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  • Wai Wurri? – Why worry about water ? « News « Artists for save our water
    in water issues Jane has made exhibits and films around the issues of pollution conservation and corporatisation of water some of these short films will be screened at Tivoli alongside the exhibit In 2010 she journeyed from the Murray River Mouth at Gulwa to the Hume Dam photographing her impressions of this ravaged wonderland as a cautionary tale for our New Zealand rivers In Canterbury the Government wants to fast track irrigation schemes for more intensive farming One of the environmental battles being fought is protecting the Lake Sumner water level from being raised by a dam on the South Branch of the Hurunui River In Australia settler culture has created a vision in which the water of the Murray is stored regulated and allocated for human consumption and economic production The relationships between people insects water birds fish trees and the needs of the river have been discounted This resulting over allocation of water and resulting destruction of freshwater ecology is also happening here in New Zealand demanding a rethink of our water water management law and policy Jane says Wai Wurri is a themed exhibition on the subject of water with images of the Murray and Hurunui Rivers In the 21st century water is shaping up to be one of the major issues facing our community Water has been called the New Gold Jane has participated in Artists for Save Our Water exhibitions where artists use art to initiate dialogue around water issues On Waiheke Island she says we collect our own rainwater so why do we need to worry about water These images are an invitation to consider a resource we all take for granted However without water there is no life Liz Greenslade for Tivoli This entry was posted in News and tagged hurunui river water

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  • hurunui river « Tags « Artists for save our water
    admin WAI WURRI says artist Jane Zusters Why Worry about Water Where Tivoli art books Film Central Oneroa Waiheke Island Opening 5 pm saturday December 3 2011 Bunny Mcdiamid will open the exhibition and Sue Fitchett will read Continue reading Posted in News Tagged hurunui river water 1 Comment Search for Archives April 2013 November 2012 August 2012 February 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 May 2011

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  • water « Tags « Artists for save our water
    WAI WURRI says artist Jane Zusters Why Worry about Water Where Tivoli art books Film Central Oneroa Waiheke Island Opening 5 pm saturday December 3 2011 Bunny Mcdiamid will open the exhibition and Sue Fitchett will read Continue reading Posted in News Tagged hurunui river water 1 Comment Search for Archives April 2013 November 2012 August 2012 February 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 May 2011 February

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  • Is it ASSET sale or RIVER sale? « News « Artists for save our water
    ownership Will investor profit be increasingly prioritized over the well being of our rivers Will this accelerate the ever increasing loss of so many of our bird and fish species Would we ever be able to buy them back if we changed our minds Is THIS what we want to DO Picnic with Brian Turner Join us for BYO picnic to reflect on Brian s thoughts and poems on our rivers Thursday 24th Nov 12 30pm Harbourside Gardens cnr Itchen and Humber St Oamaru If wet at Loan and Merc Building There is more information and download options at our website at http riversnotforsale wordpress com This is a general Appeal for our Rivers from a small core of veterans of 10 years of planning battles to protect the Lower Waitaki River from various new hydro development proposals We are deeply concerned that none of our leaders or would be leaders are drawing attention to the link between asset sales of our major generation companies and the risk of associated loss of public control of our rivers with that transaction These publicly owned energy companies have a very big influence on our hydro river catchments On the Waitaki River for example among other things they have legal claim over waters own big tracts of land can have interests in irrigation supply networks and can secure requiring authority to purchase land that they need for their schemes We don t think that the the majority of NZers have made these crucial connections and therefore risk making under informed decisions The list of questions below is intended to stimulate people s thinking about this issue If you agree that it s important people think about these we would be very grateful if you would forward this email generally to friends and lists

