Blueskin Bay: community wind

New Zealand is famed for its wind and it’s used to power our homes and businesses. Often wind electricity comes from large wind farms and huge turbines, but down south a community has worked together to produce their own power from the wind. Blueskin Bay Community Trust has applied for resource consent for their own […]

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Open Streets Christchurch a Success

Christchurch’s recent Open Streets Cyclovia event was a wonderful success.  Central city streets were closed to cars for a day last Sunday, transforming them into a safe haven for cyclists and pedestrians. Residents of all ages took to the central streets on a variety of non-motorised wheeled contraptions to celebrate Christchurch’s potential as New Zealand’s […]

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Taking the ‘local’ out of local government

Local government has a vital role in providing the services that can strengthen communities and make places that people want to live in. National’s Local Government Act Amendment Bill (the bill) will potentially cause the most significant changes to local government since the amalgamations and restructuring of 1989. Government uses the language of fiscal responsibility […]

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