You have to hand it to the Manyana campaigners fighting to save the remnant forest from being cleared for new houses - they know how to fight.
For any campaign to be successful, it has to be consistent and considered, which is exactly how Manyana Matters has played it. After we published an opinion piece putting the other side of the argument - that halting the development would damage the local economy - Manyana Matters responded with a convincing and calm counter-argument.
Development has been the talk of the town in Milton too after we told the story of an elderly resident who was concerned the country character of the town was being eroded by unsympathetic development. His concerns weren't new but they certainly reignited an important conversation about how we embrace progress without sacrificing the very things that make our part of the world so attractive.
It's a conversation that's likely to continue in the post-COVID world as more city people migrate to the regions, including ours.