The decision to call-in consent applications for
controversial dairy farm developments is a victory for the
Green Party and for every New Zealander who cares about water
quality and the "wonderful" landscape and biodiversity of the
Omarama and Ohau area, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman
The earthquake which has caused so much death, chaos and
heartbreak in Haiti may well draw Oamaru missionary Robyn
Couper back to the country she called home for 33 years. She
talks to Sally Rae about her life there.
Williamson Holding Ltd's dairy farm development at Omarama
has attracted 1855 submissions, the Green Party again urging
the Government to call-in the resource consent applications,
along with those for two similar developments.
Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton has rejected a suggestion from
the Environmental Defence Society that land-use consents
granted by the Waitaki District Council for intensive
dairying in the Omarama and Ohau area are illegal.