For almost 20 years Michaels Ave reserve has been a spray free multi purpose public space, meeting the needs of everyone, from soccer players to preschoolers, dog walkers to native wildlife breeding in the restored wetland.
After a non notified consent process the Auckland council has begun ripping up the field closest to the wetland reserve, to replace the grass with artificial turf. The needs of everyone has been ignored for the needs of the few.
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More info here by Sumner Burstyn: