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Jeanette to welcome triking Mike


29 April 2004 Media Advisory

Jeanette to welcome triking Mike & speak on life after Aqua

Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons will be in Nelson tomorrow to welcome her fellow MP Mike Ward home from his trike tour of the South Island.

On arrival, Mike will speak on his discoveries during his three weeks on the road, during which he has been meeting local government officials on zero waste initiatives. Jeanette will then speak on local transport solutions and Paul Denton will speak on the Green Bike Scheme.

Then later, in her capacity as Green Spokesperson on Energy, Jeanette will speak at a public meeting on New Zealand's energy options after the cancellation of Project Aqua. She will then field questions from the public on any matters they wish to discuss.

"Aqua's gone, but the problem of New Zealand's rapidly growing power consumption remains," said Ms Fitzsimons.

"Unless we tackle the reasons for our continuing increase in power demand, we won't have the luxury of debating which river we want to save - we'll land up destroying all of them and burning coal and eventually going nuclear. Instead of mindless growth, our contention is that by using our current energy output more sensibly and by developing renewable energy sources, we can meet our energy needs without degrading our environment."

Jeanette Fitzsimons in Nelson, 30 April 2004

Where: Victory Room, Trafalgar Centre, Paru Paru Rd, Nelson.

When: 5.30pm: Official welcome for Mike Ward. 7.30pm: After Aqua: What are our energy alternatives?

ENDS

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