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Swimmable Rivers tour arrives at the Wairua River

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Freshwater, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, pollution, swimmable rivers, The Issues, Wairua River, waterways  /  Comments Off on Swimmable Rivers tour arrives at the Wairua River

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable Rivers tour arrives at the Wairua River On the same day at the Ministry for the Environment reported the grim state of our rivers, lakes and streams, we were out on the Wairua River in Northland seeing the state of our water first hand. […]

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Swimmable river campaign in Northland

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Northland, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, The Issues, Wairua River  /  Comments Off on Swimmable river campaign in Northland

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable river campaign in Northland Today I am heading to the north to travel on the Wairua River, the seventh river we’re visiting on the Swimmable Rivers campaign. The Wairua River, which flows into the Wairoa River and eventually the Kaipara Harbour, is one of many […]

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Manawatū River – Swimmable Rivers Tour

Published By   /  March 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean water, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Manawatu, manawatu river, Opposition News, Politics, Rivers tour, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Manawatū River – Swimmable Rivers Tour

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Manawatū River – Swimmable Rivers Tour On Thursday, I was fortunate to visit the lovely Manawatū river as part of our Swimmable Rivers tour. Our day started at Awapuni School in Palmerston North with the bilingual class – a bright and beautiful group of tamariki who […]

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Protecting our environment and native species

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean water, Climate Change, Environment & Resource Management, great greens, Green Party, native birds, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, taonga, taonga levy  /  Comments Off on Protecting our environment and native species

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Protecting our environment and native species Aotearoa is a truly beautiful place, and we want to keep it that way. We’re working hard to make sure that we can still have rivers to swim in, native birds to listen to, and water you can safely drink. […]

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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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Swimmable Rivers Tour: a great day at the Tukituki

Published By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean rivers, Dirty Rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Fish and Game, Freshwater, Friends of the Tukituki, Green Party, Hawke's Bay, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, tukituki, Tukituki River, water  /  Comments Off on Swimmable Rivers Tour: a great day at the Tukituki

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable Rivers Tour: a great day at the Tukituki I’m buzzing! Yesterday, we had a great visit to the Tukituki river area to focus on swimmable river solutions. The day started near the mouth of the Tukituki at Haumoana where we were honoured to participate […]

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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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Listen to the 12,000 names for freshwater

Published By   /  February 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Greens, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, freshwater management, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable, swimmable rivers, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Listen to the 12,000 names for freshwater

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Listen to the 12,000 names for freshwater Yesterday, Hon David Parker and I spoke at the Freshwater Management and Infrastructure Forum at Te Papa. The audience was mainly Council staff, irrigators and fertiliser people. David and I were in agreement that there we must change […]

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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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Cautionary tales from the Swimmable Rivers campaign

Published By   /  December 16, 2016  /  24/7 News, Catherine Delahunty, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, lucas creek, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Cautionary tales from the Swimmable Rivers campaign

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Cautionary tales from the Swimmable Rivers campaign Every week, I get media alerts about unhealthy water, including algae risks at swimming spots and boil water notices in small towns. It got personal the other week when I went kayaking on a river and found a […]

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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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Tarawera – Swimmable or the Black Drain?

Published By   /  November 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Bay of Plenty, bop, Catherine Delahunty, Conservation, Freshwater, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, river, swimmable rivers, tarawera, The Issues, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Tarawera – Swimmable or the Black Drain?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tarawera – Swimmable or the Black Drain? Last week Gareth and I went rafting down a rapid past local rangatahi swimming in the pristine fresh water of the upper Tarawera River. It was so much fun. But below the Ogi and Norske Skogg pulp and […]

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Awa Kairangi/Hutt River – Swimmable?

Published By   /  October 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, hutt valley, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Awa Kairangi/Hutt River – Swimmable?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Awa Kairangi/Hutt River – Swimmable? On Thursday night I hosted a great swimmable rivers meeting organised by the local Greens in Heretaunga (Hutt Valley). It was great to see about 70 people attend and engage in the topic. We were welcomed by Te Atiawa representative […]

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