Kia ora koutou, hello friends,

It is a humble honour to announce my nomination to run for Environment Canterbury again, this year, with CommunityVoice.NZ – thank you to my nominators.

There is a huge amount to be said around the environmental needs of Canterbury today. So we are starting with a Zero-waste campaign. If you can help with a 100%-recycled-billboard site, please get in contact here.

Current controversy around waste management includes the Fox River cleanup, Hokitika foreshore (West Coast erosion issues faced by climate change), and:

Waste-to-energy plant proposal fails to wow West Coast town’s residents Stuff, 26 Jul & Waste-to-energy plant contractor under investigation for baled waste in Christchurch 16 Aug & Group fighting West Coast waste-to-energy plant has blunt message: ‘Don’t bother’ 20 Aug, while Breakthrough technology destined for New Zealand promising to help reverse plastic waste crisis TV1, 31 Aug 2019

This page will be further added to over time. Candidate profile is here and here. Your vote of support – for sound action to keep oceans clean, to mitigate global climate change and protect Canterbury’s pure water – would be much appreciated.

Half the Environment Canterbury council is standing again Stuff, 16 Aug 2019

This is an important election for Canterbury region, with a deficit of continuity to fill. Building a bridge between rural and urban sectors to progress our whenua through challenging times (looming recession, climate, water quality and quantity, iwi and community relations, biodiversity loss, transport planning, natural and biological hazards, etc.) but also between public democracy and the talented staff who extract the science and keep the lights on. Your thoughtful involvement has influence here. To see the list of ECan candidates and discover who is standing in your area, look at http://www.electionz.com/LGENominations/EL5262EC_candidates.htm For relating names to places, the constituency maps (of city council ward groups) are here https://www.ecan.govt.nz/about-us/your-council/elections/ To confirm your ability to vote, check with https://vote.nz/enrol-to-vote/enrol-check-or-update/contact-your-local-registrar-of-electors/ Thank you for your attention to Canterbury well-being.

Remembering each iconic step along the way to environmental consciousness:

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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Kia ora. Kia kaha. Waimarie.

Update 15-10-19
Thanks everyone for your support. Campaign unsuccessful though.
As I tidy up and prepare to move on for a next phase in life, here are some background discussion threads to be kept track of:

Passing the baton to highlight climate change – Otago Daily Times, 22 Apr 2008
ECan CDEM climate etc meltdown – The Press, 26 Aug 2009
RNZ, ECan, the pot and the kettle – pundit Claire Browning, 15 Mar 2010
Some quake news reports – 8 posts by 5 authors, e-democracy Canterbury Issues, 9 Sep 2010
How the Christchurch locals have gathered together to support each other – MAGIC MUSIC, 16 Feb 2017 + CREST and the Fire – Cashmere Connection, May 2017, p.5
These are the climate angels & deniers standing in our local elections – The Spinoff, 21 Sep 2019

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