Political Panel on Conservation Hosted by Forest and Bird

Surveys show that conservation is a top voter concern (Stuff.co.nz / Massey UniversityElection Survey).

The North Shore branch of Forest and Bird will host a political panel on 4 September, to quiz candidates on their parties’ policies regarding freshwater, climate change, biodiversity and habitat loss, and working with public agencies such as the Department of Conservation.

Candidates that have confirmed their attendance include: Maggie Barry (National), Romy Udanga (Labour), Mojo Mathers (Green Party), Matt Isbister (TOP) and Josh Hubbard (NZ First).

As New Zealand’s leading conservation organisation, Forest and Bird is urging New Zealanders to push parties and candidates hard on the environment in the last few weeks of the election campaign.

“Nature in New Zealand is taking a real hammering with many of our rivers polluted and our birds, fish and wildlife in real trouble”, says the Chair of North Shore Forest and Bird, Richard Hursthouse.

This election year Forest and Bird has focussed its campaigns on the central theme: ‘Nature is in Crisis’, and continues to push conservation issues onto the political agenda.

All members of the public are invited to participate in what promises to be a lively election debate.

Fast Facts:

When: Monday, 4 Sep, 7:30pm

Where: Senior Citizens’ Hall, 1 The Strand, Takapuna (behind Takapuna library)

Details: Candidates will answer approximately 5 questions, followed by questions from the floor and supper for all attendees.

Anne-Elise Smithson
Committee Member, North Shore Forest & Bird
anneelise.smithson@gmail.com / 021 527339

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