An Auckland woman has been given 180 hours community service for chopping down a tree on her property. A representative of the council spoke to Larry Williams about this. He suggested their approach was rather zealous, to which she responded, if everybody was allowed to cut down trees imagine what the environment would look like, "We've seen the carnage."
Well isn't it strange that garden centres and nurseries are more popular than ever, that the environments where private homes predominate are more attractive, that so many people want to move onto lifestyle blocks, grow trees and protect their privacy. What a pathetic excuse for an outrage. What really motivates these people?