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Meridian CE welcomes final Land and Water Forum paper

Meridian CE welcomes final Land and Water Forum paper

For immediate release: Thursday 15 November 2012

Meridian Energy today welcomed the release of the Land and Water Forum’s (LAWF’s) third report.

Chief Executive Mark Binns congratulated the Forum for pulling together a complex and diverse group of water interests.

“There are a range of views on the right approach to manage New Zealand’s fresh water resources. This forum has enabled all parties to put their views on the table,” says Mr Binns.

“Recognition should go to Chair Alistair Bisley and all Forum members for their four year collaboration. The result is three quality reports that will help improve water management for New Zealand.”

The water allocation report marks the conclusion of the Forum’s work. “LAWF’s collaboration provides an opportunity for making positive change to the way New Zealand manages its water. This framework is capable of protecting the environment and enabling economic growth,” says Mr Binns.

A key issue for the third report of the Forum was to consider how a water management framework – including the establishment of clear limits for water use that protect ecological, social and cultural values – enables economic growth. “This body of work outlines issues that are important for the environment, the economy and investor confidence. Meridian looks forward to participating in the next phase as this work is considered for implementation,” adds Mr Binns.

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About Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy is an integrated renewable energy company. We are the largest renewable generator in New Zealand. We retail electricity to homes, farms and businesses throughout New Zealand through our Meridian and Powershop brands. Meridian is creating a better energy future by leading the way in harnessing the power of renewable energy sources – water, wind and sun. In New Zealand, the company owns and operates seven hydro stations, six within the Waitaki Hydro Scheme, and wind farms throughout New Zealand. We also own and operate wind farms in Australia and have a strong pipeline of new generation options in both countries. We’ve built solar facilities in California and Tonga, and see future opportunities for solar in Australia.

Sustainability is fundamental to our operational approach, reflecting our long-term focus. We work with organisations to preserve the natural environment and protect native plant and animal life, and support local communities through our awardwinning Community Fund Programme and national and local sponsorships. To help our customers manage their energy use, we offer a range of innovative energyefficient products and services. Our operations are certified by Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS®).

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