Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board appointments 2010 announcement
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IntroductionMinister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced the appointments to the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board.
Date: 23 December 2010
Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced the appointments to the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board. “I am pleased to reappoint Maurice Manawatu Jnr. of Kaikoura and Lynda Neame of Blenheim to the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board”.
Mr Manawatu is a former skipper for Whale Watch. He currently operates his own Maori Tourism venture. His outdoor interests are fishing and boating.
Ms Neame is a retired regional policy analyst and water and air quality scientist. Her experience includes working for the catchment board and with research institutes. Her outdoor interests are canoeing and walking.
“I am also pleased to appoint Susan Brown of Collingwood, Robert Dickinson of Nelson, Mairangi Reiher of Takaka and Joy Shorrock of Motueka”, said Hon Kate Wilkinson.
Ms Brown is a farmer and also works for the New Zealand Landcare Trust. She is Chair of Dairy NZ Top of the South Regional Dairy Action Team and a spokesperson for the Aorere Catchment Group. Her outdoor interests are whitebaiting and walking.
Mr Dickinson was previously Chief Executive Office for the Tasman District Council. He has extensive experience in strategic management and planning. His outdoor interests are tramping, skiing and geology
Ms Reiher has worked with Department of Conservation and regional councils on conservation issues such as whale strandings and re-interment of koiwi. Her outdoor interests are fishing, whitebaiting and camping.
Ms Shorrock takes an active part in the local Maori community. She is familiar with the local conservation issues in the Abel Tasman National Park. Her outdoor interests are eeling and shellfish gathering.
The Minister thanked outgoing members Judith Hellstrom, Marama Takao, Tracey Osborne and Philip Simpson for their significant contribution to the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board.