It was a long time coming and is the result of a huge amount of hard work by many people over many years. While it is without question something to celebrate and could be a model for forest and land management in many other places, Claire urged some caution when she spoke to it.
The Great Bear overlaps part of the North Island constituency and Claire acknowledged the hard work done by everyone to get to the agreement which allows for logging and resource use under what is known as eco-system based management.
Claire asked for some clarity on the new cable ferry for Denman and Hornby Islands. The cables are said to be rusting, there are reports that the ferry’s fuel consumption will be higher than the current ferry and there is no way the ferry can escape a high wind blowing down Baynes Sound.