Regan Schoultz is an NZME news service reporter based in Auckland.

Summit no-go for all vehicles

View of Auckland from the summit of Mt Eden. Photo / File
View of Auckland from the summit of Mt Eden. Photo / File

A ban on all motor vehicles from the summit of Mt Eden, one of Auckland's most popular tourist spots, will come into force next week.

The ban, which takes effect on January 20, applies to all motor vehicles, including motorbikes and scooters.

It implements the Maunga Authority's April 2015 decision to extend a ban on heavy vehicles, including coaches, which was put in place in 2011.

The authority, which oversees Auckland's volcanic cones, said the consideration of pedestrian safety, congestion and damage led to a "unanimous" decision.

Tupuna Maunga Authority chairman Paul Majurey said the outcome respected the spiritual and cultural significance of the summit to Mana Whenua.

People who have limited mobility and are unable to walk to the tihi, or the driver for someone with limited mobility can obtain a keypad access code by contacting the Auckland Council.


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