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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.Continue reading “Tūpuna Maunga Authority appears to offer concessions but fishhooks apparent”

Webinar

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’sContinue reading “Webinar”

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 2021 We read with exasperation a recent Pākeha columnist’s racially based criticism of those trying to prevent Tūpuna Maunga Authority from felling around 2500Continue reading “Accusations of racism and colonialism marginalise Māori in the maunga tree debate”

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 beenContinue reading “Media release: Māori-led group prepares to occupy Mt Richmond / Ōtāhuhu to save hundreds of exotic trees”


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