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More than 4000 square kilometres of the South Island has just been proclaimed an international dark-sky reserve.
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15/06/2012 3:17:44 p.m.
@JC, what on earth are you talking about? the "key word" in the article is "proclaimed". To proclaim something, is not a legal requirement. To proclaim the Mackenzie basin a dark sky reserve is an opinion. Does NOT require government to make legislation for a legal declaration. This opinion is great news for New Zealand. The few areas left without light pollution to observe the night sky, usually requires the observer to venture far out to sea to receive an unobscured view of the night sky. or Far away from city or town lighting. NZers should be very proud of this.
11/06/2012 8:11:27 p.m.
McKenzie Basin is not officially the largest dark-sky reserve. It isn't officially a dark sky reserve at all! The International Dark Sky Association has no power to declare anything a reserve, so its declaration is meaningless. Parliament must now pass legislation to make the McKenzie Basin into a dark sky reserve.
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