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  • water show review by Daniel Collins « News « Artists for save our water
    governments both Labour and National for their bureaucratic hold up and inaction on freshwater management despite many good reports produced by MfE Rodgers further decried the degrading waterways unfit to swim in and lays blame on unsustainable agricultural practices Cows are still shitting in some Canterbury waterways Lowland streams run dry Behaviours that cause the on going rise in nitrate levels in ground and surface waters are expanding those behaviours are not contracting Rodgers leadership on water issues was subsequently praised by Dr Russel Norman co leader of the Green Party Norman went on to stress that it was the NGOs and volunteers that are ultimately moving the discussion forward According to Norman these events surrounding local water management and agricultural intensification are small snapshots of a bigger pictures In the long run he said It s about what kind of relationship do we want to have to the planet and to our own local environment and hence it s about what kind of people do we want to be Brendan Burns MP for Christchurch Central and Labour spokesperson for water issues acknowledged Murray Rodgers speech saying that almost all of what he said was absolutely bang on correct and conceded Labour s past actions have not been entirely to the benefit of sustainable water management Burns also called Canterbury s track record on water management woeful and cited a recent Ecan report claiming that 1 in 5 farmers had been in serious breach of resource management consents but he balanced this by saying that he has yet to meet any farmer who actually wants to damage the environment Both Brendan Burns and his National Party counterpart Nicky Wagner echoed Russel Norman s sentiment that the issue of water management was about who we are Wagner specifically recognized the work

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  • irrigators are sucking our rivers dry « News « Artists for save our water
    are delighted that their valley will not be flooded for a dam but a private company still got the water rights Canterbury water belongs to all of us We love our rivers but their water is being sucked up into irrigators and our rivers are varnishing This is a sad day for our rivers and us all says artist Sally Hope Twelve artists who care deeply about our water and our environment are staging an exhibition about the Waimakariri River at Coca Gallery opening 5 30 pm 24 November 2009 At the opening Lady Diana Isaac will award the prizes for the three Canterbury School children who won Alpine Jet River rides for themselves and their families with their river art Their art has been framed and will be exhibited along side the adult art Alpine Jets is threatened with closure if this scheme goes ahead At the closing of this exhibition at 2 pm 12th December Russell Norman of the Green Party will be speaking along with Murray Rodgers of the Water Rights Trust The well known singers Malcolm McNeill and Rima Te Wiata are supporting the water cause by performing email info artistsforsaveourwater co nz This entry was posted in News Bookmark the permalink he awa reo rivertalk opens 24 nov water show review by Daniel Collins One Response to irrigators are sucking our rivers dry Brendon Burns says November 18 2009 at 10 01 pm Hi Jane my colleague Ruth Dyson passed on your letter re Artistsforsaveourwater Not only am I your local MP I am also Labour s spokesman on water quality and am campaigning on issues such as the spread of dairying I d like to catch up My phone number is 0274 305501 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be

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  • he awa reo/rivertalk opens 24 nov « News « Artists for save our water
    our water project comprising Mark Adams Nigel Brown Linda James Sally Hope Sam Mahon Albi McCathy Margaret Ryley Ramonda Te Maiharoa Irene Schroder Becky Turrell Ben Woollcombe and Jane Zusters Sponsored by The Malvern Hills Protection Society and Alpine Jets the artists journeyed the Waimakariri River seeking inspiration for this exhibition The artists celebrate through their art this magnificent braided river threatened by the proposed Central Plains Water Scheme water show 2 4 pm Saturday December 12th 2009 entry by donation Featuring Murray Rodgers author of Canterbury s Wicked Water Starring singers Malcolm McNeill and Rima Te Wiata formerly known as the kelp bags the runoff and paua patties Accompanying this exhibition are t he winning entries of a river art competition for Canterbury School Children Tuesday Friday 10am 5pm Saturday Sunday 12pm 4pm COCA 66 Gloucester St Christchurch New Zealand Ph 64 03 366 7261 he awa reo river talk artists for save our water This entry was posted in News Bookmark the permalink win a jet boat ride irrigators are sucking our rivers dry Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You may use these

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  • win a jet boat ride « News « Artists for save our water
    been granted interim approval but may still be appealed in the Environment Court Environment Canterbury is hearing 34 companies and individuals who have lodged applications to take more than 164 million cubic metres of water from high country rivers and lakes to irrigate 27 000 acres in the Mackenzie Country Three Canterbury school children have the opportunity to win the river art competition and a prize of Alpine jetboat ride The wining artworks will be selected by artists Sally Hope and Jane Zusters and Lady Diana Issac of the Canterbury Water Trust at the COCA Gallery at 1 pm November 9 The three winning entries from three age groups will be framed and hung alongside the art of Mark Adams Nigel Brown Linda James Sam Mahon Albi McCathy Ramonda Te Maiharoa Becky Turrell Irene Schroder Ben Woollcombe Margaret Ryley Sally Hope and Jane Zusters These works will make up an exhibition He Awa Reo Rivertalk art celebrating our rivers opening at COCA Gallery on November 24 Media advisory For more information contact Nikki Wallace Bell at the COCA Gallery 03 3667261 or Jane Zusters 021 376 960 or Sally Hope 027 339 8174 This entry was posted in News Bookmark

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  • Archive for April, 2013 « Artists for save our water
    Will you be happy to take your family picnicking down at the enhanced river now a concrete buttressed irrigation ditch Would it not be more to your liking to take them to a free flowing grass edged gravel bottomed crystal Continue reading Posted in News Leave a 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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  • Archive for November, 2012 « Artists for save our water
    by admin I00 Pure New Zealand is to be taken with a pinch of salt says John Key RALLY FOR DEMOCRACY OUR CITY OUR SAY 2pm December 1 Latimer square for March to Cranmer Square THE PRESEVATION OF A JUST SOCIETY Continue reading Posted in News 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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  • Archive for August, 2012 « Artists for save our water
    November 2nd 5th 2012 These will take place at Unwin Lodge in Continue reading Posted in News Leave a comment Nobody owns water Yeah right Posted on August 8 2012 by admin Nobody owns water Yeah right John Key anxious to position himself on the side of the angels has reiterated the phrase Nobody owns water many times in the last few weeks The New Zealand public stunned at the

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  • Archive for February, 2012 « Artists for save our water
    loving activist Sam Mahon who made a bust of Environment Minister Nick Smith out of dairy cow dung and created a painting of prime minister John Key dead in an alley to protest against National Party Politics invites you to Continue reading Posted in News Tagged Sam Mahon Book Leave a comment Search for Archives April 2013 November 2012 August 2012 February 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September

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