Report of Conservation Sub-Committee, 1970
The main conservation issue for the Society during the past year has been Lake Manapouri. The Society has confined its attention to ecological considerations and, within this context, has issued a press statement to the effect that, because of the ecological risks inherent in raising the lake, it would be deplorable if this were to be done without proper investigation beforehand. Unfortunately, the Press Association released the statement ment with a misleading heading. In May, the Society prepared a submission to the Select Committee on Lake Manapouri, listing the ecologkal questions which should be put and answered before this - or comparable- projects projects are proceeded with.