Waitākere forest closure proposed

At the 20 February 2018 meeting of Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee, the council proposed closing forested areas of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, with some exceptions, by 1 May 2018.

Committee chair and Waitākere ward councillor Penny Hulse says this is an important step towards greater protection of kauri across the region.

The committee also proposed closing further high-risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park by 1 May 2018, subject to consultation with mana whenua and the Franklin Local Board.

For more details, see the council’s Our Auckland website.

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