Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Revealing photos of rimu logging published on net

Native Forest Action
Media Release
12th March 2000

Revealing photos of Timberlands rimu logging published on the Internet

See: www.nfa.org.nz/orikaka

Native Forest Action activists were chased through dense bush in Orikaka Forest as they attempted to get photos of the Timberlands rimu logging operation. Although they twice came close to capture, they managed to elude forestry contractors and take the photos of the logging that Timberlands don't want the public to see. The graphic shots of a log-dump in the heart of Orikaka forest show the true magnitude of the current rimu logging in the area. They are available on the NFA web site - www.nfa.org.nz/orikaka

The photos show huge piles of ancient rimu trees lying like corpses waiting to be trucked away to sawmills and furniture factories. Within days of these photos being taken the logs at this site will have been removed and replaced by piles of newly harvested trees. Unless something is done quickly this will continue until Orikaka is ruined.

Following the canning of the beech scheme, and with the imminent end of rimu logging on public land, Timberlands is racing ahead to get all it can. With no regard for the delicate ecology of this forest, Orikaka is being harvested without mercy.

Orikaka is a temperate lowland rain forest, situated behind the small town of Inangahua in the Buller Gorge. It is a rich habitat for several threatened native species and the Department of Conservation lists it as having high conservation value. But Timberlands is intent on destroying everything it has.

Native Forest Action is calling for an immediate end to the logging in Orikaka and all other native logging on public land on the West Coast in exchange for the regional development package promised by the new government.

Ends.

----------------------------------------------------------------
For more details phone:

Dean Baigent-Mercer or Peter Russell on: 03 789 8734 or 04 383 5168 http://www.nfa.org.nz/orikaka

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

NZEI: Primary Teachers And Principals Vote To Reject Offers

Primary teachers and principals have resoundingly rejected the Government’s latest collective agreement offers...

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart said members had sent a clear message that the offers did not address concerns about the growing teacher shortage, time to teach and support for children with additional learning needs. More>>

 

No Confidence In GWRC: Bus Drivers Vote For Strike Next Month

The Wellington Tramways Union today voted overwhelmingly for bus drivers to strike because of the breakdown in negotiations with the Wellington bus operators. More>>

ALSO:

Unanimous: MP Pay Freeze Bill Passes

“The Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament Remuneration) Amendment legislation, to freeze the pay of MPs for one year, has been passed unanimously by the House today." More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Party Of No Ideas

The striking thing about the issues that have had political coverage over the past few months is the almost total lack of policy content to any of them. To date, Her Majesty’s Opposition have been entirely focussed on failings in Beehive management.. More>>

ALSO:

America's Cup: Environment Court Grants Consents

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, “I welcome today’s decision by the Environment Court to grant consent for the bases and associated infrastructure to host the 36th America’s Cup." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bridges’ ‘Meth Crooks’ Leadership Failure

Back in June, Bridges publicly accepted that Housing NZ had got it wrong, and that the National government had acted upon bad advice. Now, you’d think this admission would create a broad bi-partisan basis for compensation to those families who had been unfairly evicted... More>>

ALSO:

Medical: New Surgical Mesh Safeguards

The Government has introduced strict new safeguards on the use of surgical mesh that are expected to limit its use in urogynaecological surgery. More>>

ALSO:

Handley Handling: Fired Chief Technology Officer Releases Communications

In the interests of drawing a line on this issue, today I am releasing a detailed timeline of events and all of the emails and texts between myself and Clare Curran, and myself and the Prime Minister about the role and my move back to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels