Bloggers: Communications Officer, Dave Brooks & Conservation Advocates, Quentin Duthie, Debs Martin & Mark Bellingham If you’ve got a hankering for a little natural history, or you’re wanting to pick up green-read this summer look no further. In this blog, our staff give you their top picks. Quentin Duthie, Consevation Advocate During the summer, I usually head into […]
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Guest blogger: Forest & Bird’s Conservation Advocate Quentin Duthie The Government is sharpening bulldozer blades and oil-rig drills. It’s prioritising digging and drilling for non-renewable resources over regulation and protection of the natural environment that our economy depends on. Undeterred by the embarrassing u-turn on Schedule 4, Minister Brownlee is charging ahead with efforts to facilitate […]
Blogger: Forest & Bird’s Conservation Advocate Quentin Duthie Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee still seems to be suffering from gold fever despite having to swallow a bitter pill when public opinion sank his plans to mine Schedule 4 protected conservation land. The government’s backdown over Schedule 4 was a great victory for the conservation […]
Blogger: Forest & Bird conservation advocate Quentin Duthie There’s an old saying that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. It’s sort of true with mining in Schedule 4 lands too. To stretch the metaphor to the case of Schedule 4 mining, getting the ‘bird’ buried under the bush will mean […]