Posts Tagged ‘water’

Cape Town

Written By: - Date published: 4:39 pm, January 20th, 2018 - 8 comments

A 100 day count down.

NRT: National resorts to racism on water

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”.

Rivers of poo protest

Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, May 7th, 2017 - 13 comments


Photo: Fairfax / T Manch

Protecting our biggest export income earner

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.”

A legacy of poisoned water

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?

Higgins on National’s shit creek

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.”…

Isn’t that convenient

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.

Down the Gurgler.

Written By: - Date published: 4:18 pm, March 27th, 2017 - 69 comments

Getting sick, tired and angry of this malarkey.

NRT: “Too hard”

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.”

Community groups abandon Smith’s water forum

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?

Swimmable standards that aren’t for all of our rivers except most of them

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.

The Nats’ new ‘swimmable’ rivers aren’t

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.

Auckland’s shit beaches

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.

100% Pure

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, October 31st, 2016 - 12 comments

A selection of tweets from this morning. You may detect a theme.

World Water Week

Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, September 1st, 2016 - 11 comments

Never heard of it? Neither had I.

Water quality too important for bird-brained excuses

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.

“Flushing flows”

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.

 

Key vs science on water quality

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, August 24th, 2016 - 60 comments

key-hardtalk

Watershit Down

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?

The Friday dump on Havelock North

Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, August 20th, 2016 - 66 comments

What a surprise that the news that NZ’s worst ever waterborne disease outbreak is most likely caused by livestock should be the subject of a classic Friday 5pm news dump.

Clean up our water!

The Christchurch Commons

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.

 

Shit in the water

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.

ECAN turning a blind eye

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?

Who needs water anyway

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, April 30th, 2016 - 46 comments

Or waterways are starting to stink as much as our murky tax havens.

Oravida and the water that no one owns

Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, April 21st, 2016 - 85 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.

Who is buying Canterbury water?

Written By: - Date published: 10:08 am, April 6th, 2016 - 71 comments

Billions of litres of Canterbury water are being sold off. Duncan Garner asks if Oravida is the buyer.

Pure spin vs. pure water

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.

NRT: Pillaging the Rakaia

Written By: - Date published: 12:14 pm, February 7th, 2013 - 35 comments

No Right Turn with the latest on National’s ongoing annexation of Canterbury.

Everyone hears what they want to hear

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?

Welded to National

Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, July 19th, 2012 - 39 comments

The meeting between Key and the Maori Party leaders last night reached it’s predictable conclusion.  From his point of view Key has played this brilliantly.

“Opportunistic”

Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, July 18th, 2012 - 47 comments

I don’t know which is stranger, a currency-trading capitalist denigrating people for maximising their economic opportunities, or claims dating back to The Treaty being passed off as somehow superficial.

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