The Swimmable Rivers campaign comes to Northland

Today I am heading to the north to travel on the Wairua River, the seventh river we’re visiting on the Swimmable Rivers campaign. The Wairua River, which flows into the Wairoa River and eventually the Kaipara Harbour, is one of many in the Northland region that are impacted by agriculture, gravel extraction, and forestry sediment. The […]

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My Electric Journey Around Northland

Over the weekend, Labour’s Stuart Nash called for the Crown’s ministerial limo fleet to be replaced with electric vehicles (EVs). I’m delighted by this, because the Greens have been saying this for some time and it’s great that the idea is catching on more broadly. Electric vehicles are now a real, serious option that threatens […]

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Proposed Northland re-organisation would take the local out of local government

Northland is at the frontline of the National Government’s proposals for a brave new world of super-sized councils – big new unitary councils – as part of its agenda to centralise local government decision making, concentrate power, and weaken local democracy. If recent public meetings in Dargaville, Whangarei, and Kerikeri which David Clendon and I […]

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