Canterbury water talk August 2019

canterbury-water-talk-1Download The Canterbury region is a case-study for the failure of freshwater management in New Zealand. The last 3 – 4 decades have seen a massive unlimited change in landuse intensity, from dry sheep and beef farming and cropping to intensive irrigated dairy. This talk will highlight the incredible pace of change in landuse and... Continue Reading →

Freshwater: a Conversation with Sir Alan Mark and Dr Mike Joy Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature 28 April 2019 Chair: Peter Hayden

A Rough Summary Peter asked if there was a moment when each of them became political on the issue of freshwater. For Alan it was when a senior public servant stated that raising Lake Manapouri would ‘improve on nature’. For Mike it was when his niece and nephew became ill after swimming in a river... Continue Reading →

Some bad publicity for NZ overseas.

This is why shortermism allowing intensification by ignoring externalities will come back to bite you. Our clean green image is so valuable we risk everything - tourism export markets are just the beginning.

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