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Latest News Blogs

as published in the Franklin County News

Food forests aid community resilience

As a demonstration and learning facility, the Franklin Food Forest is coming along nicely. Monthly working bees are ensuring that the planned development work is continuing and maintenance needs are being met with the weekly friends gatherings. One of the impacts of food foresting is an improvement…

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Worrying!

For those that doubt the impact that man has on our climate, this video puts our CO2 emissions in to perspective.

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TPPA sacrifices

Wide spread and vocal opposition from grass roots campaigners both here and around the world will likely come to nought this week. People have spoken. Trade unions have hollered. Health professionals have warned. Environmentalists have rung alarm bells. Academics have published their quietly argued points….

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The answer lies in the soil

“Ashes to ashes” The phrase has been used as song titles by musicians including David Bowie, as film titles including the BBC’s Only Fools and Horses, and as book titles. Most will know it best from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer burial service. To me, it is…

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A biomimiced comeuppance?

Biomimicry. The word trills off the tongue and seems to offer a means to solving some of the many problems besetting society at the moment. A new science but an ancient practice, biomimicry aims to study nature’s ways and then replicate them for inclusion in…

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Societal benefits of public investment

On the 4th August, our public electricity network turns 128 years old. Over that timespan, our forebears developed an asset base on which our prosperity and wellbeing is based. Last week’s headlines shouting out “Chorus victorious in Commerce Commission copper pricing decision”, denies the lessons of the…

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Transparently corrupt behaviour

“Transparently corrupt behaviour.” That was how one commentator described the process by which so-called “fast track” legislation passed with a slim majority through the US Senate last month. This was after the same legislation was blocked just weeks earlier by the same legislators. The relevance of their…

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Growing food is a biological process

Biological growing was part of the presentations of last weekends Customkit Buildings’ smallBlock Sunday Seminar held at the Puni School hall. It seems self evident to label the growing of food as a biological process, but what does biological growing actually mean? After all, we…

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Getting more from your lifestyle block

On our lifestyle block, June is usually a month for reflection and planning improvements around the property. This year seems even more reflective and propitious than previous years. In part, the driver of that reflection and change is Fieldays which finished last weekend with increased…

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2015 smallBlock Sunday Seminar

Last year’s National Fieldays event at Mystery Creek was the 46th, attracting nearly 120,000 visitors and around 900 exhibitors. As the major agri-business event in New Zealand, Fielday’s success is not measured solely in the number of clicks on the turnstiles or the number of…

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