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Public Event in Christchurch

Written By: - Date published: 7:35 pm, August 29th, 2017 - 16 comments
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Thursday August 31 Cardboard Cathedral

at 7pm


Meteria Turei speaks about the importance of addressing poverty, for all of us.

See you there.

16 comments on “Public Event in Christchurch ”

  1. Macro 1

    Just back from the” Brew” where we heard Eugene Sage speak on Climate Change and the despicable – “Rip out the Mangroves Bill” which the Greens were the only party to vote against on its first reading. Come on Labour! Get real! If Climate Change is the Nuclear Moment for Millennials – then Mangroves need to stay to protect our coastline from storm surges and help clean our inshore seas from agricultural runoff.

    • tracey 1.1

      Thanks for this Macro. The Greens, despite the negative attitide of the media and some of the parties carry on rolling out policies and ideas to improve our future.

  2. greywarshark 2

    I thought that mangroves, two sorts I think perhaps one better than other, well I thought they were responsible for silting up the estuaries and making them muddy.

    • Macro 2.1

      The mangroves trap the silt that is the runoff from our intensively farmed (once forested) countrysides. The Hauraki Gulf is silting up at the rate of around 10 mm per decade. Trapping this silt forms a natural barrier for our coast lines (Coromandel has the longest coastline of any region in the country). With 3mm of sea level rise per year (the current average global rate – but rates vary over the globe) in 20 years sea level will be 6 cm above current levels. However SLR is accelerating, the average rate for the past century was around 1.7mm per year.
      A 10 cm rise will mean a 100 year storm event will occur every 10 years.
      The cost of providing sea walls and flood protection for low lying towns is going to be enormous. Just look at the current situation in Houston right now. The cost of repair will be in the Billions.
      We know from Cyclone Katrina that the best protected areas were those behind natural wetlands and mangroves that had been left intact.
      Why pull out and destroy natural storm protection just so that a few residents can see the water from their “sea side” bungalows? These same mangroves that are currently offering protection to them, banded rail, kingfishers, and cleaning the Gulf of nitrates and phosphates and trapping silt, for the spawning grounds of one of our most prized fish species, Snapper?

      • weka 2.1.1

        If you want to write a post I’ll put it up. Probably even what you’ve put in comments so far would work, we can add in some links to GP voting etc.

        • Macro

          Sorry for not replying earlier weka.
          Up at 5 am this morning and you can see the results of today’s work below in my reply to grey.
          And early night tonight for me.
          There’s a mine to be closed, and an Election to be won, so I have been rather busy of late. But I’d love to contribute something. Maybe after this Saturday – we have something special planned for the miners on Sat afto, and a dance to attend on Sat evening. 🙂 No rest for the wicked.

      • greywarshark 2.1.2

        Thanks for that elucidation macro. It is obvious that the authorities are still working on plans suggested last century which had hung-fire, and they haven’t been able to catch up yet with the fast-moving times and climate. So very much on a par with the rest of government!!

        I have another musical brainstorm from the past. It’s all about waiting and whether our dreams will ever materialise. Perhaps we should call the backward agencies and departments Charmaine and serenade them with ukeleles and song outside the doors of those laggards driving us haggard. It would be a great way of causing a little media interest. Almost Ghandian in its non-aggressiveness.

        This is from Bill Haley – I bet you haven’t heard him for a while;

        I wonder why you keep me waiting, Charmaine, my Charmaine
        I wonder when bluebirds are mating, will you come back again
        I wonder if I keep on praying, will our dreams be the same
        I wonder if you ever think of me too ..
        I am waiting my Charmaine for you …

        • Macro

          Hehehe Yep! I remember that song.
          The Council here have just been doing some “planning” on upgrading one of the towns, Whangamata to be precise, from whence our new mayor hails. All very nice, and expensive – but would you believe – not one ounce of consideration to Sea Level Rise – so within 50 years it will pretty much all be inundated.
          Meanwhile there is a mine to be closed.
          This is the result of todays protest. (usually it is a “slow walk” up to the mine – it is after all on DOC conservation land.)
          That’s pretty Ghandian I think 🙂

  3. greywarshark 3

    So good to hear from Metiria, though I can’t personally. Will someone give us a vid and some of the address she gives?

    • tracey 3.1

      I will be there but not sure about a video. The Greens are pretty good at the tech stuff so I will find out if they are doing it. The upside is if you go you miss the Leaders debate! 😉

      • mosa 3.1.1

        If it is a choice between Horrible Hosking and the deplorable Bill English and Metiria
        i choose Metiria.

        I am looking forward to hearing from her.

  4. weka 4

    Wish I could get to one of these. It’s interesting to see this advertised without GP or being an MP mentioned. I really hope this is a sign of what might be happening past the election.

    • tracey 4.1

      I went to the Green Party website this morning to find where Turei is speaking in Auckland. I stopped scrolling down after a few minutes… Cannot see it or anything mentioning her or showing her.

  5. Roy 5

    Shows why we need a strong GP in govo. LP need the encouragement to go where they really belong.

  6. tracey 6

    I went to the Green Party website this morning to find where Turei is speaking in Auckland. I stopped scrolling down after a few minutes… Cannot see it or anything mentioning her or showing her.

  7. mosa 7

    If it is a choice between Horrible Hosking and the deplorable Bill English and Metiria
    i choose Metiria.

    I am looking forward to hearing from her.

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