Category Archives: Aquifer

My Magic 8 Ball Predictions for 2017

The way I see it many farmers just struggle with the resources and knowledge needed to lift their environmental, and thereby their commercial game. It’s just a small number who are letting their team down and doing irreparable damage to the reputation of farming in general. It is these few who need to feel the heavy hand of regulation and enforcement. I have an honest belief that with the right support the rest will come on board. And as a community we need to willing offer our support regardless of if we are townies or not. Because unless we get the farmers on board then our environmental problems will never go away. Continue reading

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What priority quality of water?

I hope that the government instigated inquiry into the contamination of the Havelock North water supply is as far reaching as has been implied. I’m sure it will do a great job at looking at the fundamental questions such as was the response appropriate and so on. I agree that these are questions we deserve an answer to. However one of the issues it should be looking into, and I very much doubt that it will, is the culture which seems to place water quality at a lower priority than economic activity. As we’ve found out over recent weeks perhaps that’s just a too short sighted way to look at the world. Whilst a healthy economy is important, frankly we can’t drink money. Continue reading

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Water is Political – Letter to Editor

In both instances HBRC took an illogical position and attempted to railroad them through the planning process. Hardly the actions of an organisation working hard to ensure the sustainable management of the region’s natural resources. Continue reading

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