Pete and the Guardians of the Sounds realised that King Salmon’s application to extend their business, was too great an issue for them to handle on their own.
A meeting of local Environmental Groups was called in December 2011. There now exists an incorporated society, “Sustain Our Sounds” (S.O.S) whose purpose is to protect and nurture the Sounds Area land and sea for future generations.
The Guardians are an associated member of S.O.S, and will be putting in submissions against any proposed use of the Sounds, detrimental to their sustained viability. It is time the politicians respected the science!
My wife Takutai and I attended your road show in Blenheim. I raised an issue; you said I would be contacted so there would be further discussion. Your secretary took our contact details but as yet contact has not been made!
Ownership of the seabed is an issue about perception. In 1850 Maori owned and controlled the vast majority of NZ, the pakeha population was roughly 2,000 people Maori population over 500,000.