27 Nov 2019

Tūpuna Maunga Authority says attempts to meet protesters rebuffed

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 27 November 2019

The chair of the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority says repeated efforts to meet with the protesters occupying Ōwairaka have been rebuffed.

Those objecting to plans to remove 345 exotic trees and plant 13,000 native trees have been camped out at the maunga for two weeks now.

Paul Majurey who chairs the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority told Te Manu Korihi's Māni Dunlop the authority hopes to clear the air at the hui - and is inviting anyone who would like to attend to come along.