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Pohutukawa tree case study

When is it best to express your views by providing reasons? Are there cases in which other ways of expressing yourself might be better suited?

This video was inspired by a letter to the Editor that Lisa Prager published in The Ponsonby News, in February 15, 2015:

Again the Auckland Council has failed in its statutory duty to represent the public and protect our natural heritage. A secret meeting was held last month by Auckland Transport to tell the public (who were not invited) that they had the right to fell six 80-year-old pohutukawa trees on Great North Road, opposite MOTAT, in order to widen the road for increased car use projected in 2026. Meanwhile the chainsaw gangs gag to be let loose as they were in Western Springs Stadium and in behind the zoo, and the local community board wrings its hands powerless to stop this CCO (Council Un-controlled Organisation)! Contrary to Auckland becoming the world’s most livable city, the build and natural environment struggles to survive while greedy developers enjoy corporate welfare at the public’s expense. A Widespread Auckland rates revolt is one way to get our councilors to listen to us.
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