57 days ago

Vandals chop down and poison 23 sacred trees and shrubs in Takapuna

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Kia ora koutou. Vandals have allegedly poisoned and cut down dozens of native trees and shrubs of huge significance to Māori near Takapuna Beach.

Around 23 trees and shrubs at Te Uru Tapu (The Sacred Grove) at the northern end of the beach were discovered to have been vandalised during a regular inspection by Auckland Council’s senior urban forest specialist on Tuesday.

The grove of ancient pōhutukawa trees is of high significance to mana whenua, with the trees and vegetation in the area protected by the Auckland Unitary Plan.

A section of the grove has been fenced off since June 2018, due to the risk of trees falling onto a boardwalk below. It appeared someone had deliberately entered the restricted area to cut down the trees, which included karo, karaka, nīkau, tōtara and coprosmas. Drill holes were also found at the base of three mature karo trees, which suggested they had been poisoned.

None of the trees are expected to survive. Auckland Council has launched an investigation and is asking anyone with information to email sacredgrove@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Click 'read more' for the full story.

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Auckland Council supports City Mission’s Auckland Angels appeal

The Team from Auckland Council

We are throwing our support behind Auckland City Mission’s ‘Auckland Angels’ appeal, helping to ensure Aucklanders in greatest need can celebrate Christmas after a particularly tough year.

ℹ️ Click on Read More to find out more about:
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4 days ago

BEGGINER GUITAR LESSONS !!!!

Liliana from Beach Haven

Hi Community!

GUITAR LESSONS FOR BEGGINERS KIDS!!!

Learn from zero!
Learn how to play guitar easy and fun!
Learn different Kind of songs and enjoy playing guitar!!
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I am Music teacher and I love to teach!
I have been doing private lesson guitar for more than 10 years.


If you are interested just send me an Email to Lilyfariasg@gmail.com
And we can start to talk!


***FACE - TO - FACE lessons in Beach Haven, Auckland. Or nerby. (When covid restrictions end)

***ONLINE lessons with ZOOM.


Cheers!!



Liliana Farias.
Music's teacher.

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3 days ago

Old fashioned portable CD player wanted!

Julie from Birkdale

Does anyone have an unwanted old fashioned little portable CD player lying around please?