Urban Designer - Vernacular Architect - Maritime Planner - Owner-Builder - Servant of Piglet - Educator - Author - Revolutionary - Peacenik - Tour Guide 

Tony Watkins

 ~ Vernacular Design 

Protecting trees
The first tree Print E-mail

ImageThe Papatotoetoe Borough Council introduced a District Plan which showed that a kauri tree was to be cut down to allow a service lane to pass along the back of 238 Great South Road. I objected. The Council laughed and dismissed the objection without even giving it consideration. I took the matter to the Environment Court. The laughter stopped. No one had ever taken them to court before.




Back to our roots Print E-mail

Photograph by Kellie Blizard
Precious trees can now be protected! Residents have the opportunity to nominate trees that deserve to be taken care of, reports Joe Barratt.