Support rates relief for protecting natural heritage – make a submission now!

Auckland Council is proposing replacing the transitional rates grants which are for Auckland landowners who have voluntary natural heritage protection covenants on their properties and were past recipients of legacy rates remissions schemes that were removed in 2018.  What covenants provide for: A natural heritage protection covenant is an agreement between Auckland Council (or another authorised Read More …

Make a submission on the Resource Management (Housing Enabling & Other Matters) Amendment Bill

The Labour Government has teamed up with the National Party to impose on all councils across the country the most appalling piece of top-down planning legislation we have ever seen.It will require all councils to change their planning schemes (Unitary/District Plans) to enable 3 buildings of up to 3 storeys on all residential sites. The proposals Read More …

THE TREE COUNCIL LODGES JUDICIAL REVIEW AGAINST AUCKLAND COUNCIL

The Tree Council has lodged proceedings in the High Court against Auckland Council’s decision not to process any of the 587 nominations it has received over the last 7-10 years to schedule trees as Notable Trees since the creation of Schedule 10 (Notable Trees) of the Unitary Plan. Auckland Council’s Planning Committee decided in November Read More …

Urban Tree Protection – Now and the Future – Free workshop for arborists & landscapers

The Tree Council’s Secretary Dr Mels Barton is a speaker at this free workshop for professional arborists & landscapers, along with Stacy Colyer (Director of Greenscene NZ) and Jessica Hiscox (Sustainability Manager for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei).The event is sponsored by Auckland Council and NZARB – New Zealand Arboricultural Association Inc. The event will be hosted Read More …