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Fast Ferry Debacle in the Queen Charlotte Sounds

In the early 1960’s the Inter-Island Ferry ‘Tamahine’, which travelled at a speed of 14 knots through the Sounds, was replaced by the new generation roll-on, roll-off ferry, the ‘Aramoana’. The ‘Aramoana’ had a service speed of 17 knots. In a very short time our residents started to notice the fine sand being stripped off…

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Submission to EPA against King Salmon by Pete Beach

It is with a heavy heart that I make this submission, over 20 yrs ago I formed an environmental watch dog group called “Guardians of the Sounds “ to try and protect the natural resources of our Sounds and protect the rights of the Sounds Community. After 20 yrs of advocacy work you would think…

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Guardians of the Sounds

Who are Guardians of the Sounds? Guardians of the Sounds began with a large group of Queen Charlotte Sound residents concerned about the devastating effects fast ferry wash was having on the foreshore and people’s safety. Many other issues that needed community input were identified throughout the Marlborough Sounds and, to give the community a…

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Private Plan Change to create AMA Areas

Sounds property owners , Tourism operators, recreational users, Sounds property owners, tourism operators, recreational users, fishermen, divers, walkers all need to be aware of the Councils current intent to have a variation to change the Sounds plan to get rid of the current Tendering process. This will enable any company applying for an AMA area…

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Regional Policy Statement 2008

Kia Ora , These are thoughts on the need to develop long term strategic planning for Totaranui Queen Charlotte Sounds. I have limited this submission to Totaranui, QCS , My knowledge of Hioere,Pelorus is limited and judgements on its future is best left to persons who are better aquainted than myself, the only suggestion is…

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Guardians Submission to ERMA review of Methyl Bromide

Download printable version of this submission History of issue in NZ You will be aware of issue raised in Port Nelson by the widows and families of the 6 port workers who had died of Motor neuron disease, we are told that there are now up to 12 widows, and the only common denominator is…

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Integrated Sounds Management

Aside from being one of our most unique and special places, the Marlborough Sounds are also one of the most complex areas in New Zealand to manage. The blend of land and sea, the competing interests of residents, business and boaties, and the low permanent population all make the area a challenge for any agency…

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