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Tūpuna Maunga Authority appears to offer concessions but fishhooks apparent
Joint media statement by Honour the Maunga and Respect Mt Richmond Ōtāhuhu Leaders of two community groups fighting to prevent Tūpuna Maunga Authority from felling all exotic trees on Ōwairaka Mt Albert and Ōtāhuhu Mt Richmond say the Authority’s response to a recent public consultation offers concessions but lacks meaningful specifics to back them up.The…
Our written and verbal submissions on TMA’s tree-felling public consultation 2022
Our written and verbal submissions around Tūpuna Maunga Authority’s public consultation on its tree felling plans.
A Te Ao Māori perspective on the maunga tree situation in the context of relationships with the taiao (natural world), and with each other 7-8 pm, Tuesday 2 November 2021 via Zoom You are invited to join us for a Te Ao Māori perspective on Tūpuna Maunga Authority’s plans to rid Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland’s…
Accusations of racism and colonialism marginalise Māori in the maunga tree debate
by Pouroto Ngaropo (Ngāti Awa ki te Awa o Te Atua, Te Tāwera Hapū)and Shirley Waru (Te Rarawa o Ngāpui / Te Uri o Tai As published in Ponsonby News, October 2021We read with exasperation a recent Pākeha columnist’s racially based criticism of those trying to prevent Tūpuna Maunga Authority from felling around 2500 exotic…
Media release: Māori-led group prepares to occupy Mt Richmond / Ōtāhuhu to save hundreds of exotic trees
A Māori-led Māngere-Ōtāhuhu community group is preparing to occupy Mt Richmond / Ōtāhuhu after learning that Auckland Council has recently issued a non-notified resource consent to allow Tūpuna Maunga Authority to fell hundreds of exotic trees there. Local resident Shirley Waru (Te Rarawa o Ngāpui / Te Uri o Tai) lives nearby and has been…
Successful restoration need not require destruction to succeed
Maunga tree protectors Shirley Waru and Anna Radford discuss how successful ecological and cultural restoration need not require destruction.
Non-notified tree felling resource consent reactivated for Mt Richmond
Tupuna Maunga Authority’s non notified resource consent to fell Mt Richmond’s trees has been re-activated.
A Mangere resident shows what happened after Tūpuna Maunga Authority felled all 153 exotic trees there
Mangere resident Kirsty Hunt shares a powerful video that shows what has happened since Tūpuna Maunga Authority fell 153 exotic trees on that maunga in 2019.
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