Thursday, May 20, 2010

Timeless Land
Grahame Sydney, Brian Turner
& Owen Marshall
RRP: $99.99
Publication: 21 May 2010
Longacre Press - Random House

Donations to help save threatened landscape

Five dollars from every copy sold of a new edition of Timeless Land, a book which has been out of print for several years, will be generously donated to ‘Save Central’: the lobby group campaigning to prevent the proposed Project Hayes wind farm from going ahead.

‘Save Central’ are challenging Meridian Energy on their proposal to develop a wind farm in Central Otago. The donations from sales of Timeless Land will be going towards the continual fees in the Environment Court. The latest hearing - which has Meridian Energy appealing the decision to the High Court - is set down for the week beginning 21 June 2010, in Dunedin.  Submissions will be exchanged between the parties during the course of the next month.

‘We embarked on the Save Central campaign simply because we thought it insane that a very special landscape be forever destroyed for, at best, questionable benefits by way of energy production.’ says Graye Shattky, from Save Central. ‘Our present fundraising efforts are directed at ensuring that we are able to meet Meridian's High Court challenge with the best defence we can manage.’

When first published, Timeless Land was considered a ground-breaking regional book – it has now become popular with the public throughout NZ. It showcases the stunningly beautiful Central Otago region.

About Project Hayes:
The Project Hayes site is approximately 70 kilometres north-west of Dunedin, and is situated on the Lammermoor Range.
The core project area involves five different Stations, with the plan to cover more than 90sq kilometers of almost completely unmodified high country tussock lands - uniquely Central Otago country - and would have up to 176 wind turbines, generating up to 630 MW.
Meridian first lodged resource consent applications for Project Hayes with the Central Otago District Council in July 2006 and the next year in October 2007 with the Otago Regional Council.  

About Timesless Land:

Timeless Land is a passionate portrayal of the region and features the works of three steadfast and individual talents, Grahame Sydney and his great mates - poet Brian Turner and writer Owen Marshall.  With over fifty of Sydney's finest paintings of Central Otago the book conveys the subtlety of light and shadow, of mood, and shows us the majestic durability of the land. Brian Turner's poems complement the paintings with remarkable synchronicity, and Owen Marshall's stories bring a human element to the whole.
A Longacre book published by Random House $99.99

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