Category Archives: Auckland

My letter to Waterfront Auckland on the way they’re treating us on our bikes lately.

Ok, so I can guess what happened. Someone on a bike rode carelessly through the wharf area to the boat, unsafely for the foot passengers around, and so somebody in authority decided that as a consequence all bikes need to be walked on the ferry terminals. I understand where you’re coming from on that. Safety of passengers is important, and

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Titirangi Kauri Protestor Convicted of Trespass

Media release June 12, 2015 Titirangi Kauri Protester Sentenced Kauri tree occupier Michael Tavares was today convicted of trespass, having pleaded guilty to the charge for the 81 hour protest in March this year. No sentence will be imposed upon Mr Tavares unless he appears before the courts in the next 12 months. The situation that led to Mr Tavares’

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Media Advisory – Titirangi Kauri Tree Sitter to be sentenced by Waitakere District court this Friday

Date: Friday 12th June Time: 11am Location: Waitakere District Court Kauri tree occupier Michael Tavares will be sentenced this Friday having pleaded guilty to the charge of trespass for the 81 hour protest in March. The maximum possible penalty for this charge is 3 months imprisonment, or a fine. The tree sit protest came after two years of failed attempts

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Auckland Council Almost There on Plastic Bags!

On Wednesday Steph Borelle presented her “mayor Len Brown – Ban Plastic Bags in Auckland” petition to the Environment and Heritage Subcommittee of Auckland Council. She spoke passionately about the effect single use plastic bags have on the marine environment of the Hauraki gulf, the area on which she is doing her PhD on offshore ecology, and the gulf in

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