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Waikato MPLind­say Tisch is work­ing out the fi­nal months of his po­lit­i­cal ca­reer. He was elected in 1999 and the bound­aries of his elec­torate have changed sub­stan­tially over the years. Re­porter Mike Bain in­ter­viewed him and has his story on page 5. The clean up of the Tui Mine near Te Aroha was flagged by Tisch as one of the key projects he was in­volved in. It has been 10 years now since the aban­doned mine was closed prop­erly. Mata­mataPi­ako dis­trict and Waikato re­gional coun­cils con­tinue to mon­i­tor the site. En­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues have not been big on the Na­tional party’s radar but per­haps they will be now. The Healthy Rivers plan is push­ing the po­lit­i­cal fo­cus in that di­rec­tion as pub­lic sub­mis­sions on the con­tro­ver­sial plan closed last week. So far only one con­tender has emerged to con­test the Waikato seat. Can­di­date Tim van de Molen got the nod to con­test the seat for Na­tional late last year.

Lawrence Gullery

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