Conservation stops for no man (or woman)

Publish Date : 10 Apr 2018
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Rural Exchange interview. Left to right: Richard Loe, Penny Hulse, Sarah Perriam and Hamish McKay. 

Councillor Penny Hulse spent the weekend chatting to Aucklanders about our city’s pests and waterways. Today she’s chairing the Environment and Community Committee where a final decision will be made on kauri dieback – that’s all in a week’s work!

Auckland Council’s proposed 10-year budget includes two special targeted rates to improve water quality and combat kauri dieback, with a suggested $66 per year for the average residential ratepayer to clean up our harbours and a rate of either $21 or $47 per year to protect our endangered species.  

Keen to keep the discussion going and hear Aucklander’s perspectives, Penny Hulse hit the radio waves to talk about what the rates mean for our city. She kicked off Saturday with an appearance on Radio Live’s Rural Exchange and joined Trudi Nelson to chat on Your Sunday.

Hulse observed Aucklander’s felt a real sense of accountability for the issues the city is facing and are becoming aware of the action that needs to be taken.

“Aucklanders have really stepped up and they’ve understood our harbours are in trouble and our streams are in trouble and we need to take some responsibility,” she says.

“It is serious. We’ve got a huge challenge ahead of us – but we also have plans on what we can do.”  

Check out Penny Hulse’s interview on Rural Exchange and hear her appearance on Your Sunday below:


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