The Ministerial Inquiry into forestry slash and sediment in Tairāwhiti/Gisborne and Wairoa has been given a 12-day extension. The three-member panel for the Inquiry asked for more time due to the number and substance of the submissions received. They received 313 submissions, many of them fulsome and comprehensive and Environment Minister David Parker says the delivery date for their report is now May 12th to allow them enough time to give the submissions the consideration and weight they deserve.