The following posts are filed under: Natural Assets.
Poet, chaplain, father and Tawa local John Dennison goes exploring down the backyard… and discovers a taonga In reflecting on his return to live in the place where he grew up, American small-holding farmer and essayist Wendell Berry writes: ‘It is impossible to escape the sense that I am involved in history. What…Read More
Councils and ratepayers are grappling with coastal erosion. Coastal processes are complex, earthquakes add extra urgency, the stakes are high. TalkWellington wonder: are we expecting too much from local communities and local government? Looking out of the train along the Paekakariki Escarpment, Wellington’s tectonic and coastal origins hit you in the eye. The Pukerua Fault…Read More
Why do we love being near water? The best bits of Wellington’s towns bring people to water, and Riverlink is now turning Lower Hutt’s face to Te Awa Kairangi. The Hutt River, Te Awa Kairangi, has been engineered hard over the last century to reduce the frequency of flooding (and massively raising the stakes). Despite…Read More
You’d be forgiven for thinking Wellingtonians are determined to spend more time knee-deep in water. Talk Wellington looks at why our places are likely to flood more, and ways we can stop it. It rains quite a lot in Wellington, and floods quite a lot. And it’s very likely to rain harder in the near…Read More
We’re past the shortest day, but the sun hunger is setting in. TalkWellington has been fiddling with some tools for finding the sunshine – and figuring out what it’s worth. Mapping it This lovely warm-looking map is by data visualisation whizzes Dumpark, using Wellington City Council’s open data. With the “total hours” button you can…Read More