Archive for April, 2013

Lest we forget the long drop

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Lest we forget the long drop

There may not be very many long drops left in Southland, but that doesn’t mean they should be forgotten. In recent times Environment Southland has extended their interest in pollution in the region. As it turns out it is not just the farming sector who would be contributing to the state of the region’s waterways. […]

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Pesticides not to blame for bee decline

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pesticides not to blame for bee decline

Europe’s decision to ban neonicotinoids is another example of politicians making decisions meant for regulators. Pesticides have been blamed for a decline in bee health despite a lack of scientific proof. “Clear scientific evidence has taken a back-seat to a politically-based decision on regulation, which could mean the reduction of effective crop protection products in […]

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Provide habitat and wildlife will come

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Provide habitat and wildlife will come

With the restoration of water into the Gravel Pit, corner of Hansen Rd and Waituna Lagoon Rd, water birds have returned.

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Upcoming Meeting

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Upcoming Meeting

Next Waituna Landcare Group meeting  is Monday 22nd April at Kapuka South Community Centre, 7.30pm.

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Conservation Volunteers to the Rescue

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Conservation Volunteers to the Rescue

Fonterra sponsor the Conservation Volunteers to assist with projects in the Waituna Catchment.

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Gravel pit restoration well under way

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Gravel pit restoration well under way

Just over a year ago the old gravel pit on the corner of Hanson Rd and Waituna Lagoon Rd was an eyesore

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Drought over, milk production to lift – yeah right!

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Drought over, milk production to lift – yeah right!

‘I couldn’t believe it when he said that the drought was over and that milk production would now go up for the season.
I’d be interested to see how farmers…’

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The meat industry

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
The meat industry

I applaud the new Meat Industry group for trying to get a bit of reform and improvement in the industry but I was alarmed to read that they are seeking a mandate from farmers.

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