One of the finalist in the River Story Awards, the Rangitata Gorge Landcare Group, is a farming community that has taking on a war against pest plants that threaten their grand, braided, glorious river in Canterbury. Check out their story.
Last Thursday evening we hosted the New Zealand River Awards for the second time. The Awards recognise the hard work of Regional Councils and their communities on improving the health of their local rivers. On Friday we met the winner of the River Story competition, the inspirational Bill Kerrison from the Bay of Plenty. Today […]
The Award winning River story for the 2014 New Zealand River awards story is about one man, Bill Kerrison, who has worked tirelessly for more than 20 years trapping and transferring eels and other native fish species past the dams on the Rangitaiki River in the Bay of Plenty. The Morgan Foundation sponsored the first […]
Two Canterbury rivers – the Otukaikino and Cam – took out 1st and 3rd place in the 2014 New Zealand River Awards for the most improved rivers in the country. The Oroua River in the Manawatu was the 2nd most improved river in New Zealand. “The improvement in all three rivers has been […]
A new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) Jan Wright released today highlights the perilous status of our national institution – the seaside bach or crib. The PCE’s report is a summary of the state of the science around anthropogenic climate change as outlined in recent IPCC reports, with a focus on […]
Professor Gary Jones from Canberra how is the keynote speaker at the 2014 NZ River Awards tonight. The following podcast is Gary speaking to Radio NZ’s Kathryn Ryan about the vexing questions of water quality and quantity.
Geoff is going to talk us through how a UBI and flat tax work together. The end result is less bureaucracy and a fairer, simpler, more productive society.
Should we be able to swim in our rivers? Water quality has been in the news a lot this year – in particular the impact of dairy farming on nitrogen levels (and algae) in our rivers. But if we want to swim in our rivers we have to deal with other issues as well – […]
The second annual New Zealand River Awards will be announced this Thursday evening in Wellington. The Awards recognise the most improved river in each region where there’s robust data, and also identifies the three most improved rivers in the country. Last year the Awards were based on improvement in e-coli levels. This year we’re using […]
This Whiteboard Friday looks at how our current benefit system traps people in poverty, which is another reason we need to replace it with an Unconditional Basic Income. This week has been a big week for the Unconditional Basic Income. The new Labour leader Andrew Little has been talking about how our benefit system can’t keep […]