Here is a list of things that happened in 1515 when the 500 year old Titirangi Kauri tree started growing…
Conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar founds Havana, Cuba
The army of Francis I of France defeats the Swiss at the Battle of Marignano
Thomas Wolsey is named Lord Chancellor of England and begins rebuilding Hampton Court Palace on the River Thames
Leonardo da Vinci completes Bacchus
Raphael completes Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione, Portrait of Bindo Altoviti and La velata
The first Johannes Schöner globe is produced
Henry the VIII is on the English throne
Maximilian I rules the Holy Roman Empire
Louis the XII dies on French throne
Moctezuma II rules the Aztec civilisation
I’m sorry, but if you have a 500year old tree on your property – you have no right to chop it down or green light its destruction! What unbelievably selfish maggots would agree to that!
If David Cunliffe climbs the tree to protect it, it’s just another reason he’s a legend.
The spineless and pathetic response from the City Council makes a mockery of environmentalism. If a 500 year old tree can’t be protected from some greedy developer mates of the Mayor, what the hell can be protected?
The Lorax wouldn’t put up with this shit