Tag Archives: Land use philosophy

Putting Culture back into Nature


We have spread across and changed our world. Change is the constant. But it is maintaining the integrity of our systems that is more important than whether there is any particular ‘natural state’. Continue reading

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Are GMOs New Zealand’s Agricultural Future?


The debate about the future of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Hawke’s Bay (and NZ agriculture) is heating up.  A number of opinion pieces are reacting to this government’s attempts to take legislative decision making out of the region’s hands. … Continue reading

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Adapting to Climate Change – What Change? What Levels of Response?


Initial notes as the basis for a presentation to the Hawke’s Bay Royal Forest & Bird Society, February 2013 What adaptations do we make for climate change? The question of adapting to a future that is inherently uncertain – as … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wisdom, and the Log from the Sea of Cortez


Wisdom comes from connecting.  In order to connect, we first have to see what there is around us, what past lessons apply, and to know what matters, in this place, at this time. John Steinbeck’s Log from the Sea of … Continue reading

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Discovering Great Land Minds


My first blog post! All happened serendipitously. You start with this nagging thought that goes on for months and months. You love writing but love procrastination more. People prod you to produce prose. You are a mild technophobe, wonder about … Continue reading

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