23 Feb 2024

Pohutakawa tree stops woman getting to ambulance

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 23 February 2024

There's a giant pohutakawa tree growing on a council berm outside Colin Harvey's place.

Over time one of its substantial branches has grown across his driveway to the point it's blocking some access.

That meant when Colin's wife Jill needed urgent medical attention, the ambulance couldn't get past.

For 4 years now, 83 year old Colin Harvey has been asking the New Plymouth District Council to give it a trim.

Colin Harvey speaks to Lisa Owen.