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Doc’s positive achievements!

 |  Helen Vivian  | 
In the article in a recent Informer (Issue 1084) entitled “DOC defends the status of Cathedral Cove”, written by the Department of Conservation’s Regional Director, Tinaka Mearns, the local community is implored to “focus on the positive achievements (by DOC) and what is possible for the future”. 

Could the local DOC office please inform us exactly what these “positive achievements” are so the public can “celebrate what has been achieved” in our area.

 

Also, please tell us what DOC sees as being “possible for the future” and, given oft-quoted budget constraints, what their priorities are in their remit as the Department of Conservation.

 

To put this in perspective, it would also be of interest to know how many staff are employed by DOC in the Mercury Bay area and what their annual operating budget is. 


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