Show Here We Come
29 May 2001
Dear [ subscriber ]
option4 are going to be at the upcoming Auckland Boat Show from
May 31st to June 4th, so come along and see us there. Stand 513
in the fishing hall. We will be there all weekend so come and put
a face to the name and go into our lucky dip while you are there.
We are running a lucky dip and have lots of great prizes to give
away. A donation to the option4 fund gets you a bumper sticker and
$10 gets you into the draw for the major prizes. We have had lots
of support from businesses, donating over a thousand great prizes
for the Lucky Dip, so come along and join in the fun. You may win
a smaller prize or you may win a trip to the Great Barrier for a
weekend's fishing, all expenses paid.
At the show we will have letters for supporters to sign to send
to the Minister. It is obvious the government does not take your
support seriously enough. Every person who signed a submission to
the Soundings process was promised a copy of the summary of submissions
from the Rights Working Group. We are still waiting for our copies
to arrive. option4 are concerned the Ministry have stated they will
not spend $100, 000 of taxpayers money to keep you informed. Despite
the fact they started the process and asked you to send in your
submission. So we have letters for you to add your name to and sign,
to remind the Minister all is not well in the recreational fishing
scene. The people want to be heard.
Bring your friends along as well. If someone is not online we have
made the decision to provide a quarterly newsletter by mail. This
subscription is available for $20.
On a more serious note, we have had a response from the Minister
regarding his Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG). You can check out
the letter on the site.
option4 have decided to nominate members from the team to be part
of the MAG. This subject has been vigorously debated. The outcome
is we want to be part of the discussion with the minister and we
need to be there to find out what he and the Ministry have in mind
for rec fishers in the future. We will be keeping you informed as
We have some new innovations for the option4 supporters. We now
have a cartoonist, Alan MacDonald on the team doing a wonderful
job of describing the option4 message in a humorous and simple way.
You will see these cartoons make their debut at the boat show. We
will also be putting them online for you to enjoy. The option4 support
team is growing and so is the skill base.
Your option4 team is working hard to secure the right for you and
your children to enjoy fishing now and in the future.