Story: Conservation – a history

Protesting at Pureora

In order to stop the logging of virgin forest at Pureora, protesters perched in the trees with camping gear in 1978. They received widespread public support. Listen to local MP Ian Shearer expressing his concern over the logging plans.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Morrie Peacock Collection (PAColl-4875)
Reference: PAColl-4875-1-04-01
Photograph by Morice Gladstone Peacock

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How to cite this page:

Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Environmental activism, 1966–1987', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/13939/protesting-at-pureora (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015