21 Nov 2000
Dear option4 Supporters
Thank you all for your support for option4.
Draft Submission - Part 1
We have posted the first part of our option4
draft submission which you can read on the website.
Please click on the link, read the submission and respond. We need
your feedback and comments.
Newsflash - Submission Closure Date Extended!!!
The Ministry of Fisheries, in their wisdom, have extended the deadline
for submissions out to December 20th.
We would like to thank all of those supporters who have already
requested the option4 Submission booklets and gone out there to
assist people to make their submission - great effort from you all!
Keep up the good work. Every submission counts.
For those of you who not yet requested submission books, we would
encourage you to do so. Do not think that we expect you to fill
up each submission book. Remember, if you were to assist 10 or 12
people to make their submission, this makes a difference.
To have 1 or more booklets mailed to you immediately please go here
Get out to all the organisations and sports clubs to tell them what
is going on and help their members to make their submissions. Persuade
their management committees to put submission books where they are
prominent and visible - on the bar counter and in the lobbies on
a table. Get out there and make it happen. This is a fight for our
fundamental human rights - do not drop the ball on this one.
Thank you to all those expatriate Kiwis in Australia, UK, Europe,
USA, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East who have made submissions
through the option4 website. We are really in your hands in terms
of connecting with other expat Kiwis. Please, where you can, contact
and connect with other expats and help them to make their submissions.
For those of you resident in NZ with family, friends and business
colleagues living and working overseas, email them and encourage
them to go to your website to make their submissions. Bring it on
expats! You do not want to be coming back to retire in NZ to discover
the unthinkable i.e. holding a weak right with a diminishing access
to our fisheries. (Remember the TV add - "Granddad, what did
you do to stop it?")
Bumper stickers are also
available to promote community awareness and to raise funds to sustain
this initiative. You can order them from your website.
Keep up the good work!