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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
Petition for a Citizens Initiated Referendum
If so then please support our Citizens Initiated Referendum
Should our FORESHORE AND SEABED
be owned by everyone?
Call to Action!
If you believe our coastline out to the 22 km edge of the Territorial Sea
belongs to all New Zealanders equally regardless of race, then please
support our petition for a nation-wide referendum.
Kiwis no longer own their coast
Most New Zealanders do not realise that in spite of owning the
foreshore and seabed since 1840, they now no longer own the coast.
Last year the government repealed Crown ownership to allow iwi to
make claims. Once iwi gain title they will be able to develop, mine,
and lease the coast to overseas interests.
The public opposed the law change
We know the majority of New Zealanders opposed this law change.
That's why we have organised this Citizens Initiated Referendum to
force the government to listen to the will of the people.
Our CIR petition
Our petition wants to restore public ownership of the foreshore
and seabed. If we are able to gain the support of 10 percent of
registered voters (that's 320,000 signatures!) by the end of June, the
government will be required to hold a nation-wide referendum so
that all New Zealanders will get the chance to say who they think
should own the coast.
What you can do to help
This is real grassroots democracy in action! It's your last chance to
join us in standing up against a law change that is not in the best
interests of our country. If you believe the coast belongs in public
ownership, then please cut out and sign the petition and ask your
family and friends to do the same. Please gather as many signatures
as you can because we will only succeed if Kiwis up and down the
country help us promote the petition as widely as possible, around
their networks, in their communities, the internet, clubs, newspapers,
radio ... everywhere!
Need more information?
For more information (and BIGGER forms) please visit our
website at www.CoastalCoalition.co.nz Our CIR Coordinator, Geo
Parker, can be contacted for help on 09 426 7874 or by email at
This petition is supported by the Coastal Coalition and the New Zealand Centre
for Political Research - a public policy think tank established in 2005 by former MP
Dr Muriel Newman. To stay informed about this important matter, you can register
for the free NZCPR Weekly newsletter at NZCPR.com.
Feilding Christian Leaders Network
Sun 25 Mar
323 4026 or 323 7050
Tuesdays 9.15 & 10.30am
Minister: Rev Rilma Sands
06 323 8654
The Hub Church
meets at the
St John Ambulance building,
10:30am on Sundays
(St Pauls - PCANZ)
Cnr Church & Grey Sts
Graeme Turnbull Ph (06) 323 4366
CELEBRATE THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR
FORCES 75TH ANNIVERSARY AT RNZAF BASE
OHAKEA, 31 MARCH 2012.
Highland cattle on show
By SANDRA CROSBIE
Scottish breed: Some of the highland cattle
bred by Stanway farmers Sharon and Doug
Maclean. The couple are opening up their
highland farm to the public on April 1.
Gluten-free sausages: Markus Hojdelewicz of
Edelweiss Delicatessen, Feilding and Sharon
Maclean, highland beef breeder.
In a New Zealand first, members of the
New Zealand Highland Cattle Society are
opening up their folds to the public on
Sunday, April 1.
The Open Fold Day is designed to show-
case that majestic and wonderful breed,
Highland cattle originated from the
Scottish Highlands, where they have been
bred for their meat, milk and hair for many
In modern day agriculture, highland
cattle have evolved into animals that pro-
vide wonderful beef, can be used in the
dairy industry as sires and are particularly
suited to organic meat production
The open day concept is an exciting one
for the society,'' said society president
It will give access to many of our top
breeders, allowing anyone interested in
learning more about breeding these
animals a wonderful chance to see them up
close, and ask questions of our members.''
Sharon and Doug Maclean are opening
up their Stanway property in Makino Rd,
Feilding to the public.
We want people to come and see these
animals closer and to learn more about
People are welcome to photograph and
touch them and ask the owners any
questions they have about the breed.
The Macleans, who started out with four
highland cows nearly eight years ago, now
have a fold of 50 quality stud animals.
Sharon says although getting to this
stage took longer than anticipated, their
priority has always been to breed high qual-
ity stock for beef.
The couple has become renowned for
their gourmet sausages they serve at their
country accommodation. What makes these
sausages special is the meat comes direct
from their own highland cattle.
The sausages are guaranteed pure high-
land farmhouse beef,'' says Sharon.
preservatives and no fillers, made pro-
fessionally by Feilding's gourmet butchery,
With Feilding housing one of New
Zealand's busiest stock yards, one of their
challenges was to find a stock carrier who
would travel 40km return to collect just two
It's a small job, but still one with all the
rules and regulations,'' Sharon says.
A focus on healthy highland beef pies is
now on the agenda with fellow breeder Bev
Driffill, using her Indulge'' commercial
kitchen for preparation.
The Mcleans are looking forward to meet-
ing visitors to their Makino Rd property on
the open day.
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