Could WHANGĀREI be a Biophilic City?

Biophilia is our attraction to other forms of life manifested in a desire to commune with nature. The energy we put into our pets, our gardens, and the recreational activities that immerse us in nature are the places where this deep human need is met. Plants add huge value aesthetically and contribute to our well-being … Continue reading Could WHANGĀREI be a Biophilic City?

Kelp regeneration in Tutukaka Harbour

Tutukaka Harbour has been subject to sustained negative impacts over the past several decades; including substantial sedimentation from land clearing and development in the catchment, excess nutrients and pollutants from agricultural, domestic, and recreational sources, and overfishing of ecologically important key species, such as kōura (crayfish) and tāmure (snapper). The result is a highly degraded … Continue reading Kelp regeneration in Tutukaka Harbour

A climate of hope

How we talk about climate change impacts on our young people. Much of the narrative is generated by those of us who may die before severe impacts arrive, but young people have decades of uncertainty ahead. And it is scary for them. The Royal Society identified a broad range of climate change health impacts in … Continue reading A climate of hope