Jeanette on the newly announced coastal inquiry

by frog

Jeanette and the Greens were pleased yesterday with Conservation Minister Chris Carter’s decision to use his statutory right and decline consent for the controversial Whangamata Marina, which would have gone against the wishes of local iwi and harbour users and destroyed an ecologically valuable salt marsh. (Others were not so pleased, as this TVNZ clip (first item under ‘One News’) shows).

She was even more pleased this morning to hear that the Minister has announced an inquiry into coastal development guidelines, because all New Zealanders have an interest in the protection of our coastlines, which are increasingly under development pressure.

In this interview (1.0MB, 6’00″), which is available as streamed (m3u) or download (mp3), Jeanette talks about the issues surrounding the decision, the pressures on our coastlines, and why the Greens have welcomed this decision.

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Published in Audioblog | Environment & Resource Management by frog on Wed, March 8th, 2006   

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