The Daily Blog Open Mic – 16th June 2023

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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  1. Progressive farmers in Australia – NZ?

    Frustratingly, I know that many more catchments could have been hydrated in readiness for the coming dry periods if on-ground landscape rehydration works hadn’t been held up by an overly complex and heavily regulated bureaucracy in all states and territories. But as with dehydrated, degraded land, we have a solution, and that solution is called a National Code of Practice for Landscape Rehydration and Regeneration.

    Led by Mulloon Law Committee member Dr Gerry Bates, a National Code has been effectively drafted as a solution which could be put into practice around Australia with government support. The next step is to have Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek onboard and work with state and territory governments to implement it. That shouldn’t be too difficult, should it? We wait in anticipation.

    A report from an applied geologist.
    This could be a discipline where the geology is not just used to find useful stuff for mining or extracting.

    He says –
    However, quantifying risk from natural hazards is a fraught business – especially when it comes up against property rights.
    The storm that triggered a massive slip in Lower Hutt last winter and forced the evacuation of three cliff-top properties was a shock to residents – but not the council.
    Only the year before, it paid $35,500 (plus GST) to engineering consultancy WSP for an analysis of unstable slopes across the city, including Eastern Hutt Road.

    That report – obtained under the Official Information Act – refers to previous studies dating back to 1977.

    Did Council know? Were the property owners informed? Did it get noted on the lim report? What suggestions did knowledgable, responsible Council planning and building departments offer? Was a break put on rates paid , in order to balance the loss of value that would occur when lim report was noted, and perhaps the properties placed in a special designation of indicating future concerns? Property owners would be then guided to not make expensive alterations or additions, not build swimming pools etc , find another home and rent out their cliffside homes for others short-term pleasure, so as to get some return on it to cover the replace ment home brought with foresight.

    What advice would come from the central Local Body establishment to Councils on how to manage such situations that are part of everyday life these days. Are they doing a good job for Councils and NZs as a whole or in a sort of bubble, interested but not engaged?

    The answers might be in these two links but I haven’t time to read them at present. But
    I think we interested people need to. Are there any fully functioning reliable public-serving entities still in NZ. I set hospitals and medical people as examples of high standards (provided they haven’t falsified their credentials and been inadequately researched by human resources).

    Local Government in NZ | Ko Tātou LGNZ
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    Sector groups | Ko Tātou LGNZ › membership-representation
    Each council is a member of one of four sector groups – metropolitan, regional, provincial, or rural. Each sector is represented on LGNZ’s National Council.

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