Month: October 2015

“We waste so much [water]… it just flows out to sea”

“We waste so much [water]… it just flows out to sea” That asinine comment was made by Conor English (Bill’s brother) when he was Chief Executive of Federated Farmers. Leaving aside the fact that this “waste” is an integral part of the freshwater cycle, it does raise the questions of

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Time to Authorities to Honestly Front up to Water Problems

Press Release. 22/10/2015 From Alan Simmons, NZ Outdoors Party www.outdoorsparty.co.nz Time to Authorities to Honestly Front up to Water Problems It is well nigh time for government, regional councils, Federated Farmers NZ and some farmers to recognise New Zealand’s growing freshwater crisis both in terms of quality and quantity says

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Backtracking regional council must be taken to task – Rachel Stewart

Stuff OPINION: It’s always struck me as odd that regional councils versus district/city councils generally escape much scrutiny from their ratepayers. For your average citizen understanding, or even wanting to understand, their regional council’s policies and plans is not typically high on their list of things to do. Yet, there

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HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF – BUT BETTER

HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF – BUT BETTER Those of you who remember the Outdoors Recreation Party, brainchild of Stuart and Zane Mirfin, will remember the big ripples it caused in the 2002 General Election, but the birth of the ORP was equally as memorable. Standing on the back of a ute

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1080 – My View. Alan Simmons

1080 – My view. Alan Simmons As a landowner in the central North Island not a month goes by without another 1080 poisoning operation notice in my letter box. Since the 1080 “terrorist” scare the Doc, Epro or TB free NZ or whatever they call themselves these days…have been using

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