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Auckland's Unitary Plan Could be Delayed

Date: 30/09/2016

New Zealand Herald


 Bernard Orsman


Nick and Juliet McKinstry are supporting an appeal by the Character Coalition and Auckland 2040 to "protect" the city's housing heritage.

"Onehunga has tremendous history and all of a sudden I feel we have been dumped on the dung heap from on high," Nick said.

The McKinstrys and their neighbours, Stephen and Deearna Lasham, believed their properties had heritage protection, only to learn they had been rezoned for townhouses and three-storey apartments late in the process without them having a say.

"People living in suburbs like Onehunga, Westmere, Glendowie, Grey Lynn, Henderson, Grafton and Blockhouse Bay woke up one morning to find their rights had been completely trampled on," said Character Coalition spokeswoman Sally Hughes.