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Govt rides roughshod over community, Council and environment

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 8:24 am | Save Our Reserves

The passing of the Point England Development Bill into law last evening is an example of arrogant, high handed behaviour from a third term government intent on riding roughshod over communities, micromanaging Councils and ignoring environmental concerns. ... More >>

Nick Smith re-writes Ngati Paoa history

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:50 pm | Save Our Reserves

Nick Smith re-writes Ngati Paoa history In an interview on Te Karere yesterday, Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith dismissed Labours alternative plan for Treaty settlement with Ngati Paoa saying “…Ngati Paoa is wanting to do housing on their ... More >>

At least be honest that you’re evicting the birds

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 11:30 am | Save Our Reserves

The Point England Development Enabling Bill is being debated in its final stages this week in Parliament. National is trying to have its cake and eat it too by saying that this Bill will provide more housing at the same time as protecting the dotterel ... More >>

Conservation Minister Silent on Habitat Destruction

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:56 am | Save Our Reserves

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry proudly promoted DOC’s draft ‘New Zealand’s Threatened Species Strategy’ during the Budget debate this week. The strategy aims to “halt decline and restore healthy, sustainable populations of native species”. ... More >>

Government Double Dipping at Pt England

Friday, 2 June 2017, 1:04 pm | Save Our Reserves

“Ninety-three of our bird species are found in no other country”, says Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, in her ‘Taonga of an island nation: Saving New Zealand's birds’ report just released [1]. “We must look after them. ... More >>

Taking of Reserves Part of National housing programme

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:06 pm | Save Our Reserves

POINT ENGLAND DEVELOPMENT ENABLING BILL PRESS RELEASE: FROM SAVE OUR RESERVES Taking of Reserves Part of National housing programme We are extremely disappointed that the Development Enabling Bill to allow housing on the Point England Reserve has passed ... More >>

Taking of Reserves Part of National Housing programme

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:51 pm | Save Our Reserves

We are extremely disappointed that the Development Enabling Bill to allow housing on the Point England Reserve last night passed its Second Reading. We were disappointed in particular that the Government sought to label those in Parliament who opposed ... More >>

NO to National selling local parks for housing

Monday, 15 May 2017, 9:12 am | Save Our Reserves

Community opposition to a Government plan to sell off nearly 12 hectares of public reserve land for housing intensification is growing, with about 200 people attending a community rally on Saturday afternoon at Point England Reserve. More >>

National Party Silences Community to Sell Sports Fields

Saturday, 13 May 2017, 3:31 pm | Save Our Reserves

National Party Silences Community to Sell Sports Fields The National Party is planning to pass a Bill that silences the local community so it can sell sports fields and a large section of Reserve land at Point England. “We are trying to protect our ... More >>

Leading broadcaster slams Government land grab

Friday, 21 April 2017, 2:13 pm | Save Our Reserves

Leading sports broadcaster Peter Montgomery has strongly condemned Government plans to rezone part of a major Auckland reserve into residential housing as a ‘land grab’ that if allowed to proceed will “set a dangerous precedent for all reserves ... More >>

 

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