"A long-mooted proposal for a road through pristine forest between Haast and the Hollyford Valley is again being considered by the Government.
Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee confirmed the project was "under consideration" and has asked for more analysis after raising the subject with Cabinet colleagues."AFTER raising the issue
Mr Brownlee attended a meeting in October with the Westland District Council, Southland District Council and Scenic Hotel Group owner Earl Hagaman.
Mr Hagaman said building the road would create the eighth wonder of the world and any damage to the environment was being exaggerated by certain parties, he said. "There's a few people that think it's an invasion, but what they don't realise is that it hardly touches any of the so-called reserve areas and national parks and that sort of thing."
There was always controversy when a new road was built, Mr Hagaman said.The controversy is that you want to destroy our natural environment to make more money - well fuck you mate and brownlee and all of you destroyers.
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