New Picton Ferry Terminal Public Meeting 24th March 2021

Public Meeting being held by Guardians of the Sounds to address Picton Community Concerns over proposed NEW Kiwirail Mega Ferries.   The huge new MEGA Ferries will dominate the water space available for all users and adversely affect the land space when they discharge or load the monster vessels.   Meeting to be at Picton…

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AGM Meeting Minutes 2020

Minutes AGM Friday 7th September 2020 Held at E-Ko Tours, Picton   Before the meeting, Paul introduced the guest speaker Ian Shapcott from Te Atiawa   Present:   Paul Keating, Carolyn Edwards, Clare Pinder, Martin Pinder,  David Podmore, Val Podmore, Bill Foster, Bruce Banfield, Jim Healey, Peter Menzies, Peter Beech, Colin Aitchison, Stuart Eyes  …

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Guardians of the Sounds AGM 2019

Guardians of the Sounds Annual General Meeting   When: 1900 on Friday 27th September Where: E-Ko Tours Office on Waterfront Length: Should be finished by 2100 Guest Speaker: Sarah Brand PhD Environmental Scientist Subject: Picton Air Quality Group Drink and Nibbles provided. (Yealands Wine and local Beers) RSVP for numbers Will include an Update New…

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Environmental Education

Youth in Bush of Essons valley

        Environmental Education 2019       Our Primary goal is to preserve the Sounds for Future Generations. We are Kaitiakitanga. Youth need to know why we are so passionate about that preservation. They need to be involved in that process to become Kaitiakitanga themselves so we have provided FREE education modules…

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Ministry of Primary Industries bows to Pressure form GOS

Guardians of the Sounds

We need your to input FAST for a slowing of the MPI process of issuing more quota on an important species for the Health of the Marlborough Sounds. Big business is putting pressure on MPI to increase the removal of yet another species from our ecosystem without first displaying the correct procedure to ensure the…

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Potential Relocation of Salmon Farms in the Marlborough Sounds

Comments to advisory panel from: Marlborough Environment Centre (MEC) Speaker: Bev Doole Date: May 2, 2017 Introduction The Marlborough Environment Centre (MEC) is an incorporated society, established in 1989 to promote awareness and protect the environment through education and engagement with resource management decision-making. MEC took part in developing the Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan…

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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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Sounds Salmon Farms Hearing Presentation by Norm Gourdie

I am Norm Gourdie. I’ve lived here in the Sounds, in Ngakuta Bay, the one in Queen Charlotte Sound, just up the Sound from Picton, since 1981, that’s 36 years, and I am passionate about looking after this environment, and all of NZ, the world for that matter. I am not a practised speaker, so…

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