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Eight people arrested at Auckland protest over felling of native trees in Avondale – New Zealand Herald

A heavy police presence was at the site as dozens of mature native trees were felled.

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Eight people have been arrested as they tried to stop the felling of dozens of mature native trees at a central Auckland development site.
The group, Mana Raka – Save Canal Road Native Trees, has been at the Avondale site on Canal Rd since July last year in protest of the removal of the grove of 100-year-old native trees.
There were originally about 50 mature trees on the site – including ttara, kahikatea, karaka and priri – but about half of these had been felled after the section was sold to developers…

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