21 Aug 2013

Parliamentary Comissioner for the Environment calls for greater

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 21 August 2013

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright says the one-third of this country's conservation estate that's been categorised as stewardship land has relatively weak legal protection and has essentially been stuck in a Department of Conservation-run statutory holding pen for 25 years. Stewardship land includes some high value conservation areas like the St James Station in North Canterbury and large areas within Te Wahipounamu - the World Heritage site in the south west of the South Island.