March 02, 2015
Smoking ban on volcanic cones
The Tupuna Maunga o Tamaki Makaurau Authority has voted to make Auckland’s volcanic cones alcohol and smoke-free.
Chair Paul Majurey says the sight of cigarette butts and discarded bottles and cans is not conducive to the living connection communities have with these important places.
He says the decision has the unanimous support of mana whenua, Auckland Council and the Crown co-governance parties who lead the Maunga Authority.
Eleven of the 14 maunga are already covered by Auckland Council bylaws banning alcohol.
The new policy will be drafted soon and come into effect when explanatory signs are placed on the maunga.
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