Petition to Govt against Mining New Zealand National Parks and reserves.
New Zealand says NO to mining...
We the undersigned do not agree the areas below should be removed from Schedule 4 ..We ask the government take into account the number opposing this action: The seven areas on Coromandel Peninsula (2.6 sq km); 0.7 sq km of Te Ahumata Peninsula on Great Barrier Island; 0.4 sq km of the Otahu Ecological Area and 68 hectares in the Pakawai Ecological Area, both at the base of the Coromandel; and a 3.3 sq km of the Inangahua sector of Paparoa National Park, on the West Coast. Nor do we feel the following should be included in Schedule 4 , Including the areas of Abel Tasman National Park, Burwood Bush, parts of Egmont National Park, Horoirangi Marine Reserve near Nelson, Ianthe Scenic Reserve, Kaikoura Island secnic reserve, Orokonui Nature Reserve, parts of Paparoa National Park, northern Taranaki’s Parininihi marine reserve, Rakitu Island reserve, Tapuae Marine Reserve near New Plymouth, and the Wellington south coast marine reserve, Taputarenga. We the people of New Zealand undersigned also feel the mining of these areas will not only have a social impact on the areas you have chosen, but also the impact on the species contained within those areas...We therefore wish for this land to remain protected under the conservation act, not destroyed by a national govt.