Forest & Bird CEO to visit

Former Green Party MP Kevin Hague will be in Gisborne tomorrow to deliver a presentation on the key requirements for environmental change.

Mr Hague, who is now the chief executive of Forest & Bird New Zealand, is in Gisborne to meet with the local branch committee and view some key sites in the region, such as Gray’s Bush.

This will be Mr Hague’s first visit here in his capacity as Forest & Bird chief executive and Gisborne branch chairman Grant Vincent said it was timely.

“In the lead-up to the last election, the environment was one of the top issues.

“Voters were vocal about the need for political parties to take action on the threats to our rivers, our climate and our native wildlife.

“Mr Hague’s perspective is positive and he will be looking into some of this Government’s policy announcements on environment and conservation imperatives.”

Mr Vincent said it was quite heartening to see the groundswell of changing attitudes towards environmental and conservation concerns.

“This shift is encouraging for all of us involved in Forest & Bird, and Mr Hague will provide further insight into what is happening around the country.”

  • Kevin Hague will be speaking on Saturday July 14 at the Tairawhiti Environment Centre from 1.30pm. This is a public meeting and those attending are asked to bring a gold coin donation.

Former Green Party MP Kevin Hague will be in Gisborne tomorrow to deliver a presentation on the key requirements for environmental change.

Mr Hague, who is now the chief executive of Forest & Bird New Zealand, is in Gisborne to meet with the local branch committee and view some key sites in the region, such as Gray’s Bush.

This will be Mr Hague’s first visit here in his capacity as Forest & Bird chief executive and Gisborne branch chairman Grant Vincent said it was timely.

“In the lead-up to the last election, the environment was one of the top issues.

“Voters were vocal about the need for political parties to take action on the threats to our rivers, our climate and our native wildlife.

“Mr Hague’s perspective is positive and he will be looking into some of this Government’s policy announcements on environment and conservation imperatives.”

Mr Vincent said it was quite heartening to see the groundswell of changing attitudes towards environmental and conservation concerns.

“This shift is encouraging for all of us involved in Forest & Bird, and Mr Hague will provide further insight into what is happening around the country.”

  • Kevin Hague will be speaking on Saturday July 14 at the Tairawhiti Environment Centre from 1.30pm. This is a public meeting and those attending are asked to bring a gold coin donation.
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