19 May 2016

Pilot says Lake Pukaki foreshore being seriously damaged by tourists

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:25 pm on 19 May 2016

McKenzie basin pilot, Chris Rudge is calling for action over the destruction of the previously pristine foreshore of Lake Pukaki by tourists and freedom campers.

He regularly flies tourists from the Pukakai air strip and gets a daily birds-eye view of the stunning turquoise lake and surrounding land.

He says the foreshore has become rutted from tyre tracks and there used toilet paper has been strewn about.

Chris Rudge talks to Jesse Mulligan about his concerns.

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