Tui and bordellos
From the time we moved into our Mornington property we started to plant native trees, shrubs and grasses. They are now mature and provide an excellent kitchen for native birds. The Tui, who is often seen and heard around our bush clad section, comes year after year for the flax and Kowhai. Recently, property developers destroyed a protected Kowhai in Tory Street, leaving one less place in the city for our beautiful Tui. The highest penalty is a two hundred thousand dollar fine. Such a destructive action should be given the maximum penalty, leaving no doubt about the places of our natural heritage. Those responsible for this carnage have proudly announced their latest business venture, Wellington's most expensive brothel. This is a tawdry exchange for our heritage Kowhai and our first citizens.