By Dr Muriel Newman
Water is being targeted by the Maori elite as the next resource to control. The influential Iwi Leaders Group is pushing ahead with their demand for a proprietary right to freshwater. They want a preferential allocation – in perpetuity – that can be commercialised. They say it’s their right under the Treaty of Waitangi. But it’s not – it’s just another attempted money grab and unfortunately our political leaders are allowing them to get away with it.
Andrew Luddington responds to Alan Emerson’s rant in Farmer’s Weekly with quiet intelligence…http://agrihq.co.nz/article/pulpit-nature-is-not-wasting-water?p=6
This year our AGM will be held in Christchurch. We encourage all our members to attend and to submit any remits for our attention.
NZFFA AGM 2015 official notice
F&G Southland, after seeking legal counsel, have applied to the Environment Court for a reversal of the decision to allow the cycle trail alongside the upper Oreti River.
We believe there are sufficient inconsistencies in the 2012 and 2015 decisions against and for the cycle trail, respectively, and inadequate consideration of the proposed alternative Mararoa route to warrant this challenge.
Where: Tongariro Lodge.
When: 10:30am on 18 April 2015
Why: Have your input, get involved, add your voice.