Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Damage Control

Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson said the national policy statement, which replaced an earlier policy, gave councils clearer direction on protecting and managing New Zealand's coastal environment, including surf breaks, for the first time.

Read the FULL online Article at the ODT here

Editors note in response to Article

Yes I agree the new NZ Coastal Policy Statement 2010 does create the need for extra attention for Port Otago in relation to their Next Generation project affecting the Aramoana Surfbreak, which is now Nationally protected.

Mr Hastie seems to have put his hand up to represent surfers as opposing the Next Generation Project, unaware of the lengthy negotiations with Mr Plunket that myself and Rod Rust have had to secure an understanding and good will prior to his comments in this article.

The 6.2k out to sea dump site will not adversely affect surfing/surfers under the Port Otago proposals. The dump sites of concern are the existing sites for which a separate consent will be applied for in 2011. Also of concern is the deepening of the channel at the heads and the effect on the ebb delta there.



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