GE Free Action Alert

SONY DSCMessage from Jean Anderson of PSGR. November 8, 2013.

People in Northland, Auckland and Bay of Plenty are working
hard to retain precautionary statements made by Councils.  

Here follows a GE Free Action Alert on Auckland's Unitary
Plan asking for support by way of submission.

A submission can be as simple as a sentence asking for
precautionary statements to be retained and you don't
have to live in an area to make a submission.  
You can use the submission given below and add your own
comments, or write one from scratch.
 
The deadline is February 28th so it's probably better to get
onto now before it gets lost in Christmas and New Year festivities.  
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GE Free ACTION ALERT for Auckland/ Northland/ North Islanders!

AUCKLAND COUNCIL proposed UNITARY Plan

There is an urgent need for lots of submissions supporting 
the retention of the strong precautionary GE objective 
(and other strong precautionary GE wording) in the Auckland
Council proposed Unitary Plan.  

It's time to get busy- we need LOTS Of submissions- at least
as many (350) as were made on GE issue to the Auckland 
Council draft Unitary Plan. Now we must cement our victory 
(especially as MFE and Fed Farmers of NZ will be
making submissions OPPOSING this).

Support Precaution on GMOs: Send a quick submission to the
Auckland Council proposed Unitary Plan 

Auckland Council has important protections against harm from
Genetically Modified Organisms / GE that are now included 
in the Auckland proposed Unitary Plan.  

Please make a submission- this is the statutory process and 
every submission counts. 
Please write your own comments... or... you can use the following
points to send in a quick submission to Auckland Council to 
support local efforts to keep GMOs out of Auckland and 
Northland's environment.  Thank-you!SONY DSC












Email your submission to:    <mailto:>
<mailto:unitaryplan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz>
unitaryplan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz  

DEADLINE:  28 February 2014 (but get in your submission now, before
Christmas/ summer holidays!)

.         EASY SUBMISSION WRITING GUIDE (GE)

Submission to the Auckland Council proposed Unitary Plan 

Your name.....      Date:

Contact details (address / email and phone) .......

I write to support the strong precautionary GE policy/ objective 
contained in the Auckland proposed Unitary Plan. 

The Unitary Plan's precautionary GE objective, and methods
 & policies to achieve that objective (in keeping with the 
resolutions of the Auckland / Northland "Inter Council 
Working Party on GMO Risk Evaluation & Management
Options") are important to the community.

I support local protection against the significant risks of
outdoor use of GMOs, which have been recommended by the
Auckland/ Northland Working Party on GMOs.

I support a precautionary approach by council providing 
an additional tier of protection against risks of outdoor 
use of GMOs, on top of what is required by the HSNO Act.

I share the concerns of Local Government NZ, the Auckland/
Northland member councils of the ICWP on GMOs and other 
councils around NZ about the serious
deficiencies in the national legislation.

This makes it extremely important that Auckland Council 
retain the strong precautionary & prohibitive GE policies/
content in the new Unitary Plan. I support strong rules/ 
policies in local Plans (using the RMA to complement
the HSNO Act).

Please keep me informed on this matter.

I wish/ I do not wish to be heard in support of this submission.

For more information please contact:

Auckland GE Free Coalition
Jon Carapiet (email: youcangetmeonline@yahoo.com

mobile: 021 050 7681

Lisa Er (Titirangi) mobile: 02177 7473  
email: lisa@peaceteam.org.nz

GE Free Northland
Linda Grammer  09 432 2155   email: linda.grammer@gmail.com

or contact

Nola Rundle | Specialist - Land, Air,  Water, Coastal, GMO issues 

Environmental Strategy and Policy Department, Auckland Council

Ph 09 484 6226| Ext (43) 6226 | DDI/Mobile 09 484 6226

www.gefree.org.nz

web.gefreenorthland.org.nz
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