Environment Minister Alex Attwood has been accused of failing to show leadership over the National Park issue.
Alliance environment spokeswoman Anna Lo said it is now time for a campaign group to be set up to help deliver a National Park, saying the minister had “given up”.
She said she is writing to a number of groups to determine who would be interested in kickstarting a campaign in support of a National Park.
“The Department of the Environment approached this issue in completely the wrong manner,” she said. “What we need to do is to have a campaign to build support around this. The Environment Minister has failed to show leadership on this issue.”
A DoE spokesman dismissed the claim that Mr Attwood was not showing leadership on the issue.
He said the minister has met and continues to meet privately with a range of groups on the issue of a National Park.