Auckland’s Grey Lynn Park no-mow project cut short by contractor mistake

A section of the no-mow pilot on the slope that avoided being accidentally mown.

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A section of the no-mow pilot on the slope that avoided being accidentally mown.

This story was originally published on RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission.

A rewilding project in Auckland has been cut short after a contractor accidentally mowed much of it down.

The Grey Lynn Park no-mow pilot was running for about three months before more than half of the area was mown, Waitematā Local Board’s Parks, Sport and Recreation portfolio holder, Adriana Avendaño Christie, said.

She said the whole area would have been mown if a resident had not stepped in to stop it.

“[The contractor] had someone filling in for the day who did not read the map – he thought he was doing a good job…

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