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Old Blue saviour honoured with award
THE ENVIRONMENTAL work of
Glentunnel’s Rosalie Snoyink has
been recognised by Forest & Bird
with an ‘‘old blue’’ award.
Mrs Snoyink is a long standing
member of the organisation and will
be given the award at its AGM on
The Old Blue Awards are named
after a Chatham Islands black robin
called Old Blue, which in the 1970s
was the last productive female of her
species. Thanks to Old Blue, the
black robin population has recovered
from a low of five to around 200
Mrs Snoyink was said in the
award citation to have ‘‘worked
tirelessly for the sake of the Canter-
bury region’s lakes and rivers, its
outstanding natural landscapes, and
for future generations that are yet to
appreciate the region’s beauty for
She has been a founding member
of three local environmental groups
one of which was the Malvern Hills
Protection Society in 2001, and was
part of a successful campaign to stop
the building of a large dam and irri-
gation reservoir in the Waianiwan-
She mobilised farmers, land-
holders and many of the residents of
Coalgate, Glentunnel and Christ-
church. The group is still active.
Mrs Snoyink is also a founding
member of the OurWaterOurVote
group, aimed at reinstating democ-
racy in Canterbury’s regional poli-
tics, and protecting the area’s lakes
and rivers from the expansion of the
dairying industry after the Govern-
ment dismissed Environment Can-
terbury’s elected representatives.
She also helped establish the Mac-
kenzie Guardians in 2009 with a
mission to highlight potential dam-
age from intensive dairy farming and
‘‘cow cubicles’’ to the tussock grass-
lands of the Mackenzie Basin.
Mrs Snoyink also contributed to
Whitewater New Zealand, Fish and
Game and Forest & Bird’s successful
campaign to get a Water Conser-
vation Order (WCO) to protect the
Upper Hurunui River.
She also gets involved in practical
work for the organisation, trapping
stoats and other predators around
Moana Rua /Lake Pearson, improv-
ing the prospects of the lake’s popu-
lation of crested grebes.
Forest & Bird’s Canterbury/West
Coast Field Officer, Jen Miller, said
Mrs Snoyink possesses a valuable
mix of skills and traits.
‘‘She is an amazing battler, but it
is always carried out in a polite and
‘‘I‘ve always felt it important to do
what I can to protect New Zealand’s
wonderfully unique flora and fauna
and landscapes,’’ Mrs Snoyink said.
Pool opens with splash
WATER BABY: Beccy Docherty and
daughter Madison in the pools.
Docherty and her mum Beccy were
among those who tried out the water
for the first official open day at the
new Selwyn Aquatic Facility on
Beccy will be spending a lot of time
in the Rolleston complex now it is
The pool has had groups through
for the last six weeks to test out the
facilities, but Monday was the first
day open to the public.
About 20 people were waiting for
the 6am opening.
Pool manager Kathy Moore said
all life guards and reception staff
were in place and the testing period
had gone well.
Twelve hundred youngsters had
already enrolled for the swim school
which starts in term 3, with another
200 on the waiting list.
The council was recruiting
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