We are extremely pleased to announce that the Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage will be talking to us in August.
Eugenie spent her first 25 years in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. She studied law and history at Auckland University and then journalism at Canterbury University, settling in Christchurch. After graduating she worked in environmental forestry, as a political and media adviser at Parliament, a freelance journalist and then spent thirteen years campaigning with Forest and Bird, including to protect West Coast beech and rimu forests and the South Island high country. She is proud to have been made a Distinguished Life Member by Forest and Bird and values the huge amount of practical conservation work volunteers do around the country. Eugenie campaigned for the protection of Canterbury's rivers and groundwater and was elected to the Canterbury Regional Council in 2007. In 2011 she stood for the Green Party and was then elected to Parliament.
Eugenie will give us an overview of current Government conservation policies followed by her thoughts on important issues for Auckland Region, including the urgent need for more no-take marine reserves. After her talk there will be a Q & A session for your burning questions.
Non members are very welcome, join us for supper afterwards. Koha appreciated to cover hall hire.