For the past century, Pāpāmoa Domain has sat in the shade of more than 80 pine trees. Some stand more than 25m tall on spindly trunks. Every Thursday over summer hundreds of people filter between them making a beeline to their favourite food truck at Dinner in the Domain. Beachgoers also enjoy their shade - somewhat of a rarity in coastal Pāpāmoa. An incident with one of the trees at the peak of summer, however, has resulted in a Tauranga City Council review that found some of the trees could pose a risk to the public. Samantha Motion reports.

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