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Converting Waste To Electricity

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 7:31 am | Andy Loader

The Auckland region produces approximately one and a half million tonnes of waste per year that mostly goes into landfills. Collection and disposal of that waste stream is one of the largest services that the Auckland City Council provides to its ratepayers. ... More >>

Three Waters Reality Check

Monday, 27 September 2021, 11:13 am | Andy Loader

Nanaia Mahuta• 2ndMinister for Foreign Affairs, Local Government and Associate Māori Development18h • Edited • 18 hours ago The Three Waters Reform Programme will make a significant difference to the way in which asset management and waters ... More >>

Spinning the Covid Response

Friday, 27 August 2021, 8:46 am | Andy Loader

As of the 17th August we have been back in lockdown at level 4 in response to the arrival on our shores of the Delta Variant of Covid 19. With monotonous regularity we see our Prime Minister appearing on TV to give out the good news and then give ... More >>

Three Waters: Theft By Government

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 2:48 pm | Andy Loader

In July 2020, the Government launched the Three Waters Reform Programme – a three-year programme to reform local government three waters service delivery arrangements. This reform programme builds on the progress made through the Three Waters Review ... More >>

Profiting From Crime

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 2:45 pm | Andy Loader

Police officers are upset by the Government's funding of a gang-led methamphetamine programme and the NZ Police Association has totally rejected the proposed $2.75m funding for gang-led meth programme. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended the $2.75 ... More >>

Reality Setting In

Friday, 16 July 2021, 9:20 am | Andy Loader

On Monday 5th July, we saw the results of the latest Roy Morgan poll of New Zealand political opinion. It was published under the headline “Is the Covid-19 honeymoon over for PM Jacinda Ardern”. The poll showed that support for Labour had slumped ... More >>

Water Quality & Indigenous Biodiversity V’s Koi Carp

Friday, 2 July 2021, 9:34 am | Andy Loader

The Primary Land Users Group (PLUG) have been advocating over the last six years for a program to be established to control/eradicate Koi Carp. Koi Carp are shown on the Department of Conservation (DOC) website, designated as an unwanted organism ... More >>

Skypath (cycle And Walking Bridge) vs Reality

Sunday, 27 June 2021, 5:14 pm | Andy Loader

The Herald on the 26th June 2021 reported Babies with burning temperatures forced to wait on hospital floor. “Newborns with burning temperatures and mums who'd just given birth were forced to wait on the floor at Middlemore Hospital for hours as ... More >>

Clean Car Standard

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 5:30 am | Andy Loader

The announcement from government: “If we don't move forward with policies like the Clean Car Standard and the Clean Car Discount, New Zealand will become a dumping ground for the world's dirtiest vehicles. “At the moment we have one of the dirtiest ... More >>

Government Work Load & Policy Implementation

Friday, 11 June 2021, 9:24 am | Andy Loader

When we think about government and its reason for being, we mainly think about development and maintenance of law & order and development and maintenance of infrastructure. So how does this all happen? Government makes decisions based on the will of the ... More >>

Paying The Bills

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 9:34 am | Andy Loader

Whether we like it or not and whether we agree with it or not, it is an incontrovertible fact; Agriculture in NZ pays the majority of our bills!!! Yet we have now got to the stage with this current government where they value a cycle way over the Auckland ... More >>

Where Is New Zealand Headed?

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:10 pm | Andy Loader

Over the past few years the New Zealand public have been brainwashed to think that our food production needs radical change. This has been focused on Green House Gas emissions, water quality, and biodiversity. It’s time to put the record straight. ... More >>

The Good Times

Sunday, 7 February 2021, 5:45 pm | Andy Loader

Currently New Zealand is looking down the barrel of an economic crisis due to the advent of the Coronavirus. We as a country will get through this crisis but we are facing some serious pressure on our economy as a result of the lockdown and controls ... More >>

Cruise Ship Rule Changes

Sunday, 7 February 2021, 5:43 pm | Andy Loader

The Ponant Cruises ship, Le Laperouse, has been denied entry into New Zealand waters by Immigration New Zealand as they felt that 61 of the crew positions on this ship were “non-essential” jobs that could have been filled by New Zealanders. Ponant ... More >>

Is It Time To Consider The Climate Change Debate On A Global Scale Rather Than Based On NZ’s Commitments?

Sunday, 7 February 2021, 5:42 pm | Andy Loader

Is it time to take a deep breath and stop to consider the whole climate change debate on a global scale rather than just based on NZ’s commitments under the Paris Accord? We should also consider how we measure the climate change impacts on the environment ... More >>

The Facts About Farming And Climate Change

Friday, 25 September 2020, 2:30 pm | Andy Loader

While climate has always changed, we do have more dramatic events now, and more often. There is no doubt there is climate change. There’s no doubt that if we, as an industry, don’t take part in the conversation to bring about voluntary change, ... More >>

The Planning Disaster That Came With The Different Levels Of Lockdown

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 4:19 pm | Andy Loader

Auckland is in level three lockdown, and all other areas of New Zealand at the present time are in level two. These differing levels of lockdown have proved to be very difficult to manage when it came down to it. The NZ Police were tasked with setting ... More >>

Fish and Game - The Pot calling the Kettle black?

Friday, 24 August 2018, 4:35 pm | Andy Loader

FISH & GAME NZ The Pot calling the Kettle black? Fish and Game’s mission: Effective management of New Zealand’s sports fish & game resources. More >>

Fruit & Veg Un-Affordable

Saturday, 3 March 2018, 2:35 pm | Andy Loader

An article published in the NZ Herald online on the 1st march 2018 was headlined: “Vegetable growers losing up to $100K every week due to weather conditions” This article went on to ask: “Wondering why veges are so expensive at the moment?” ... More >>

R.I.P Justice in NZ - Pike River Prosecution Decision

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 9:07 am | Andy Loader

On the 12th December 2013 the district court announced that there would be no prosecution taken against Pike Rivers Chief Executive Officer Mr Peter Whittall in relation to the charges that were laid as a result of the Pike River disaster. More >>