Johno Smith

Kauri protest trespasser wants a restorative justice meeting to badger the victims some more

The cheek of some people. The trespassing ratbag wants restorative justice, presumably so he can hector the victims some more.

A man who staged a sit-in protest up a kauri in west Auckland says he hopes the property owner will agree to a restorative justice meeting.

Arborist Johno Smith pleaded guilty in the Waitakere District Court this morning to trespass.

The 32-year-old arborist spent nearly two weeks up the kauri in Titirangi last month, in an effort to stop it being cut down.

An injunction to stop development on the site remains in place until an appeal against resource consent is heard next month.

He climbed down after it was ring-barked. ?? Read more »