Open Letter to Whau Local Board and the media

Rosebank Park Domain lease: do public consultation on a park and separate the racetrack from the native forest Kia ora koutou, The Tree Council was dismayed to read the recent Whau Local Board Chair’s Report https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/news/2024/05/from-the-whau-local-board-chair/ stating that a new lease for the motor sports clubs on the Rosebank Park Domain will soon be announced, Read More …

Together we stopped the chop!

Media release: for immediate release 17 August 2023 The Tree Council is delighted that the Government’s Natural and Built Environment Bill has passed its third and final reading and will become law. The Bill was significantly amended as a result of the thousands of submissions received by the Environment Select Committee calling for urban tree Read More …

Promising signs for tree protection in new legislation

The Environment Select Committee has released its report and recommended amendments to the Natural and Built Environment Bill, which will replace the Resource Management Act. Over the two rounds of consultation on the draft Bill supporters of The Tree Council and NZ Arb sent over 3,300 individual submissions to the Select Committee supporting the changes we recommended Read More …

NEW POWERLINES REGULATIONS A HAZARD TO TREES

Media release: for immediate release Wednesday 3 May 2023 The Government, through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), is asking for feedback regarding their discussion document on the review of the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003. These are the regulations that determine how trees growing near to electrical supply infrastructure will be Read More …