15 May 2019

Waitākere woes: Re-open plan fails to impress public

From Nine To Noon, 9:34 am on 15 May 2019
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Photo: RNZ / Joanna MacKenzie

Auckland Council's proposed plans to re-open access to the Waitākere Ranges haven't gone down well with the public.

Areas of the park were closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback and the Council has released the findings of consultation with residents and the wider public.

Most said the current plan doesn't provide a good balance of recreation experiences and forest health - while a small minority say it doesn't go far enough. Where does this leave the Council?

Kathryn is joined by regional parks manager Rachel Kelleher and Piha resident James Dickinson, who's part of a group fighting kauri dieback.