DoC Leads Councillors "Down the Garden Path"
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Conservation Leads Councillors "Down the Garden
Eleven Waikato Regional Councillors were taken on a
field trip around the Waikato Region. Part of that trip
involved visiting the Totara Walk - a short loop-track
situated near Bennydale.
The presenters, which included
the Department of Conservation, implied that the impressive
birdsong was as a result of aerial 1080 poisoning
operations. Waikato Regional Councillor Kathy White returned
with Clyde Graf to dig a little deeper ... click the link to
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>