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Rakiura National Park recommendation welcomed

National welcomes the New Zealand Conservation Authority’s decision to recommend the creation of the Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island, says Opposition Conservation Spokesperson Eric Roy.

“National initiated the establishment of a National Park on Stewart Island in 1998 and asked the NZCA to consider the proposal in April last year. While we were keen to have it established before the end of the year it is great news that it will be our first National Park of the new millennium.

“I look forward to the Minister’s consideration of the NZCA’s recommendation. The current conservation estate on Stewart Island is a mish-mash of 30 different land and reserves status’ including nature reserve, scenic reserve, conservation estate and stewardship land. Administering it as one National Park makes sense.

“The new park will be unique to any other. Stewart Island is the largest unspoilt forested island on earth. The Rakiura National Park will be a permanent legacy for the new millennium,” Mr Roy said.

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