Felling Kauri According to the Rules

Felling Kauri According to the Rules












Cutting Down Kauri Was “In the Rules”.

According to a late Auckland City Council report on its granting of consent for a Titirangi developer to cut down a mature kauri, it was all done according to the rules.

In a report delivered yesterday, weeks later than scheduled, the council’s chief planning officer concluded that the consents for the kauri’s felling were “appropriate” and that the commissioners hearing the application were within the rules in not making the felling notifiable.

Popular local action and close media attention saved the tree, while a protestor who remaining up the tree for 3 days in support of its survival has since pleaded guilty to trespass on the Paturoa Road, Titirangi property.