Direct cooling of the planet

Walter Jehne spoke in Whangarei on 2 March at NorthTec's Te Puna o te Matauranga marae. He was inspirational and all the feedback I have heard from his audience has been very positive. We will make video of his presentation available soon. If you are not familiar with Walter's message, read about it here. Photo … Continue reading Direct cooling of the planet

Are we the dumbest people ever?

And this year's Darwin Award goes to .... the human race. The Darwin Awards are for people who have improved the gene pool by removing themselves from it, often in spectacular ways. But as I write this, to my surprise, I discover the Darwin Awards website is considering  "honoring the human race with a pre-posthumous … Continue reading Are we the dumbest people ever?

Walter Jehne’s coming to Whangarei with a powerful message

Walter in Whangarei Walter Jehne will be in Whangarei 2 March. We will welcome him to Tai Tokerau at Te Puna o te Mātauranga at NorthTec and then enjoy his challenging message. For more information see the flyer here and register here. And if you do nothing else today, please listen to this podcast to the … Continue reading Walter Jehne’s coming to Whangarei with a powerful message

Feeling underwhelmed by the “revolutionary” Wellbeing Budget? Here’s why.

Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash (This article was first published 16 June 2019 at catherinemikenn.com).Last month, members of the Labour Party’s Māori Caucus held a public consultation meeting on the Government’s celebrated Wellbeing Budget (hosted by Te Puawaitanga marae, Otangarei). I arrived with much anticipation, hoping to hear from our elected representatives about the smorgasbord of progressive … Continue reading Feeling underwhelmed by the “revolutionary” Wellbeing Budget? Here’s why.

CCTNT at the Pompallier Assembly

Inspired by young people rising up around the world to protest inaction about the climate crisis, three trustees of the Climate Change Tai Tokerau Northland Trust spoke at the Pompallier College Assembly. Carol Peters QSM, Catherine Murupaenga-Ikenn and Peter Bruce-Iri briefly spoke about the crisis. Here is a link to Denise Piper's coverage of the … Continue reading CCTNT at the Pompallier Assembly

SS4C Whangarei

Young people have the most to lose if we don’t take effective action to mitigate climate change. Trustees from the Climate Change Tai Tokerau Northland Trust (CCTNT) met with students from Whangarei Boys High and Pompallier College at Boys High today. The School Strike 4  Climate NZ movement was  inspired by the strike that Greta … Continue reading SS4C Whangarei

The day our world changed

March 15 is the day our world changed forever. Young people arose around the world in 2083 places in 125 countries on all continents, in an unprecedented expression of love, outrage and unity. Never before have we seen such a united uprising driven by school students. This will create a seismic shift in geo-politics and … Continue reading The day our world changed