Rocks Marine Reserve
Deadline 4.00 pm Tuesday 14th January
NOW - RIGHT NOW
there is no time to hesitate - take advantage of the Objection Form
option4 online supporter,
the efforts of NZRFC, NZBGFC and option4 together asking for an
extension to the submission closure date, DoC have seen fit to stick
to their deadline. It is ludicrous to have a two month process with
a deadline of 14th January. They have no respect for the reality
of the public and their desire to have a break over Christmas.
it was established that those objecting within the period "are
entitled to elaborate or expand on the details of that objection
by providing a further written submission at a later date. It is
essential that, if you wish to be part of the process, that notice
of objection is received on or before 14 January 2003."
The clear message from
DOC (10/1/03) is
OBJECT NOW, ELABORATE LATER.
indicate 14th February as "soon as reasonably possible"
for elaboration. This date is by no means formal or final.
following email (5/1/03) from Rick Pollock outlines what lengths
DOC are prepared to take in their efforts to put numbers together.
case you didn't know DOC has really turned on the heat and poured
the resources into this issue of late.
Manning our (Whakatane) local library and information centre everyday
with staff soliciting affirmative signatures on their pamphlets.
2) Spending literally thousands of dollars on radio advertising
starting with John Baker immediately after my daily marine report
and extending throughout the day.
been buoyed by the support, which has come in via different mediums,
and I'm hopeful my article in the latest NZFN will solicit more
last minute submissions
." Regards, Rick Pollock"
can you do?
Here is a fishery
that has the potential to be very well managed and be able to (sustainably)
deliver fishing experiences the envy of the world. Surely there
are better ways to work through whatever issues need addressing
rather than slamming the door shut and throwing away the key.
take advantage of this opportunity to submit to this proposal. Remember,
there are no mechanisms to review these initiatives - once the area
is declared a Marine Reserve it is off limits to everyone, indefinitely.
important Background Information
If you have the
time, the following background reading material is very relevant
and revealing. Click here www.option4.co.nz/volknermarinereserve.htm
This section will be kept current with information as it comes to
hand as long as it takes to resolve this proposal.
Object - Click here http://www.option4.co.nz/volkner.htm
let a friend know what's going on - Click
here http://option4.co.nz/promote.php - This
is critical. Don't stand alone, include your mates
you for engaging in this issue so soon after returning from Christmas
break. Its incredible how many deadlines occur around Christmas
or early New Year isn't it. option4 Update # 23 will be sent next
week. Hope you have all had a rejuvenating break over Christmas.