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.