Mangonui Candidates Meeting

August 10, 2005

I'll be attending this meeting tonight:

THE DOUBTLESS BAY MARINE PROTECTION GROUP

Is hosting an evening at the Mangonui Hall for the local community to "meet the candidates" to discuss marine issues.

TIME: 7pm.

DATE: Thursday 11th August

VENUE: Mangonui Hall - Mangonui.

Format of the Evening:

The invited guests will each be given 5 minutes to present their

- "Oceans Policy"

with particular regard to:

- Fisheries ,

- Marine protected Areas,

- Seabed Mining.


This will be followed by one minute for each guest to answer the following preset questions:

1. What will you do to reverse our loss of marine biodiversity?

2. With SNA1 estimated to be down to 16% of original biomass and SNA8 down to 8%, what do you intend to do to guarantee to locals that they will still be able to put fish on the table?

3. What will you do to reduce, the problem of high grading and dumping of bycatch.

Each question will be answered by all parties before we go on to the next.

We will then have questions from the floor.

We expect the evening to last about 2 hours.

For further information phone 408 1086 between 9am and 4pm

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  1. PC says:
    August 11, 2005 @ 08:49 — Reply

    How did it go. I bet you had more fun than the audience at Auckland's Centennial Theatre tonight. Eight pollies on stage, and not one with a spine. :-/

  2. Julian Pistorius says:
    August 11, 2005 @ 17:43 — Reply

    It was great! :) I had a ball. The pollies didn't know what hit them. I'll write something up in the next hour to give a full account of what happened.

  3. Trackback from Not PC
    August 11, 2005 @ 19:32 — Reply — Comment Trackback URL: http://www.julianpistorius.com/journal_old/bblog/trackback.php/36/33/

    Fortunately, this morning I found myself twice blessed: once because I'm already a member of a resistance organisation opposed to precisely that form of thieving, bland and dishonest schmuckery so heavily in evidence on my TV screen last night. Twice...

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