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A Win for Conservation - No Routeburn Tunnel

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Woo-hoo! A giant win for conservation!

Those of you who love the South Island of New Zealand as much as I do, will be thrilled to hear that the proposal to build a tunnel to connect Milford Sound (Lower Hollyford Road - Gunns Camp) and Glenorchy has been denied.

Although this debate didn't seem to get much attention outside of New Zealand, over 15,000 people from 92 countries signed the petition against the proposal, in addition to NZ residents.

This video, while long, explains the outcome and local reaction and provides some beautiful footage of the natural wonders that would have been affected.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Nick-Smith-on-rejecting-the-Milford-Tunnel/tabid/367/articleID/305323/Default.aspx

Those interested in the next stage, stopping the monorail, can read up on it and sign the petition here:

http://www.savefiordland.org.nz/general-info/key-points-monorail-opposition

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