News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Labour's Forest Protection Policy Welcomed

Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand Inc


Media Release - Saturday 11 September, 1999 - Wellington

Labour's Forest Protection Policy Welcomed by Conservationists

The national alliance of environmental organisations, ECO, today strongly welcomed the Labour Party's indigenous forest policy which promises to protect West Coast Indigenous Forests managed by Timberlands.

"Labour's policy to can Timberland's proposed West Coast beech scheme and halt all logging of crown owned forests on the West Coast is timely, and offers a chance for protection of these precious forests," said ECO Chairperson, Stephen Blyth.

"Labour is sending a clear signal to Timberlands and would be forest loggers that if they enter into any new indigenous forests contracts they will be revoked if Labour is in Government. This clear indication of Labour's policy was welcomed by ECO," Mr Blyth said.

Mr Blyth said it would be foolish for Timberlands to proceed with any further forestry development on the West Coast given the uncertainty of an upcoming election.

"A clear choice is being offered to voters between the major political parties." Mr Blyth said ECO would continue to call on other political parties to support the immediate protection from logging of the West Coast forests.

"ECO supports the disestablishment of Timberlands, with management of West Coast exotic forests transferred to a new body providing economic local benefits."

Mr Blyth said ECO supported Labour's opposition to the Forest Amendment Bill which, if passed, would permit export of native timber as chips or logs. This is unacceptable and it is commonsense to reject the changes proposed in this Bill.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news