14 Jan 2020

Public continue to break rules in Kauri dieback areas

From Summer Report, 8:35 am on 14 January 2020

Fences keeping people out of forest areas closed by Kauri dieback in Auckland are being cut, damaged and removed - much to the frustration of Auckland Council.

Compliance officers were out over the Christmas-New Year break and while most people are following the rules, 14 people will be receiving Bylaw Breach and Trespass Notices and another four will be getting formal warnings.

But it's the increase in vandalism that's a pressing concern.

Steve Pearce, the manager of regulatory compliance at Auckland Council, spoke to Logan Church.