Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Marine Reserve Opponents Big Losers In Election


Wellington South Coast Marine Reserve Coalition

Press Release
For Immediate Use
15 October, 2001

Marine Reserve Opponents Big Losers In Election


Voters in Wellington’s Southern Ward have rejected candidates who opposed a marine reserve on the south coast, and elected two candidates who support it.

“Residents of southern Wellington have sent a loud, clear message to the Minister of Conservation to approve a reserve. The reserve has been a big issue in the area over the last year, and Saturday’s poll shows most residents support those who are in favour of it,” said Marine Reserve Coalition spokesman, Andrew Cutler.

Top polling candidates Celia Wade-Brown and Sue Piper are both supporters of the reserve. The third councillor elected on Saturday, Brian Pepperell is an opponent.

“The most important result is the rejection by voters of two candidates who campaigned vigorously against the reserve. The result shows that opponents of the reserve are in the minority, and despite intensive efforts over the last year can’t muster much support.”

A marine reserve will help revitalise the south coast, bringing more business to the area from divers, families and school parties. Along with the new Marine Education Centre, and the Council’s proposed investment in parks and the foreshore, a marine reserve will be a key factor to restore the coastal environment.

“On Saturday, Southern Ward residents showed they support a marine reserve. We hope the Minister was listening, because the message was loud and clear!”

ENDS

For further information

Andrew Cutler
Mobile: 021 44 99 32

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news