The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court over plans to fell 345 exotic trees, Stuff reports. The authority, which co-governs Ōwairaka/Mt Albert with Auckland Council, announced plans to remove the trees from the maunga in November 2019 and replace them with 13,000 native trees and plants. But Auckland residents Averil and Warwick Norman went to the Court of Appeal, arguing the authority’s plan breached the Reserves Act and appropriate consultation wasn’t carried out with the public.