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Mōkihinui River share certificate

Mōkihinui River share certificate

A plan by the state-owned Meridian Energy company to dam the Mōkihinui River on the South Island's West Coast led the conservation interest group Forest and Bird to begin a campaign to save it. Supporters were invited to fund the group's legal campaign by buying a limited-edition shareholding certificate for $100. The dam did not go ahead.

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Raymond Miller, 'Interest groups - Aims and functions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Apr 2020