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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Whitey wins again

Needing to avoid getting painted out as a PC pack of greenies, Spanky Benson Pope has shown the Pink Carter the door by giving the Boaties their marina over and above the concerns of the local surfing community. The dredging will effect the surf break and destroy one of NZs best surf spots, but like I was telling my surfer protesters, boats cost more than surf boards, and those with the cash make the rules.

Whangamata marina gets go ahead – finally
Environment Minister David Benson-Pope has given the Whangamata Marina Society the go ahead to construct and operate a marina at Whangamata.

In light of the further information provided by the Environment Court to the Minister, Mr Benson-Pope decided that he was able to grant the consents subject to stringent conditions.

But iwi oppose the marina because of fears that traditional food-gathering areas will be lost.

Environmentalists were upset that the marina could help destroy a saltmarsh, and some surfers think the popular Whangamata bar will be affected.


At 21/12/06 4:08 pm, Anonymous GWB said...

Surely due process ie Environment Court, 10 years of mulling over things etc has been followed in this case

At 21/12/06 7:10 pm, Blogger bomber said...

Your right, if they had been richer it would have taken only 5 years.

At 21/12/06 8:56 pm, Blogger snigie said...

Money talks. Surfers are seen as bums and trouble makers, boaties while being kinda weird and overly aggressive have shitloads more money and thats what matters at the end of the day. If the waves decrease in size, it's actually a bonus for the boaties.

At 22/12/06 11:04 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... some surfers think the popular Whangamata bar will be affected."
Thats some pretty hard core scientific evidence right there, no wonder it took 10 years to get the marina through.

At 24/12/06 3:10 pm, Blogger Msth8d said...

burn it down

At 24/12/06 9:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'burn it down'


Do you know what a MARINA is Mas ter baiter?

Happy Yuletide Gimp Boy



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