Heritage groups are urging the public to help save thousands of character homes in danger of being demolished in Auckland.
About a dozen groups have asked the Auckland City Council not to remove demolition and removal protections on homes built before the 1940s.
The groups claim thousands of homes in residential zone 2 suburbs such as Epsom, Herne Bay and St Heliers will be affected.
A spokesperson for the heritage groups, Kate Tomlie-Bowden, says the changes would allow almost half of pre-1940s character homes to be demolished or removed without resource consent.
The council has issued proposed alterations to the protections and is asking for public feedback by 7 August.