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Rallying for clean water

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, river, rivers, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Rallying for clean water

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Rallying for clean water This week people all over the country took to the streets to support clean water. There were rallies held from Whangarei to Invercargill. Everywhere people were calling for clean water rather than letting companies export our fresh water without paying for it. The […]

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Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs

Published By   /  March 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, aquifers, clean rivers, clean water, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, groundwater, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, springs, takaka, tangata whenua, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs Last Friday night, there was a meeting of more than 300 people about the risk of increased water takes for farming in the catchment upstream of the magnificent Te Waikoropupu Springs (‘Pupu Springs’) in Golden Bay. The aquifer that feeds the […]

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Nick Smith thinks New Zealanders are stupid

Published By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, bottled water, clean rivers, clean water, Dirty Rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Nick Smith thinks New Zealanders are stupid

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nick Smith thinks New Zealanders are stupid Does Nick Smith think New Zealanders are stupid? His dirty rivers spin sure makes it look that way. Just calling the standards for wading and boating “swimmable” is not progress. At 540 Ecoli per 100mL, the new “swimmable’ […]

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Changing the signposts for more sustainable farming systems

Published By   /  February 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Freshwater, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, sustainable farming, The Issues, waimakariri  /  Comments Off on Changing the signposts for more sustainable farming systems

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Changing the signposts for more sustainable farming systems Photo credit: Greg O’Beirne. Waimakariri River, Canterbury, New Zealand.  *A version of this column appeared on stuff.co.nz and in The Dominion Post Where have you been swimming this summer? The beach? A river? Or have you avoided […]

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Well, THAT happened: Catherine Delahunty reflects on 2016

Published By   /  January 1, 2017  /  2016, 24/7 News, clean rivers, Education For All, end 2016, Freshwater, Green Party, helen kelly, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, Rivers tour, swimmable rivers, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Well, THAT happened: Catherine Delahunty reflects on 2016

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Well, THAT happened: Catherine Delahunty reflects on 2016 The end of the year! 2016 has been…a mixed bag – Trump-ism, losing Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen et al, and the creeping malaise of a tired government. Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty shares her year. My highlights […]

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Swimmable Rivers tour – Ōkahukura/Lucas Creek

Published By   /  November 28, 2016  /  24/7 News, Freshwater, Green Party, lucas creek, okahukura, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Swimmable Rivers tour – Ōkahukura/Lucas Creek

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable Rivers tour – Ōkahukura/Lucas Creek When Environment Minister Nick Smith said in Parliament that some waterways – like Auckland’s Lucas Creek – are not worth saving because no-one wants to swim in them, he forgot to ask the locals we met last week who have […]

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Lucas Creek – here we come!

Published By   /  November 18, 2016  /  24/7 News, Catherine Delahunty, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, swimmable rivers, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Lucas Creek – here we come!

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Lucas Creek – here we come! The fifth river in our Swimmable Rivers tour is an urban river on the North Shore called Lucas Creek, which runs from the outer suburban edge near Paremoremo through to the Waitemata harbour. The river came to our attention when […]

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Swimmable rivers in Waitara

Published By   /  October 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Catherine Delahunty, Environment, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, swimmable, Taranaki, Waitara  /  Comments Off on Swimmable rivers in Waitara

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable rivers in Waitara The nationwide swimmable rivers tour went west this week to the Taranaki community of Waitara. Waitara was once a densely populated food gathering area with magnificent coastal reefs of kaimoana and a stony-bottomed tidal river full of fish. We learned some […]

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