The chairman of Te Papa museum is threatening defamation action over protests outside the museum against his 864-hectare waterfront development, near Okura Marine Reserve.
Trap lines: The wet weather over winter has been difficult for trappers but trapping has continued over most lines. The Ridge Line, along the fence bordering the Weiti station, remains closed due to access problems during earth works on the station. August to January has seen low catches and the same trend is evident this year. The entry to the…
Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve at risk from pollution, run-off and incompetence Approved for release by Lezette Reid, Chair of Friends of Okura Bush (FOOB), 12th September 2017
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.
This morning DOC ranger John Chambers and two contractors began work on some much needed track repairs. The walkway will be closed until the 1st September further notice.
In the Rodney Times 25th July 2017 Tonnes of sediment from developments around coastal Auckland are landing up in our waterways, and the system supposed to stop the pollution is “broken”, says councillor Wayne Walker.
1. Opening the closed Ridge line Lezette and I met with Simon Matthews, site manager Weiti Station, to discuss access to our closed ridge trapline. Simon reassured us of his commitment to assisting with our trapping program but said that for the next few months access by road to the ridge would be impossible because of continuing road works. He…