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A to-do list for Wellington City now it's declared a climate emergency: Tell the truth in a well-planned, participatory conversation with the city. Do the stuff that sharply reduces emissions. Don’t do the stuff that increases emissions or fails to reduce them. And don’t built white elephants, or allow them to be built. Keep Reading
Climate Change Declaration for Wellington City timely. The concept of a ‘Climate Emergency’ and the ‘Climate Mobilisation Movement’ were first described in a paper Published in April 2016 by psychologist Dr Margaret Klein-Salamon. She and the activist groups that have joined the Climate Mobilisation movement, such as the Extinction... Keep Reading
Discussion and venting about concerns about the world and where it is heading in the face of climate change. It is an exciting, tragic, and unrelatable time that we live in. Humanity has come a long way in just 200 years as a consequence of greater access to energy. Only now does it seem that the world is coming to recognise the existential... Keep Reading
The Friends of the Ōtaki River (Fotor) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a record number of trees to be planted. A total of 7000 trees are scheduled to be planted, but more could be added. A major planting programme is under way, continuing through the winter months (see table). Several organisations and individuals have become... Keep Reading
A warning about collecting and eating shellfish from Ōtaki region beaches has been lifted. The Ministry for Primary Industries issued the alert for west coast beaches from Waikato to Te Horo in mid-August. It removed the warning on September 20. Shellfish and seawater samples are taken every week from popular shellfish gathering are... Keep Reading
Construction is set to begin on the next section of the popular Te Ara Piko, the meandering pathway around Pāuatahanui Inlet, with history playing a role in shaping this latest leg. On completion of this section, there will be just one stage left to go ... Keep Reading
Wellington Mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan said today: “As New Zealanders, we all need to play our part to address climate change, whether that is switching off lights to save power at home, or being as efficient as we can at our workplaces. The Council also has a role to play, and as the Capital City we need to be progressing initiatives that... Keep Reading