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MPA Extn Letter

Deadline Extended For Consultation On Marine Protection Policy

Minister of Conservation

8 February 2005


Office of Chris Carter

MP for Te Atatu   

Minister of Conservation

Minister of Local Government

Minister for Ethnic Affairs


8 February 2005


Trish Rea

option4 spokesperson

PO Box 37951




Dear Trish Rea

Thank you for your letter of 22 December 2004, in which you requested a two month extension to the deadline for submissions on the Marine Protected Areas Policy Statement and Implementation Plan.

Late last year I was advised by officials that a number of interests had requested additional time for submissions. As a result of these calls, the Minister of Fisheries and I agreed to extend the deadline for submissions to 28 February 2005. While this is not the date you requested, I consider that sufficient time has now been provided to enable submissions to be prepared and forwarded on this important matter.

I understand that interested parties have received notification of this extension and media statements have also been released providing notice of the extension to the general public.


Yours sincerely

Hon Chris Carter MP

Minister of Conservation

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