Environmental movement in New Zealand
The earliest major environmental issue in
New Zealandwas the prospect of raising the level of Lake Manapourifor a hydro-electricity scheme. In 1969a nation-wide " Save Manapouri Campaign" started and was successful in preventing the lake level from being raised. [Wheen, N. (2002) A history of New Zealand environmental law. pp 261-274, In "Environmental histories of New Zealand", edited by Pawson, E. and Brooking,T. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pages 266-269.]
environmental movementeventually spawned the Values Party, which was the first political party with a strong focus on environmental issues to contest national elections.
2005the environmental movement is active in many areas including opposition to new high voltage power pylons, preventing new open cast coal mines and protecting marine ecosystems.
Timeline of environmental history of New Zealand
Conservation in New Zealand
* [http://www.greenpages.org.nz Greenpages] - a database of New Zealand environmental organisations.
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