An ancient kauri facing the axe in Auckland will stand for another day after a protester climbed up its trunk and refused to come down.
Council contractors turned up to fell the 500-year-old tree in Titirangi this morning only to discover locals surrounding it carrying placards.
The protesters said they were shocked to discover the council would approve of the destruction of the kauri and another 300-year-old rimu to make way for building improvements.
I don’t get this at all, if the bloody Council can’t save a 500 year tree, what’s the point of having a Council or any environmental protection?
In my mind a 500 year old tree trumps another subdivision, and if this is the future the Council intends for Auckland, this will be as liveable a City as Beijing after an increase in steel and concrete production.
The Lorax wouldn’t have put up with this shit!
What’s the point of the RMA if a 500 year old Kauri can be cut down? if Key gets his changes this is the future-it feels more 1915 than 2015