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

 


West Wind: what you won’t hear from Meridian


West Wind: what you won’t hear from Meridian

At a meeting to be held in Karori tonight the public have the opportunity to hear information about the West Wind project which they won’t get from Meridian’s hugely expensive publicity campaign.

The information evening is the third organised by Makara residents to inform local people about the impact Meridian’s proposed Makara power plant will have on both the unique Makara region and Karori itself.

Makara Guardians’ spokesperson Jenny Jorgensen said many Wellingtonians have serious concerns about Meridian’s proposal.

“People we’re talking to are concerned that they’re not hearing the full story from Meridian. While state-owned Meridian is spending huge sums on expensive fullpage newspaper ads and glossy TV commercials about thistle seeds blowing around, Wellingtonians are starting to realise they’re being subjected to a slick publicity campaign which doesn’t acknowledge any problems with the power plant,” Mrs Jorgensen said.

“Meridian want the public to believe wind turbines are trouble-free. However the company’s recent confidential settlement allowing for the resettlement of a Te Apiti family living in sight of turbines shows this is not the whole story. The meeting tonight is an opportunity for people to hear what Meridian isn’t telling us,” she said.

The meeting will be held in the Karori Community hall, 235 Karori Road at 7.45pm tonight.

The Makara Guardians are a group of Wellington people concerned with protecting the unique nature of the Makara landscape.


© 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