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Saturday 19 March 2016 | Published in Letters to the Editor

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After a tip-off that the ‘bulldozer in the lagoon” trial was underway in Muri lagoon on Thursday morning as part of the ecologically-dangerous exercise of removing algae by heavy machinery, I immediately raced around to seek the details of whether permission had been granted, and if so, how any such permission had been given, despite there not having been an EIA public consultation process.

After a tip-off that the ‘bulldozer in the lagoon” trial was underway in Muri lagoon on Thursday morning as part of the ecologically-dangerous exercise of removing algae by heavy machinery, I immediately raced around to seek the details of whether permission had been granted, and if so, how any such permission had been given, despite there not having been an EIA public consultation process.


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