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Councils Working Together re: Mackenzie Country Trust

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT

Monday May 13, 2013

Councils Working Together on Response to the Mackenzie Country Trust Proposal

The release of the report on the Mackenzie Agreement and the Mackenzie Country Trust has been noted by Mackenzie District Council, Waitaki District Council, and Environment Canterbury and is expected to be formally received by each council in due course.

The report sets out the shared vision of the Mackenzie Agreement, and a proposal to establish the Mackenzie Country Trust with a new piece of legislation.

The shared vision – as set out in the report – represents the agreed position between the local community and national organisations with an interest in the Mackenzie area.

The three councils will work together to consider the report. This will include how the councils can respond to the report through Resource Management Act plans and the work of the Upper Waitaki zone committee.

The three councils will also advise local community members and national stakeholders of their response to the report and likely actions.

ENDS

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