You are warmly welcomed to join Green Party co-leader Russel Norman for a film screening and a discussion around the campaign to save the Mokihinui River from hydro dam development.
The Mokihinui River on the South Island's West Coast has been identified as one of New Zealand's most valuable wild rivers. It drains from Kahurangi National Park and runs through a magnificent gorge providing a beautifu l space for outdoor recreation. The Mokihinui is home to twelve species of native fish including the chronically endangered longfinned eel. The river is currently under threat from an 85m hydro-electricity dam proposed by Meridian Energy, which would flood 300 hectares of New Zealand's prime conservation land.
Russel will screen 'A Tale of Two Rivers' and excerpts from Craig Potton's 'Rivers' TV series, followed by a discussion on the Mokihinui, the proposed dam, the alternatives for power generation, and what you can do to stop it.
For more information please contact Robert Ashe, 027 499 0409 robert [dot] ashe [at] greens [dot] org [dot] nz; or Russel's EA at anne [dot] heins [at] parliament [dot] govt [dot] nz Ph: 04 817 6712
For more information about the Mokihinui river and campaign, see http://www.greens.org.nz/mokihinui