Friction in social media yesterday between Waitakere’s elected members (Local Board and Councillors) around the Councillors vote on the Titirangi Kauri Tree .
Auckland’s Councillors were asked to vote between two amendments, presented here
The second amendment , below, won. This was the amendment moved by WAitakere Ward Councillors Linda Cooper and Penny Hulse.
The second amendment sought to resolve the issues to save the tree, but in the framework of what was legally possible, and within the legal guidelines of the Central Government Resource Management Act and council processes. The end of the Stream shows a number of Councillors felt the first amendment put them in an ” unfair position” and Hulse voted against amendment A saying she did so “with huge reluctance.” The successful amendment puts forward that Council will continue to work with the landowners to seek a resolution.
You can watch the councillors discussion, on Council Live Stream Media. Here