Written By: - Date published: 4:39 pm, January 20th, 2018 - 9 comments
A 100 day count down.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, August 15th, 2017 - 5 comments
I/S at No Right Turn: ”
This isn’t a “Pandora’s box”. The model for an easy, full and final settlement to resolve this exists, and iwi are keen. What is lacking is goodwill from the government to sign it. And Finlayson knows all this – so he is actively trying to mislead the New Zealand public about it, trying to appeal to the racism of rednecks in order to protect the stolen “rights” of a privileged few”.
Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, May 7th, 2017 - 13 comments
Photo: Fairfax / T Manch
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, May 2nd, 2017 - 51 comments
Tourism Export Council: “The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) in its current form is nothing more than a PR-stunt from Government who continue to ignore scientists and expert opinion re the state of our freshwater. The NPS-FM does not address the serious problems facing our waterways and, in fact, will make them worse.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, April 28th, 2017 - 66 comments
We won’t be able to say that we didn’t have ample warning, with a another detailed and damning report on water quality out yesterday. Does National really want to be remembered for allowing the poisoning of our water?
Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, April 16th, 2017 - 100 comments
Higgins: “Water quality should be a massive issue this election. Some friends, who are the kind of dyed-in-the-wool National supporters who call everyone else a loony leftie, now say water quality will guide their vote and it can’t possibly go to National.”…
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, March 29th, 2017 - 50 comments
A full report into the Havelock North water crisis has been delayed until (surprise!) after the election.
Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, March 20th, 2017 - 54 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: 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 - 15 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: 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: 11:18 am, September 1st, 2016 - 11 comments
Never heard of it? Neither had I.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 1st, 2016 - 59 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: 4:46 pm, August 24th, 2016 - 14 comments
A new phrase is about to enter NZ’s clean green image lexicon.
Written By: - Date published: 7:37 pm, August 22nd, 2016 - 121 comments
John Key has announced an inquiry into the Havelock North water crisis. But has it been set up to fail the residents of the Central Hawkes Bay?
Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, August 17th, 2016 - 18 comments
Meanwhile, down in Christchurch the plan is to put water back in the centre of our physical, cultural and spiritual lives.
Written By: - Date published: 3:15 pm, August 15th, 2016 - 92 comments
The damage so far in the Havelock North “gastro” outbreak is one possible death, two older people in intensive care, 18 hospitalised, 50 making their way to the emergency department, 280 notifications, and hundreds of kids staying away from school.
Written By: - Date published: 12:56 pm, June 21st, 2016 - 41 comments
Is ECAN just another typical Nat party fuckup, or are they deliberately turning a blind eye?
Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, April 21st, 2016 - 86 comments
Oravida is in the news again. It is exporting hundreds of millions of dollars of fresh water and the cost to the authorities of $500 per year.
Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, March 30th, 2016 - 27 comments
Yesterday a “host” of students marched to the Beehive with a petition of calling for all freshwater in New Zealand to be swimmable.
Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, July 23rd, 2012 - 7 comments
Key has been giving different messages on the water rights issue to the Maori Party and to the wider public. No one knows what, if anything, his “promises” mean. Why isn’t the Maori Party (which has been burned before) seeking urgent clarification?