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Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has announced appointments to the Guardians of lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau.

Date:  25 August 2017

There have been three new appointments and one re-appointment.

“I am pleased to advise of the re-appointment of Darryl Sycamore to the Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau”, Ms. Barry says.

“I am also pleased to appoint as Guardians, Susan Bennett and Madeline Peacock of Te Anau, and Thomas Ives of Nelson.”

The Guardians are a statutory body, established under the Conservation Act 1987 as a result of the Save Manapouri campaign.

They have a prominent place in the history of conservation in New Zealand and report annually to the Government on matters arising from the environmental, ecological and social impacts of the power schemes on lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau.

“The Guardians also make recommendations to Government concerning the operating guidelines for these lakes”, Ms Barry says.

The appointments are for terms of five years.

There are currently eight Guardians of the Lakes: Teri McClelland, Bill Jarvie, Jane Davis, Muriel Johnstone, Darryl Sycamore, Sue Bennett, Madeline Peacock and Thomas Ives.


Greg Lind, Operations Manager, Te Anau District Office
Phone: +64 3 249 0200

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