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Time on the Road

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 7:13 pm | Gord Stewart

Advice for those looking to explore and discover New Zealand: Do it at less than 20 kilometres an hour, and with a breeze in your face. More >>

Taking the Long View - Keeping Score as if the Future Matter

Monday, 22 April 2019, 7:01 pm | Gord Stewart

A letter came in the post – a rare occasion, for sure, in our age of instant, electronic communication. But there it was. A lovely handwritten note, with a newspaper clipping, from Janet, a long-time, very special neighbor of mine back in British Columbia. More >>

Talking Trash

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 5:30 pm | Gord Stewart

‘How to sort NZ’s plastic mess’ was the title of a recent New Zealand Herald article. A partial answer apparently is packaging that doesn’t need to be discarded. But plastic is just one part of our growing waste problem, and recycling is only ... More >>

10 Years Are All We’ve Got

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 5:29 pm | Gord Stewart

Actually that’s not true. I’d like to write just one more. It would be a victory column of sorts. In Sir Ed’s words, it would be a “We Knocked the Bastard Off” column. More >>

Ode to Country Living

Monday, 19 November 2018, 11:09 am | Gord Stewart

“Ninety percent of people who shift to a lifestyle block do it because they don’t want any neighbours.” More >>

Taking the Long View

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 1:38 pm | Gord Stewart

There are five days each year I cherish. Three of them come in May when I attend the Auckland Writers Festival. Two are in August when I go to the annual conference of the Environmental Defence Society (EDS). More >>

Taking the Long View

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 3:23 pm | Gord Stewart

Now there’s a sign that gets your attention. I came on it early my first day driving in the English countryside. We had picked up a hire car in Plymouth and were heading for Ringmore, a small village on the South Devon coast. More >>

Taking the Long View: Mopping up after National

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 12:46 pm | Gord Stewart

“We can’t correct nine years of neglect in one budget,” said Finance Minister Grant Robertson in response to expectations for his May budget announcements. More >>

Taking the Long View: Silent Revolution

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:20 am | Gord Stewart

A bit of safety advice for travelling in the Netherlands: Look both ways before you step off the curb. More >>

Taking the Long View - Sustainability in Tertiary Education

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:42 am | Gord Stewart

“Many things on which our future health and prosperity depend are in dire jeopardy: climate stability, the resilience and productivity of natural systems, the beauty of the natural world, and biological diversity.It is worth noting that this is not ... More >>

Taking the Long View

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 4:39 pm | Gord Stewart

The Kiwi Bottle Drive is up and running. It’s a campaign to bring back a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) in New Zealand. It would apply to beverage containers (glass and plastic bottles and aluminium cans), with a 10 cent deposit on purchase and refunded ... More >>

Taking the Long View

Monday, 26 June 2017, 6:53 pm | Gord Stewart

If you want something profoundly important accomplished, here’s a recipe for success: Get young people to do it. And don’t pay them. More >>

Taking the Long View: Sowing Seeds for a Better Future

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 10:54 am | Gord Stewart

Back in 2013, a young dairy farmer living nearby liked what he’d heard about Transition Towns and reckoned we ought to give it a go in our own community. So the two of hosted an information evening at the memorial hall. To our delight, thirty keen locals came ... More >>

Taking the Long View: John Key failed coming generations

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 11:28 am | Gord Stewart

It’s now five months since John Key hastily resigned as prime minister. Some say he vanished without a trace. But that’s not possible when you hold a position of such power and authority for eight years. What you champion, what you block, basically ... More >>

Taking the Long View: Books for Summer Reading

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 1:39 pm | Gord Stewart

A bit of advice: When organising your summer reading, put Project Kiwi on the list. In fact, you should move it right to the top. More >>

Same Sewage, Different Day - Gord Stewart

Friday, 28 October 2016, 12:13 pm | Gord Stewart

“Sewage panel shortlists two sites for plant” was the title of the Times Colonist front page article the day I arrived. More >>

Taking the Long View: Protecting Our Wild Places

Monday, 26 September 2016, 12:46 pm | Gord Stewart

Green Party co-leader, James Shaw, chose the Environmental Defence Society’s recent annual conference to propose a small levy of $14-$18 applied to international visitors at the border. The funds raised would be spent on conservation management and tourist ... More >>

Taking the Long View: Return of the Petrels

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 4:26 pm | Gord Stewart

The email invitation said it will bring a smile to your face and may even be the highlight of your summer. More >>

Tree protection a vote for future generations

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 2:58 pm | Gord Stewart

How much is a 100-year-old totara tree worth? Is it worth more than $468.57? More >>

Taking the Long View: Housing a social justice issue

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:08 pm | Gord Stewart

Sustainability. I rattle on about it here, with environmental issues the focus of my attention. But there is more to it than this. More >>





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