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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 25. 3rd October 1973

That's one election promise gone

That's one election promise gone

Environment 73 - tree felled

The ease of the South Island beech forests is one of the many instances in which our new, time for a change Labour Government has followed the paths towards the desecration and destruction of the environment which were so well mapped out for it in advance by is predecessor. Norm Kirk and his boys are committed to their policies of regional development and opening up the country to Japanese capital to such an extent that they can't even take the trouble to see if there are alternatives, or to see of the milling and pulping of South Island beech forests is a viable economic proposition. And so the Forest Services rushes out a booklet publicising the beech forest scheme, telling us what a good joker Norm is, and how people who want to protect the beech forests don't care about the economic welfare of people on the West Coast. Did vou vote Labour for a change in environment policy in "72?