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


PNG Landowners Forest Gift to Conservation Min.


PNG Landowners Give Gift of the Forest to NZ Conservation Minister

Greenpeace and Papua New Guinea landowners today handed over a photo album graphically illustrating the plight of Papua New Guinea’s forest peoples to New Zealand’s Conservation Minister.

“The album is a ‘bon voyage’ present to Minister Chris Carter as he prepares to leave for the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Malaysia next week,” says PNG Landowner Representative Dorothy Tekwie.

“We hope he takes time to read the stories of the people of Wawoi Guavi, who oppose the logging by Malaysian company, Rimbunan Hijau on their land, and get an understanding of the cultural and ecological importance of the forest we are trying to protect.”

A second photo album was delivered to the office of Prime Minister Helen Clarke today.

“We are asking the New Zealand Government for a gift in return - to stop the importation of illegally logged wood, and strengthen their commitment to the Convention on Biological Diversity so that these practices are stopped not only in New Zealand but around the world,” said Tekwie.

Earlier this week, Greenpeace drew attention to the operations of The LumberBank , asking the company to verify the origin of the timber in their yard. The LumberBank is owned and supplied by Rimbunan Hijau.

For more information phone:

Communications Officer Suzette Jackson 021 577 556 Dorothy Tekwie Landowner Representative 021 177 9029

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news