2023 Tai Tokerau Climate Action Conference

7 to 9 September at Forum North, Whangarei The 2023 Tai Tokerau Climate Action Conference is our third conference, following the 2018 and 2021 conferences. Registration will be open and more programme information will be available soon. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the conference will be free, so we can get as many … Continue reading 2023 Tai Tokerau Climate Action Conference

Water harvesting on Northland hills

In a normal summer Carlos's  property would be much greener than the browning hills neighbouring him. While this has been nothing like a normal summer, Carlos’s property has luxuriant growth that his neighbours just can't match. He purchased the property in 2013. It is on a windswept ridge exposed to biting south-westerlies. The property has … Continue reading Water harvesting on Northland hills

changing how we plan land use in the face of climate chaos

In Aotearoa (New Zealand) we have had two destructive storms less than three weeks apart. Auckland our largest city experienced 249 mm of rain in one day and then Cyclone Gabrielle struck with widespread flooding damaging infrastructure and crops across the northern North Island. Cyclone Gabrielle's impact in the Northern Wairoa. Image credit Kaipara District … Continue reading changing how we plan land use in the face of climate chaos

Climate Action Video Contest

Climate Action Tai Tokerau has received funding to run a Climate Action Video Contest. We are looking for someone to lead this project out as a 20-hour-a-week contact. Here are more details about the Climate Action Project Role.  Our motivation for doing this is to give young people opportunities to see that there are people … Continue reading Climate Action Video Contest

Renewable Energy Zones

Transpower, along with Top Energy and Northpower are proposing Northland as the pilot region for renewable energy zones (REZ) in Aotearoa. To enable a REZ, the transmission lines need to be upgraded. This map shows the distribution networks for our lines companies. Note the high capacity 220 kv line between Bream Bay and Auckland. It … Continue reading Renewable Energy Zones