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

 

Mackenzie Basin Petition Presentation Looms

The Mackenzie Basin Community will come together on the top of Mt Mary this Saturday in a show of support for local farmers in their fight to have irrigation and stock water returned to them by the Government.

Former Mackenzie Basin farmer, Bruce Scott, is behind a petition that’s backing the farmers and receiving strong support throughout the region. The petition will be presented to National Party Leader, Dr Don Brash and Environment Spokesman, Hon Dr Nick Smith, who will take it to Parliament.

Details of the petition presentation are as follows:

Date: Saturday 17th July 2004

Time: 10:30am

Location: Meeting at Mt Cook Salmon Farm – on the Tekapo Canal and transfer by 4-wheel drive to the top of Mt Mary. (By car the Salmon Farm is 15 minutes from Tekapo. After Tekapo turn right off SH8 on to Tekapo Canal Berm Road)

The presentation will be followed by lunch on site.

For more information or to confirm if you require transport via 4-wheel drive to the top of Mt Mary please call Denis Fastier on (03) 680 6614 or (027) 208 5000.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.

Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>

 

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election