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  • Nick Smith next Sam Mahon target « News « Artists for save our water
    has a pistol aimed at him by a young girl in a music video called Blood on the Stones Canterbury artist and campaigner Sam Mahon created the manure sculpture as a protest against water pollution in the region At the time Mahon said the cow manure was the perfect medium for a sculpture of Smith who he believed was doing too little to protect New Zealand s waterways from dairy farm pollution We understand there is soon to be a release of the decision on the Mackenzie Country water applications and it is not going to be good for birds and fish and the public s right to enjoy their rivers so this video by Sam is a timely trigger After all WE ARE THE ENVIRONMENT AND WE ARE THE ONES BEING CRAPPED ON This entry was posted in News Bookmark the permalink fracking the blighted future plan Is it ASSET sale or RIVER sale Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q

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  • fracking the blighted future plan « News « Artists for save our water
    underground in the hopes of liberating natural gas that would be otherwise inaccessible and to bring it to the surface With hydrofracking a well can produce over a million gallons of waste water that is often laced with highly corrosive salts carcinogens like benzene and radioactive elements like radium Other carcinogenic materials can be added to the waste water by the chemicals used in the hydrofracking itself Through the processes of fracking our underground water supplies artesian wells aquifers are being poisoned This is occurring in every continent on earth for the purpose of extracting more fossil fuels Large companies are moving in on peoples property which governments are allowing and drilling for natural gas via fracking and this process is destroying local water supplies This entry was posted in News and tagged fracking Bookmark the permalink Christchurch in hot water water running out Nick Smith next Sam Mahon target One Response to fracking the blighted future plan cody makora says November 3 2011 at 9 51 pm Heartbreaking to think we are going down this environmentally destructive path Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You

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  • fracking « Tags « Artists for save our water
    a commonly accepted term for hydro fracturing a process where water sand and millions of gallons of toxic chemicals are injected into the earth at high pressure The aim of hydro fracturing is to fracture rock formations deep underground in Continue reading Posted in News Tagged fracking 1 Comment Search for Archives April 2013 November 2012 August 2012 February 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 May 2011

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  • Christchurch in hot water / water running out « News « Artists for save our water
    conversions In Christchurch where water until recently pure potable water table has provided a plentiful resource this has not been considered a high priority But times are changing the value and indeed the cost of maintaining clean water can only rise as population pressures grow Christchurch s water supply systems were badly damaged during the 4 September 22 February and 13 June earthquakes the results of which have meant water restrictions are being imposed for the city for the first time since the drought of 1998 This is a citywide issue If we don t start conserving water now with an aim to reduce the traditional summer time outdoor water demand total outdoor watering bans will have to be imposed for the city Mr Christison council water and waste manager Water restrictions started on 8 October 2011 this year We need to reduce the outdoor water consumption across the city this summer as the damaged water infrastructure cannot support this level of demand over the summer months The restrictions are necessary to ensure the Council can supply Christchurch residents with the indoor water they need as summer approaches If residents do not comply with the restrictions from October watering bans may have to be imposed for the city Residents will be banned from outdoor watering on Mondays Odd numbered street addresses can water their gardens on Wednesday Friday and Sunday Residents with even numbered street addresses can water their gardens on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday Sprinklers garden irrigation systems and unattended hoses are not permitted at any time but car washing is permitted on allocated days Lets ask some real questions about what is happening to our water Like our bodies and the blood that pumps through our veins you can t extract water and preform by pass surgery with dams and diversions and fracking without threatening the health of the whole ecosystem These is a rise in earthquakes after oil companies use contemporary hydraulic fracturing methods fracking to extract oil natural gas and coal seam gas and right now the National Government has been issuing permits for this kind of activity in Canterbury The Spreydon Heathcote Community Board is seeking an urgent briefing from the Ministry of Economic Development and Environment Canterbury regarding Exploration Permits 52614 and 38264 The Board wishes to hear a whether the granting of permit 52614 will allow hydraulic fracturing to take place in the Christchurch region b whether the above authorities will permit hydraulic fracturing to be used as an extraction method in the Christchurch region if Coal Seam Gas is found c whether the above authorities have considered or will consider the increase in seismic activity in the processing of 52614 d what the results are from the exploration of the 38264 permit area and if deep sea drilling is likely to be required to extract petroleum there e whether MED will be extending 38264 beyond its expiration date on 7 11 2011 We like to think we control nature but the aftermath

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