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”
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”
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”
Maunga tree protectors Shirley Waru and Anna Radford discuss how successful ecological and cultural restoration need not require destruction.
Tupuna Maunga Authority’s non notified resource consent to fell Mt Richmond’s trees has been re-activated.
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.