Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, March 28th, 2017 - 16 comments
The Government will be embarassed by another example of a corporation planning to extract ten billion litres of fresh water a year essentially at no cost which has arisen.
Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, March 21st, 2017 - 48 comments
The Government’s timid backdown on water charging is placing it in a very uncomfortable position.
Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, March 20th, 2017 - 53 comments
No Right Turn: “The real barrier to National … acting on this is because that “no-one owns water, first come, first served” policy disproportionately benefits one group and allows them to profiteer from a public resource while destroying its value to others. That group is farmers – and they donate to the National Party.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, March 14th, 2017 - 38 comments
There are no surpluses in NZ right now, not in any real sense. There is only debt, negative externalities and deferred costs.
Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, March 12th, 2017 - 62 comments
The effects of climate change are here, now, playing out in the flooded north. We should be preparing, we should be hardening critical infrastructure like Auckland’s fresh water supply. Instead of building – you know – more roads.
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, March 11th, 2017 - 14 comments
Will Nick Smith get the message and set in place a realistic consultation process and safe standards, or will he persist with a plan so bad that no one wants to be associated with it?
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, March 5th, 2017 - 21 comments
Swimmable standards that aren’t, for all of our rivers except most of them, sometime maybe not now. Nat policy at its finest.
Written By: - Date published: 3:08 pm, February 28th, 2017 - 14 comments
Under the new standards we have up to a 1 in 6 risk of serious infection at the times that we actually swim in rivers, and Smith is trying to hide this fact by fudging around with year-long averages. David Parker’s analysis yesterday was bang on.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 25th, 2017 - 147 comments
Water is both the front line and the rallying cry.
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, February 24th, 2017 - 62 comments
The Government intends to change the definitions of various indicators in an effort to solve some of the country’s most serious problems.
Written By: - Date published: 4:21 pm, February 23rd, 2017 - 122 comments
So National’s great plan for swimmable rivers by 2040 is to allow twice as much shit in them and still call them “swimmable.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 11th, 2017 - 45 comments
Clean, green farming is much better for our rivers, our land and our international reputation.
Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, January 23rd, 2017 - 31 comments
Not meant as a general criticism. Auckland has lovely beaches. When they aren’t drowning in shit that is.
Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, November 3rd, 2016 - 21 comments
The Standing Rock water protection movement continues in the face of increasing state violence.
Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, October 29th, 2016 - 6 comments
Credit where it is due for the success of the Ross Sea marine reserve. Now how about action where it is needed in our own waters?
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 9th, 2016 - 3 comments
What we know is coming largely from outside the mainstream. Which is how it should be.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, October 8th, 2016 - 60 comments
Day one of the International Days of Prayer and Action with Standing Rock. Here’s a post on NZ’s relationship with water, and whether water is a resource or a taonga.
Written By: - Date published: 2:33 pm, October 6th, 2016 - 19 comments
For seven months the next movement of social and environmental justice and resistance has been growing. We should be paying attention.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, September 8th, 2016 - 4 comments
Help get the petition to 45,000.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 1st, 2016 - 57 comments
Nick Smith’s latest excuse for inaction on water quality is birds. Yes birds. You couldn’t make this shit up.
For a dose of blessed sanity, watch the (10 min) webcast by Dr Mike Joy explaining what the real problem is.
Written By: - Date published: 12:52 pm, August 31st, 2016 - 54 comments
I/S at No Right Turn writes: If the ruling stands, it won’t just kill the dam, but also National’s policy of trying to crack open reserves for development through an ideology of “net conservation gain”.