The Labour Party advocated a complete halt to native timber milling on the West Coast in the 1999 election campaign. Deputy leader Michael Cullen met with a rowdy reception when he tried to explain the policy at a meeting in Greymouth. Labour won the election and milling was halted. Substantial cash compensation was paid to the region, which led to the setting up of Development West Coast.
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