News

Aug 26, 2011

Tax Payer to clean up Lake Ellesmere


National pledge $11.6 M of taxpayer money to help clean up the Dairy Pollution of Lake Ellesmere,

Fonterra contribute under 10%

 

The Press articles

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/5507733/11-6m-Lake-Ellesmere-cleanup

and

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/5509883/12m-plan-to-clean-up-lake

 

meanwhile just a few months ago Nationals appointed ECan head commissioner and Conservation Minister, Margaret Bazley, overturns DoC in order to give grazing rights to lakeside dairy farmer.. and says of the continued pollution of the lake, 'An extra five years is not hugely significant'.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/4569111/Ministers-step-in-on-DOC-lease

 

and Eugenie Sage comments on Fonterra's plans of massive dairy expansion above Lake Ellesmere

http://www.country99tv.co.nz/news/latest-news/2011/9/14/green-party-concern-over-dairy-expansion-plans