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Cats cavorting through capital – Morgan

The capital’s cats are cavorting through Wellington properties at a rate of 49 million trespasses a year, according to a new study by anti-cat campaigner Gareth Morgan. Island Bay and the rest of the Southern Ward turned out to be cat central with properties in the southern suburbs recording a “staggering”; average of four visits […]

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Cat cameras reveal surprising results

Remember Gareth Morgan calling your cat a natural born killer or Zealandia a pet food factory? Well, he’s not backing down on his campaign to rid or restrain cats.  He wanted to prove that your property is visited by lots of cats, so he planted cameras in 40 properties in Wellington and came up with […]

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Drinking Glass, Olli Niemitalo

New Zealand’s water in context

We have lots of water relative to our population but has that made us blasé about how we manage our water resources? Do we squander it in terms of how much we use, how we use it and abuse it? The OECD has compiled a number of interesting statistics comparing countries’ water resources, use and […]

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Happy Cat, Flickr/jenniferwilliams

Think of the Cats

This might sound a little strange, but we are worried about cats. Not just the damage they do to our wildlife, but their own welfare too. That is another reason why we want to talk about managing cats. Cat management is not only better for native wildlife, property owners, and those concerned about their family’s […]

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Eglinton River, Flickr, Harald Selke.

Clarity Crucial for Fresh Water

As our rivers have been getting murkier over the past few years, the quality of public information has been heading in the same direction. That has all changed with the launch of Land, Air and Water Aotearoa (LAWA). LAWA is a brave move by Local Authorities, and one that should be applauded. It lays open […]

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Cat Eating Prey,

Without managing cats, Zealandia is the most expensive cat food factory in NZ

Wellington wildlife refuge Zealandia will become little more than a “cat food factory” unless something is done about wandering felines, the Wellington City Council has been told. Hearings began today for submissions into the council’s draft annual plan, with philanthropist and anti-cat campaigner Gareth Morgan among the first to address councillors. He urged the council […]

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Auckland Cat Colony

Auckland Cat Colony from Gareth Morgan on Vimeo. Over summer Geoff Simmons met with Peter Dormon of Lonely Miaow, a charity that cares for stray and abandoned cats in Auckland: Together they visited a stray cat colony in Kohimarama – one of the many thousands across Auckland – and chatted about how the stray cat problem […]

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Only direct action will fix wandering cat problem

Recent events in Invercargill with the nuisance caused by “owned” cats wandering over neighbourhood properties, highlights the need for action from central government. In that city the council has introduced a bylaw to restrict to three, the number of cats a household can own. Even though the bylaw is a pretty weak way to deal […]

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