Alf was delighted to learn that the year-long battle about who should have how much say in the running of a wildlife reserve in Waikato has been resolved.
The Maungatautari Reserve is a 3400 hectare area of forested extinct volcano land in the Waikato basin between Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Putaruru.
The governance brouhaha has threatened the protection of the wildlife behind a multi-million-dollar predator-proof fence.
The dispute embraced funders of the Maungatautari Reserve, the Waipa District Council, Environment Waikato, a handful of surrounding landowners and local iwi, Ngati Koroki Kahukura.
And it threatened to derail years of work at the wildlife sanctuary near Karapiro.
Now here’s the important bit: