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Rachel Hunter joins debate on 500-year-old tree

A kauri tree in New Zealand's Parry Kauri Park.
A kauri tree in New Zealand’s Parry Kauri Park. Image by itravelNZ® / CC BY 2.0

New Zealand’s most famous super model Rachel Hunter has weighed in on the debate over two ancient trees facing the chop by developers. Protesters in Auckland have been calling for two trees to be spared after their removal was given the go ahead by the Auckland City Council. Mobilised by Michael Tavares, perched in the kauri tree, crowds have gathered at the base to protect the trees from being cut down. The 300-year-old rimu and the 500-year-old kauri tree in Titirangi are not affected by disease. Read more: stuff.co.nz