|Nov 5th The centre pohutukawa is the condemned tree|
|Nov 16th. The pohutukawa was chopped down yesterday|
The planners report stated that the ‘The removal of the pohutukawa will be mitigated by other planting’.
This was reported in the Flagstaff and challenged by the Devonport Heritage people Nov 3rd. The tree was chopped down on the 15th Nov ( yesterday) .
A letter in the Flagstaff today by a Robert Weber suggests that the ‘Council needs to have a serious rethink about the values it has and the duty to protect in the interests of all of us’ He states that by law the council has to weigh the benefits of development against the effect on natural resources.