The dispute at Ihumātao continues. Many commentators have expressed their opinions and I think it is reasonable to say that progress is being made. However a clear way forward is yet to be established.
The Auckland Volcanic Cones Society has always emphasised the landscape importance of the disputed land. It has not changed from this position. No other commentator seems to deny this importance either, including Fletcher NZ, who made some concessions to landscape in their original development plans, even if they were deemed not to go far enough.