Kiwis Want Marine Reserves Everywhere – Yeah Right!

Date: 1/6/2005

The Forest and Bird Society’s claim that 95 percent of New Zealanders support marine reserves is a Tui billboard in the making, United Future environment spokesman Larry Baldock said recently. ‘Any poll result claiming 95% support from New Zealanders hasn’t identified the ‘not in my backyard’ factor, and frankly the whole thing couldn’t be more dubious,’ Mr Baldock said. ‘What is causing problems all over this country is the Conservation Department’s steamroller public relations machinery which is riding roughshod over local concerns and objections – from a lot of people who, surprisingly, must all be in the five percent minority.

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