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Kia ora, and warm greetings from Aotearoa, New Zealand.  I've got lots to share. I hope you find something amongst it all that's interesting, thought provoking or inspiring.

(In the meantime, thanks for your patience while this website is under construction).

 

Ngā mihi/ regards,                      

Catherine                   

16 Feb 2020

Our wetlands are in a critical state. People have witnessed alarming anomalous decreases in residential bore water levels, and are now being forced to restrict their water use as never before.  Meanwhile, industrial horticultural, agricultural and other operators are s...

18 Jul 2018

A letter I emailed today to New Zealand's Assistant Auditor-General, Local Government (at andrea.reeves@oag.govt.nz), requesting their help to ensure Council accountability in relation to a community water defense matter.

"Tēnā koe Andrea,

RE: NORTHLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL...

29 Jun 2018

We are grateful, of course, for whenever our elected officials - including our iwi (Māori peoples') authorities - act to protect what we value and to create environmental, social, cultural and economic wealth.

However, regardless of this or that isolated bureaucratic-...

14 Jun 2018

In reviewing an old NewstalkZB radio item (24 May 2017), I was reminded how some things change...and some things stay the same.  Here are some thoughts that struck me:

  • Turning water into private profit while destroying our environment and violating People’s human ri...

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