COMMENT

The spokesman of the Auckland Volcanic Cones Society, Greg Smith (NZ Herald, May 10) offers a level-headed approach to the crisis at Ihumātao near Auckland International Airport. It sums up the mess that we are now in – those seeking to protect the land are preparing to face down corporate bulldozers – but also offers a constructive way forward.

Smith argues the contested land at Ihumātao, known as Special Housing Area 62 (SHA62), is of national importance and it's time for the Government and Auckland Council to make a joint acquisition to break the current impasse.

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