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

 


Celebration...but disappointment at compromise

Celebration, but disappointment at unnecessary compromise

Native Forest Action
www.nfa.org.nz
Media Release 15 May 2000

Celebration at conservation achievement, disappointment at unnecessary compromise

Today's decision on Timberlands' native logging is an enormous conservation achievement that many New Zealanders have hoped for and worked for for years, says Dean Baigent-Mercer of Native Forest Action. He said that, despite sadness over two more year's rimu logging, the public campaign had achieved permanent protection of huge areas of outstanding native forest on the West Coast.

"Our campaign has been 98% successful in what we set out to do," Mr Baigent-Mercer said. "All the members of the public and politicians who contributed to the campaign can take credit for this historic conclusion of West Coast native logging."

"Native Forest Action is now turning its attention to persuading the government to get the loggers out of the priceless forests of Okarito and Saltwater now, rather than these being the forests sacrificed during the next two years for rimu timber."

However, the group is not impressed by the attempts of some Ministers to undermine the conservation policy. "We are disappointed that Michael Cullen and Jim Anderton's determined push for ongoing logging has resulted in unnecessary felling in high conservation forests. Every rimu that falls for next two years will have Michael Cullen's and Jim Anderton's names on."

Contact: Dean Baigent-Mercer 04-383-5168


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news