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Author: Wendy Pond

“The public is to be advised”

In the 3 May Town Chronicle page 21 NZ Defence Force gave notice of a military exercise in the Waikawau Bay area – no logo, no contact person. TCDC was not informed, as NZ Defence Force insists that its activities are outside our Council’s jurisdiction. Note nonetheless that TCDC is obliged in law to protect the health and safety of its residents. NZ Defence did not hold a meeting with residents. Without a meeting to hear our concerns, how can TCDC carry out its obligations to the residents of the Waikawau Bay area? Department of Conservation manages (and does not own) public conservation...

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