I played a part in the discussion around the council's role regarding the Government's offer of a chunk of Southland to the oil men."When they had finished speaking, Environment Southland councillor Robert Guyton moved a motion for the council to oppose the Government's 2017 block offer proposal for two oil and gas permits in Southland.
He received voting support from councillors Maurice Rodway and Rowly Currie, but they were out-voted by councillors on the strategy and policy committee."
Thanks, Maurice and Rowly, you are on the right side of the ledger, in my view.
The Southland Times used this image for their online version of the story. Fortunately, I had brushed :-)