17 Oct 2017

Last ditch effort to save Ihumatao from development

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 17 October 2017

A construction company has passed its final hurdle to develop a Special Housing Area on land at Ihumatao in South Auckland. But it's not without opposition.

Heritage New Zealand granted Fletcher Residential approval for the 480 homes but a group called Save Our Unique Landscapes, or SOUL, plans to file an appeal at the Environment Court today.

Save Our Unique Landscapes spokesperson Pania Newton joins us with the history of the area.

Read here for more about Ihumatao.