One of the biggest stories of 2019 has been the land occupation at Ihumātao. Now just 15 kilometres away in Mt Albert, another occupation is underway.
For nearly two weeks a handful of locals have been camping out on its iconic mountain, protesting the planned removal of 345 mature exotic trees.
They're being felled to make way for natives that'll provide a habitat for native birds.
It's part of a regeneration project being undertaken by the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority, a collective of Auckland iwi responsible for the regions volcanic cones.
It's a project that's ruffled feathers.
To discuss, The Hui spoke to lawyer Kingi Snelgar and academic Emmy Rakete.
Watch the video.