Category Archives: Environment

NZ 2011 Election: Green Technology as well as Policies will carry us into the future.

I’m a generation Xer, impressed by Keys attitude and quite liking the fact that as National claims, New Zealand’s ‘net emissions have fallen for the first time since 1990 due to gains in forestry and renewable electricity’.   Their Environment and Climate … Continue reading

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Where is the creative vision for Tauranga’s waterfront project?

I hope the Tauranga Council will now commence harnessing the ideas of artists, architects and garden designers to come up with an exceptional vision for Tauranga’s waterfront that draws upon New Zealand’s significant creative culture.  Not just a practical vision. … Continue reading

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Why don’t New Zealand farmers know what systemic insecticide is on their treated ryegrass seeds?

OK guys – we’re not talking about the best way to saute mushrooms,  the new 1940’s vibe, block colour and wedge shoes.  We are talking about farmers not knowing what chemical is on the seed they put in the ground … Continue reading

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Less Meat Less Junk More Plants – and I agree

“We have to stop eating them industrially and stop eating them thoughtlessly.” What a great line from Mark Bittman in the Ted talk ‘What’s wrong with what we eat’. At home we try for 3 vegetarian meals a week.  Often … Continue reading

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How our idea of ‘the bottom line’ may change.

  I find it fascinating that the people who look at me and my sometimes organic, definitely fruit in season,  low gluten, free range animal meat choices and think I am weird.  That I go to too much trouble. And … Continue reading

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Simple Version Bee Issue

So the previous article was a bit long winded.  That is the problem.  If you simplify it you just sound like a simple greenie and that is where agribusiness gains traction.  Also making assumptions without showing where you got it … Continue reading

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Bees: A food issue not a green issue

"The way humanity manages or mismanages its nature-based assets, including pollinators, will in part define our collective future in the 21st century. The fact is that of the 100 crop species that provide 90 per cent of the world's food, … Continue reading

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Who can retrofit my Sunbeam Toastermatic?

  We have the most beautiful toaster.  And in the scheme of things, this planet and so on, it is brand new.  But it has stopped working and I cannot bare to buy a new one. At a guess it was … Continue reading

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Starvation or hunting? Which kills more whales? Lets see the research!

What do I love – calamari dosed in smoked paprika and pepper, sauteed on the barbeque with capsicum and maybe a bit of celery or parsley and topped off with a smidgeon of meltingly luscious goats cheese. That's what I … Continue reading

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University educated but honey comes from where?!?!

My husband employed our first employee for a new start up.  An Chinese emigrant, just graduated with a double degree and a strong IT background.  Early twenties, had lived in Melbourne for most of his life after leaving China with … Continue reading

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