Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Vandals Destroy Village Trees

Vandals Destroy Village Trees

Two large trees- one a Kauri and the other a Titoki- were last night hacked down in Titirangi.

The Council owned trees stood 3-4metres high and the Titoki is estimated at around 40 years old. It appears the trees were cut using a handsaw.

Local business people alerted the Council to the damage this morning and contractors have since cut up and removed the foliage.

CCTV (video) footage of the attack was taken by a camera mounted on a nearby café and that has been handed to the police.

In addition, Mayor Bob Harvey has offered a $500 reward for any information which leads to a successful prosecution of those responsible.

“To do something like this is just dumb beyond belief,” says Mayor Harvey. “We hadn’t received any complaints about the trees at all- in fact they were precious icons of our Village.”

The trees will be replaced as soon as possible, weather permitting.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news