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Associate Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced this year’s appointments to the Southland Conservation Board.

Associate Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced this year’s appointments to the Southland Conservation Board.

“I am pleased to reappoint Gail Thompson and Robin McNeill to the board,” Associate Minister said.

Gail Thompson is familiar with Ngai Tahu values in relation to conservation and has extensive experience on iwi, community and environmental committees.

Robin McNeill has been involved in the development of Rakiura/Stewart Island Conservation Management Plan, Rakiura National Park and Fiordland National Park Management Plans. He is a member of several outdoor recreation groups in Southland.

Ms Wilkinson thanked retiring board members, Nigel Lamb and Brian Hore contribution to the board and to conservation.

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