Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Conservation Minister Shows His Ignorance


Conservation Minister Shows His Ignorance

Conservation Minister Chris Carter `s gratuitous insult of rural New Zealand, by describing agriculture as "extractive" - during a speech to the Federated Farmers National Council - is totally reflective of his ignorance of both conservation and agriculture, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

"Rural communities, Mr Carter, have been reared on a culture of sustaining the land for current and future use without the need to wear their achievements on their sleeve," Mr Eckhoff said.

"Is he aware, for example, of over 4 million tonnes of lime and super phosphate being applied to the land annually?

"It is extraordinary that this Minister promotes tourism and recreational opportunities on farms while supporting free public access to such areas. How sustainable is that Minister?

"Mr Carter should focus on how he is going to stop the extractive process going on daily within our native forests, namely the slaughter of kiwi and other indigenous wildlife. Nothing is more extractive as that"!

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news