar protests over tree felling at Ōwairaka/Mt Albert and on Canal Rd in Avondale in 2019 and 2020.
- Auckland and Northland hotels will allow only fully vaccinated guests
- St Heliers footpath protesters don’t let lockdown get in way of halting digger
- Poorly vaccinated south Auckland suburbs pass 50 per cent double-dosed
- Covid-19: Survivor says virus had him ‘boiling from the inside’
- Wrestling with forestry decisions