Jeanette Fitzsimons was interviewed last week on Checkpoint about the possibility of having mining done on portions of the conservation estate. The interviewer put to her that it might only be a couple of hundred hectares out of many thousands (in fact it is millions) of hectares of estate and Jeanette responded:
That’s like saying you’ve got six children, so it doesn’t really matter if you lose one does it.
I don’t even need to comment do I?
The key segment starts at 6:30 into the RNZ item. Listen for yourself – I am not making this up. Even the generally sympathetic interviewer sounded a bit stunned, and responded “Really, we are talking about land”.Tags: conservation, DOC, Jeanette Fitzsimons, mining