NatRad’s Insight has the best overview of the Brownlees mining proposal that I’ve seen (or rather heard) from the media to date.
Environmental issues reporter, Ian Telfer investigates the Government’s proposal. “Mining in National Parks”.
You can listen on this player (experimental 1: requires Flash):- [audio: /wp-content/uploads/2010/03/inst-20100328-0812-Insight_Sunday_28_March_Mining_on_Conservation_Land-048.mp3]
As the facebook group, Save Radio New Zealand says:-
A brilliant example of the quality of RNZ National’s investigative journalism, this Insight piece aired last night (and Sunday morning). It covers the plans to mine conservation areas from various sides of the fence. Such measured and information reporting is the perfect reminder about why we need to be support RNZ every way we can.
I’d agree. Neither television or print media to date have managed to produce much balanced commentary. Take some time to listen to the slightly less than 28 minutes of this interview. It provides more information than Gerry Brownlee has so far managed to produce. It talks to a wide range of people about the effects, benefits and worries that they have in opening up schedule 4 land.