Tag: Water Quality

Writing for Wetlands

Spiralis Director Paul Pope has recently published an article for New Zealand Local Government Magazine on community initiatives in wetland management. The article discusses how local government and agencies respond to those initiatives and how they can be collaborators rather than administrators who share their skills with the community to ensure a project’s success. The development of community…

Wetland Restoration – A Collaborative Approach?

The recently reported disagreement between the Otago Regional Council and Fish and Game over the resource consent for a 60 hectare wetland restoration project being undertaken by Fish and Game is deeply worrying in the context of regional wetland restoration efforts. The decision by the Otago Regional Council to recommend declining the application  coupled with the removal of Fish…

A Cool Drink of Water

The management of water in as key resource to human welfare, agriculture, recreation and ecology and a cornerstone of resource management. However, water management is becoming an issue that is fast reaching a critical mass locally in Otago and throughout New Zealand. The government’s decision to continue to sell assets despite the Waitangi Tribunal’s recent request to resolve the ownership…