The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has confirmed construction on the controversial Mt. Erebus memorial will start shortly.
Protestors have delayed the memorial for over two hundred days by camping on the land, which is in Parnell's Dove-Myer Robinson Park.
Those opposed insist it's on a former pā site, it will damage a giant pōhutukawa and turn a place of joy into mourning.
Waitemata local board member Sarah Trotman who voted against memorial, joined Kate Hawkesby.