Divided opinions caught on film
A documentary about the King Salmon proposal to build more fish farms in the Marlborough Sounds will screen in Havelock and Picton on Monday.
Against the Current is the work of film-maker Laura Honey. She interviewed those for and against the proposal and has produced a documentary about the battle by some Marlburians to stop the expansion.
Screenings are at 5pm at the Pelorus Boating Club, Cook St, Havelock (next to Slip Inn car park) and at 7.30pm at the Picton Little Theatre, 9 Dublin St, Picton.
The Government's board of inquiry released a draft decision before Christmas and has approved four new farms in parts of the Marlborough Sounds previously prohibited for aquaculture.
In the film, Laura lets the main players do the talking, including King Salmon chief executive officer Grant Rosewarne, Sustain our Sounds chairman Danny Boulton, Guardians of the Sounds chairman Pete Beech and chairman of the Marlborough District Council Environment Committee Councillor Peter Jerram.
Laura will talk at the public screenings and Danny Boulton will facilitate a question and answer session about the draft decision and what it means for the Marlborough Sounds.
Tickets are $10 at the door, with funds going to Sustain our Sounds.
The Marlborough Express