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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. A decision on whether the dam would go ahead or not was to be reached in 2012.

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Raymond Miller, 'Interest groups - Aims and functions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2020)

Story by Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012