Articles - October 2010

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New NZ Coastal Policy Statement released

28 October 2010

Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson has just released a new NZ Coastal Policy Statement (download here). The NZCPS 2010 provides direction to how local authorities and decision-makers should approach the management and protection of coastal resources in regional plans, district…

Tom Belford28 October 2010

Wilson elected Chair of HB Regional Council

27 October 2010

When he received news on October 9th that his 1,322 votes had won him election to his first full term on the Regional Council, I doubt Wairoa’s Fenton Wilson’s first thought was … “Aha! Now I can depose Alan Dick…

Tom Belford27 October 2010

Support the 'Two Drinks Max' Campaign

26 October 2010

Over the weekend, the NZ Herald launched its ‘Two Drinks Max’ campaign, aimed at persuading the Government to lower the drink driving limit. The campaign calls for the drink driving limit to be lowered from 0.08mg to 0.05mg (of alcohol…

Tom Belford26 October 2010

Organic dairying milks rap video!

21 October 2010

While we’re waiting for councils to get re-fired up, here’s a bit of relief. Billed as the world’s ‘first ever’ organic dairying rap music video, it’s from Yeo Valley Organic in the UK’s Somerset countryside! Enjoy … Fonterra … watch…

Tom Belford21 October 2010

Universal truths

20 October 2010

This is an actual schedule board from a distant land. Yet, don’t you think you’ve seen it somewhere?! Tom Belford

Tom Belford20 October 2010

HB's daunting environmental agenda

17 October 2010

Here’s a “back of the envelope” list of environmental issues that will confront our councils over the next term. Wow! Did you hear much of this discussed during the recent campaigns? I think not. While the Regional Council will bear…

Tom Belford17 October 2010

Clean the Peak

14 October 2010

Plans are in progress to for a Te Mata Peak working bee of massive proportions. Over the last few decades, literally tonnes of rubbish and tyres have been thrown down the face of Hawke’s Bay’s greatest natural attraction, Te Mata…

Tom Belford14 October 2010

I lost. I won. I lost again.

14 October 2010

About 1:30  Saturday afternoon my wife Brooks took a call from the Regional Council’s elections officer, Carol Gilbertson, who reported that I had not won election to the Council. I was at the transfer station at the time. So I…

Tom Belford14 October 2010

The environment is 'infrastructure'

13 October 2010

Last week I urged you to read Al Morrison’s (director-general, Dept of Conservation) brilliant speech, Building Diversity: Building New Zealand, about the linkage between protecting the environment and economic prosperity. Political columnist Colin James has also picked up on Morrison’s…

Tom Belford13 October 2010