2012 Spring Meeting
Russell an iconic place and an important part of our national heritage. The Russell Protection Society promotes wise and sustainable development that adds to the existing historic and special character, amenity and economy of Russell and surrounding areas. We seek to protect the values that attract people to live, work and recreate in, or visit, Russell.
2012 Spring Meeting
NZ Emissions Trading Scheme – Submission to Exempt Russell Landfill
It is submitted that the Russell Landfill qualifies for an exemption to the penalties imposed by the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS) because it is small (200 tonnes per annum) and isolated (located on Russell Peninsula and accessed by vehicle ferry).
The Russell Protection Society Inc. applied to be a party to the proceedings ENV-2012 AKL-000092 Neville Crawford Family Trust, supporting affected residents
The Russell Protection Society (RPS) wishes to focus its submission on a single regional issue that is most often raised by our membership and is regularly highlighted at our meetings.
February 2011 - Submission to application relating to the establishment of a 60 site campervan park on the Matauwhi Wharf Ltd site.The elevated nature of the site and its location at the entry to Russell means that it is highly visible from parts of Matauwhi Bay, Kororareka Bay, Matauwhi Bay Rd, Florance Ave, Brind Rd and Pomare Rd, as well as further afield from Te Wahapu and Paihia.
January 2011 -This has again been a very quiet year for the Society because the economic downturn has meant that there is little money to be made from subdividing or developing large scale accommodation. The Russell Peninsula now appears to have a surplus of residential sections for sale and prices for land have tumbled in some instances.
May 2010 -
The economy of historic Russell Township and the Bay of Islands generally is heavily dependent on the tourism industry. The area has marketed itself overseas as an integral part of the “clean green” image that underpins the industry in New Zealand.
April 2010 - The key issue here appears to be a breakdown in the relationship between the current Far North District Council and the Northland Regional Council.
16 April 2010 - The RPS considers that the FNDC has a fundamental problem with it's economic strategies for the future. (click to read ...)