49 days ago

Poll: Are you in favour of V-shaped pruning to avoid power lines?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Another Auckland suburb has come under fire for unattractive tree pruning.

Waterview’s Alford St made headlines last week after residents complained the trees had been cut into unsightly V-shapes by Auckland Council contractor Treescape.

Doria Johnson, who lives on Scott Rd in Papakura, said the trees on her road have had the same treatment, from the same contractor.

Every single tree has been cut down the middle to avoid the power lines, she said.

“It’s not just my tree, it's the entire street ... It looks like a nightmare, it's disgusting.”

Read more of Mina Kerr-Lazenby's story here on Stuff:

www.stuff.co.nz...

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Are you in favour of V-shaped pruning to avoid power lines?
  • 5.8% Yes
    5.8% Complete
  • 89.1% No
    89.1% Complete
  • 5.1% I'm neutral
    5.1% Complete
156 votes
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We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used your local community paper.

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4 hours ago

Learning about ANZAC Day

Theresa Vause from English Language Partners Auckland South

Learners from our Papatoetoe ESOL literacy classes learnt about ANZAC Day. They made some poppies and visited the Papatoetoe Historical Society Museum where they learnt how medals were crafted and about the RSA.
Thank you to the Papatoetoe Historical Society Museum for having us.