Rich lister’s land in protected-tree row

  • A strip of coastal pohutukawa forest has been “devastated” along a Takapuna beach clifftop, on and adjacent to land belonging to a Rich List developer.

Trees felled to make way for a large home extension on Clifton Rd properties owned by Britomart developer Peter Cooper include a mature pohutukawa tree on a public reserve.

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Trees felled to make way for a large home extension on Clifton Rd properties owned by Britomart developer Peter Cooper. Photo Phil Taylor

Trees felled to make way for a large home extension on Clifton Rd properties owned by Britomart developer Peter Cooper. Photo / Phil Taylor