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Mana Rākau Celebrates Tree Protection Law

Saturday, 19 August 2023, 3:50 pm | Steve Abel

The community tree protection group which formed over the struggle to protect a stand of native trees in Canal Road Avondale is celebrating a new law which ends the nationwide prohibition on general tree protection. The Natural and Built Environment ... More >>

Canal Rd Tree Protectors Court Sentencing Today

Tuesday, 25 October 2022, 5:45 am | Steve Abel

Tāmaki Makaurau: Four activists arrested while protecting mature trees, including the iconic stand at Canal Road in Avondale, are before the Auckland District Court today at 3:45pm. They are Hanna Luypers, Trav Mischewski, Zane Wedding and Steve ... More >>

Chainsaws Halted At Logging Of Over 100 Year-old Kahikatea Stand At Ardmore

Saturday, 30 October 2021, 2:05 pm | Steve Abel

Kaitiaki from tree protection group Mana Rākau, after interrupting the logging of a stand of kahikatea at Ardmore yesterday afternoon, are calling out the Government for its failure to return general tree protection. Arborist and tree climber Zane ... More >>

Dramatic New Images Show “hole In The Heart” Of Western Springs Native Forest

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 9:55 am | Steve Abel

Tuesday 27 April 2021: Drone footage shot on Friday and stills shot over ANZAC weekend show the scale of the logging road cut through the middle of Western Springs Forest. Climate and tree protection activist Steve Abel says, “Auckland Council’s logging ... More >>

72 Year Old And Elected Member Atop Digger At Western Springs Forest To Stop “Carnage” And “Disrespect”

Friday, 16 April 2021, 9:00 am | Steve Abel

Friday 17 April: Before dawn this morning 72 year old grandmother Linda Hill climbed atop a digger being used to cut a logging track through the Western Springs Forest. Linda was raised in the area and used to play in the forest as a child. “I am protecting ... More >>

Dozens Of Native Trees Cut Down In 'Restoration Project' At Western Springs Forest

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 4:49 pm | Steve Abel

Yesterday, while local residents attended an emergency meeting of the Environment Court on the Western Springs Forest, Auckland Council contractors began cutting down native trees in the forest. “We were gutted to find, at the end of the day’s ... More >>

Sign Unveiled Honouring Human Heritage Of Canal Road Trees And Hīkoi Called

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 3:46 pm | Steve Abel

At 6am this morning a naming ceremony was held at the Canal Road native tree site in Avondale, Auckland. Arborist and long-term tree sitter at the site Zane Wedding says, “The naming is a vision of what we want the Canal Road properties to become More >>

Hundreds Gather At Dawn For Peaceful Protest To Save Canal Road Trees

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 8:28 am | Steve Abel

At dawn this morning, over 200 people gathered at Canal Road in Avondale in response to a callout by the community group at the heart of the campaign to stop a stand of native trees there from being felled. Three people are blockading the entrance ... More >>

Canal Tree Climbers To Stay Put When Chainsaws Arrive Tomorrow

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 10:58 am | Steve Abel

Police and contractors will try to clear protesters and attempt to cut down the remaining native trees at 56 Canal Road tomorrow (Wednesday 16 September) at 6am, say native tree campaigners. Arborists, activists and Avondale locals are calling ... More >>

6 Canal Road Tree Activists Appear In Court

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 8:33 am | Steve Abel

Six protesters who occupied 100-year old native trees to stop contractors cutting them down at Canal Road, Avondale, will appear in Auckland District Court today at 10am. On July 21, police arrested Abigail Smith, Niamh O'Flynn, Nick Young, Steve ... More >>

Arborists Join 19-day Native Tree Occupation

Monday, 27 July 2020, 7:37 am | Steve Abel

Arborist, Hanna Luypers occupying the Puriri tree in the centre of the Canal Road site.  This morning two professional arborists and two community members scaled trees to halt the chainsaws at the infamous Canal Road native tree cluster ... More >>

Greenpeace Campaigner Of 22 Years Announces Bid To Stand For Parliament

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 9:28 am | Steve Abel

20 February 2020: Steve Abel was selected last night as the Green Party candidate for the New Lynn electorate in West Auckland. The Long time environmental activist and Greenpeace’s former Senior Campaign and Political Adviser stepped down from ... More >>

Joyce, Brownlee and Carter's anti-environmental policy

Monday, 17 September 2012, 3:47 pm | Steve Abel

On news of the baffling Cabinet decision last week to snub our “best friend” the USA over Antarctic ocean protection a couple of old maxims came to mind: Cicero’s saying that, “An enemy at the gates is less formidable than the traitor within" ... More >>




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