Monthly Archives: June 2022

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Book Review: “Stories from Our Back Roads” by Ray Stone. Two volumes at $49.99 each, i.e. North Island and South Island. Reviewed by Tony Orman Here’s a twin set of terrific books on driving back country roads and 4WD tracks. … Continue reading

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Dirty Truth About the Waikato River

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From Radio NZ Radio NZ journalist Farah Hancock has lifted the lid on the reality of the Waikato River which from its pristine water outlet from Taupo, spilling over the thunderous Huka Falls a few kilometres downstream, then collects chemicals … Continue reading

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Peter Trolove Responds to Big Irrigators

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Originally intended to be a comment attached to David Williams story here about noncompliance with the Rakaia NWCO, NZFFA Chairman Peter Trolove’s thoughts elevated to a full post. Thank goodness for the persistence and in depth analysis by Newsroom senior … Continue reading

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Big irrigator’s water takes ‘potentially non-compliant’

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Original posted at https://www.newsroom.co.nz/big-irrigators-water-takes-potentially-non-compliant Regional council ECan outlines the difficulty of monitoring Rakaia River consents, and how little it knows. David Williams reports Fresh analysis of irrigation takes from Canterbury’s Rakaia River appears to back the findings of a leaked … Continue reading

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Guy Trafford takes a critical looks at Mike Joy’s latest attack on the impact of dairying

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Original posting from interest.co.nz Guy Trafford takes a critical looks at Mike Joy’s latest attack on the impact of dairying on the Canterbury Plains’ groundwater resource – and finds it largely proven 4th Jun 22, 11:00am by Guy Trafford Image sourced from Shutterstock.com … Continue reading

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The real cost of dairy

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From the Otago Daily Times: During the past few decades we have wrought the most massive changes to New Zealand’s environment since fire was used to burn forests and clear land many centuries ago. Driven by the explosion in dairy … Continue reading

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National Geographic Calls for Halt to Salmon Farming in Key Chilean Region

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Special report The Kawésqar National Park extends over 2.8 million hectares, making it the second-largest park in Chile. However, the coastal areas in the park are considered a national reserve, a category that has less protection than a park. The reserve is … Continue reading

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