Labour Promises Tree Protection

Labour Promises Tree Protection

LittlekauriThe Labour Party’s Auckland Issues spokesman, Phil Goff has declared the Party’s intention to legislate to protect trees of significance. The plan follows widespread public concern over the attempt to fell a mature kauri tree in Titirangi, West Auckland for development  The Labour Party is pledging to introduce a bill to save heritage trees like the kauri in Auckland that was spared after protesters put a halt to developers’ felling plans.

Labour would introduce a member’s or local bill once it had done more consultation on how heritage trees should be “defined and best protected”, Auckland issues spokesman Phil Goff said.

The Auckland City Council recently approved the felling of a  500-year-old kauri on private land in the West Auckland suburb of Titirangi.