Rod Oram three cities

The Societies of Tomorrow

Geoff SimmonsEnvironment6 Comments

Rod Oram’s new book covers a lot of ground, both physically and metaphorically. The title is pretty self-explanatory; he travels to Three Cities with the goal of Seeking Hope in the Anthropocene. The three cities in question are Beijing, London … Read More

Whiteboard Friday: What’s Peter Dunne?

Gareth MorganEnvironment2 Comments

This week Peter Dunne announced the United Future environmental policy: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1609/S00004/dunne-speaks-six-steps-to-future-proof-the-environment.htm No one seemed to notice, but we did! This Whiteboard Friday is all about the six steps Peter announced. The one area where we outright disagree with Peter is … Read More

Microchipping the cats of Upper Hutt

Gareth MorganEnvironmentLeave a Comment

Wellington City Council has led the country by including cats in their Animal Bylaw, making microchipping of cats mandatory. Now we have our next opportunity to move towards a Predator Free Wellington, with Upper Hutt consulting on their Animal Bylaw. … Read More

We should all have the opportunity to benefit from our fresh water resource in the way that commercial water users (such as farmers) do.

Freshwater – How do we share?

Gareth MorganEnvironment6 Comments

Following the outbreak of campylobacter, Havelock North residents now face a potential water shortage this summer. The full costs of commercial water use and pollution are starting to be felt by ordinary people. It is becoming increasingly clear that clean … Read More

Wadeable rivers nz e coli

The True Cost of Wadeable Rivers

Gareth MorganEnvironment7 Comments

The water contamination scandal in Havelock North has had an untold cost on the people and economy of the region. Schools have been shut down and businesses have been at a stand still. While we don’t know the source of … Read More