warm welcome to all new recipients of the option4 Update - you couldn't
have come aboard at a better time.
The campaign to support and resource
the Kahawai Legal Challenge
is underway – it will only succeed if you commit and become
We have put together a Supporters
Pack that includes a Booklet and an A3 poster explaining the
issue. The Booklet contains 20 coupons (with receipts) that allows
you to get amongst friends, family, work colleagues and associates
and explain the seriousness of the situation, get them to invest
in the campaign, order a Challenge T-shirt and more importantly
commit to ordering their own Booklet to assist in the fundraising
To those of you who have
followed through and ordered Supporters Packs already – thank
you – the feedback has been great. The Booklets we are now
distributing are Mark 5, the result of your valuable input.
If we don't challenge the
decisions on kahawai and defeat the Ministry of Fisheries agenda
to proportionally allocate our inshore shared fisheries we stand
to lose in every other fishery we hold dear.
There is no time to procrastinate,
we expect to be filing our statement of claim very soon and being
in court before the end of the year. To do this effectively we need
your help. Don't be left without an answer when your grandchildren
ask, "What did you do to try and save our fisheries?"