A Hastings man fined more than $26,000 for chopping down his neighbour's trees, plans to write a book about the episode.
John Tasker says he will send a copy to every MP asking them to change the law.
The 80-year-old said his property had a sea view when he bought it but this was obscured when his neighbour started planting trees.
Tasker said he couldn't find a way to get the trees removed legally, so he jumped the fence with a chainsaw and felled about 20 of them.
He said he now regrets his actions, but thinks a view is an asset that should be protected by law.