INDEPENDENT NEWS

Eckhoff continues fight for Alexandra

Published: Wed 22 Dec 1999 12:07 AM
Wednesday 22nd Dec 1999
Gerry Eckhoff
Media Release -- Environment
Undeterred by Parliament's refusal to allow his notice of motion yesterday, ACT agriculture and conservation spokesman Gerry Eckhoff has taken his fight for an enquiry into the Alexandra floods to the first meeting this morning of the Commerce select committee.
Mr Eckhoff has written to the select committee pointing out that the Roxburgh dam, built by the state, has silted and that Contact Energy, the new owners of the dam, have said they want the facts relating to liability established.
"Parliament has a duty to examine the issue, given the massive and catastrophic losses suffered by the people of Alexandra," Mr Eckhoff said.
Mr Eckhoff says he will not give up on the issue.
ENDS
Contact: Gerry Eckhoff 04 4706648 or Kathryn Asare 4706637
For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.

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