STATEMENT: Dunedin City Council moves to purchase Foulden Maar

Save Foulden Maar is thrilled with today’s announcement from Dunedin City Council that it is moving to purchase Foulden Maar near Middlemarch.

“We’re very pleased that DCC has listened to the overwhelming call from the public to protect Foulden Maar and look forward to seeing how the process plays out,” says Save Foulden Maar spokesperson Andrea Bosshard.

“More than 11,000 members of the public signed the petition calling for this precious place to be protected. It’s great that their voices are being listened to.”

Save Foulden Maar Incorporate was established in July of 2019 after plans to mine a unique geological site near Middlemarch for low-quality diatomite came to light. 

For further questions or comment, please contact:

Andrea Bosshard
Spokesperson, Save Foulden Maar
027 552 8038

Kimberley Collins
Chair, Save Foulden Maar
021 049 1436