Phil Twyford, in Committee, to move the following amendments:
To omit clause 52 (lines 8 to 31 on page 52).
To omit clause 151 (lines 18 to 37 on page 203 and lines 1 to 8 on page 204).
The combined effect of clauses 52 and 151 is to legislatively prohibit the people of Auckland, through their locally elected representatives, from making their own decisions about tree protection. The amendments in this Supplementary Order Paper remove this prohibition and leave the matter to Aucklanders to decide. These amendments would also allow the Government time to meaningfully engage with local communities in respect to any modifications of existing tree protection rules.