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hands off Resource Management Act

Will you be happy to take your family picnicking down at the enhanced river, now a concrete buttressed irrigation ditch? Would it not be more to your liking to take them to a free flowing, grass edged, gravel bottomed, crystal … Continue reading

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NO JOY for environment under National Party.

“I00 % Pure New Zealand is to be taken with a pinch of salt,” says John Key. RALLY FOR DEMOCRACY OUR CITY OUR SAY 2pm, December 1, Latimer square for March to Cranmer Square. THE PRESEVATION OF A JUST SOCIETY … Continue reading

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art workshops for water and mountain lovers

“Due to the outrageus success of the recent Unwin Arts Worshops, Jane Zusters and Colin Monthieth have agreed to run further workshops in painting and mountain photography in November 2nd -5th 2012. These will take place at Unwin Lodge, in … Continue reading

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Nobody owns water. Yeah, right

Nobody owns water. Yeah, right John Key, anxious to position himself on the side of the angels, has reiterated the phrase “Nobody owns water” many times in the last few weeks. The New Zealand public, stunned at the apparently absurd … Continue reading

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water loving Sam Mahon’s new book

Water loving activist Sam Mahon, who made a bust of Environment Minister Nick Smith out of dairy-cow dung and created a painting of prime minister John Key dead in an alley to protest against National Party Politics, invites you to … Continue reading

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Trustpower eyes Rakaia River

The earthquake provides perfect cover to steal the water from the river as everyone is to concerned with the life dramas around them. Wrybills are endangered as the proposed flow regime will lead to more weeds and provide cover for … Continue reading

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Wai Wurri? – Why worry about water ?

WAI WURRI’ says artist Jane Zusters, ‘Why Worry about Water?’ Where : Tivoli / art/books / Film Central Oneroa , Waiheke Island Opening 5 pm saturday December 3, 2011 Bunny Mcdiamid will open the exhibition and Sue Fitchett will read … Continue reading

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Is it ASSET sale or RIVER sale?

Is it ASSET sale or RIVER sale? Thanks to our forefathers, New Zealand’s rivers have always been owned by ALL New Zealanders. Many of our greatest rivers are currently controlled by publicly-owned companies, directly impacting the surrounding wetlands, fish and … Continue reading

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Nick Smith next Sam Mahon target

Environment Minister Nick Smith formerly immortalised by Sam Mahon – in a cow dung bust, now has a pistol aimed at him by a young girl in a music video called Blood on the Stones. Canterbury artist and campaigner Sam … Continue reading

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fracking the blighted future plan

Fracking is a commonly accepted term for hydro-fracturing, a process where water, sand and millions of gallons of toxic chemicals are injected into the earth at high pressure. The aim of hydro-fracturing is to fracture rock formations deep underground in … Continue reading

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Christchurch in hot water / water running out

The pond of the Christchurch Model Yacht Club at Victoria Lake, Hagley Park is empty and they don’t know where the water went. Christchurch has been pumping its acquifers dry like there is no tomorrow for years .We act like … Continue reading

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water snapshot

It was great to see the above exhibition that so eloquently brought home to us what has been happening to our rivers. AQUA VITAE: Claire Earlie Maxwell ( Shown Aigantigne Gallery 2 Jul 2011 – Wed 10 Aug 2011 and … Continue reading

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water artists in Aussi show

Artists for save our water artists Ramonda Te Maiharoa and Jane Zusters exhibition The Murray River matters opened the first April at the Newcastle University Gallery, GS Building, University Drive,Callaghan NSW 2308.The University Gallery is situated in a purpose built, … Continue reading

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Hurunui Water Matters exhibition earthquake casualty

Our latest artists for save our water exhibition show Hurunui Water Matters is no more and will not be opening at Crossroads Gallery on the 16th march. Everyone got out of the building safely but all the artwork has been … Continue reading

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SAVE LAKE SUMNER email : complaint@hurunui.govt.nz

Below is a copy of our new Artists for save our water leaflet urging the public to email their views on the proposed irrigation schemes affecting The Hurunui River and Lake Sumner to complaint@hurunui.govt.nz

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Hurunui Water Matters Exhibition Invitation

just to let you know about our next show Hurunui Water Matters opening 2pm Sunday 20th February 2011 21st to 26th February Sun 2-5pm:Mon-Sat:noon-5pm The Studio, first floor 84 Lichfield St, (Opposite the bus terminal) Christchurch, NZ. The Hurunui farmers’ … Continue reading

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water nightmare for Hurunui.

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bird deaths will be on on Nick Smith’s head

Sam Mahon and Jane Zusters two of the Artists for save our water artists are in the Artists as Activists show at the Academy of Fine Arts showing in Wellington till September 12. Sam Mahon has made a sculpture of … Continue reading

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Join the Water Walk

Artists for save our water will be supporting this coming event so if you are an artist and you would like to be involved in some way get in touch. email/ info@artistsforsaveourwater.co.nz Water Walk Waimakariri Wai/Water Walk – From the … Continue reading

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artists as political activists

Jane Zusters one of the of Artists for save our water will be showing her art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington as part of the Artists as Political Activists 21st August till 12th September

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pooh cake for NZ PM John Key

The police would not allow demonstrators to present John Key with a cake in the shape of a cow pooh at the occasion of Nicky Wagner celebrating the opening of her new office. The guest of (dis)honour was the PM … Continue reading

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artists support our water our vote

SHOW SOLIDARITY AND JOIN THE RATES PROTEST It was like being back in the 70’s as hundreds of Christchurch citizens, enraged at loosing their vote, heckled those arriving at a National Party function on the last day in office of … Continue reading

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the water politics behind our watershow

RE OUR SHOW AT THE CHAMBER GALLERY RANGIORA Government torpedoes own flagship water reform group Five leading environmental and outdoor recreation groups said today that the Government legislation on water conservation orders passed yesterday under urgency has sent a torpedo … Continue reading

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Hurunui River Journey 24 to 28 march 2010

Ki Uta Ki Tai (from the mountains to the sea) 1 February 2010 “We will be boating the Hurunui from Loch Katrine and Lake Sumner, spending two nights camping on the way out to the sea. We wish to explore … Continue reading

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Jamie Hanton reviews He awa reo – rivertalk

He awa reo – River Talk – Artists for Save our Water At CoCA 25th November – 12th December 2009 Reviewed by Jamie Hanton Looking out Ramonda Te Maiharoa’s digital doors to the Waimakariri River and seeing the spectre of … Continue reading

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in their own words… by Daniel Colins

from the blog//sciblogs.co.nz/crikey-creek I’ve had an affinity with art since before I can remember. I went through a Seurat phase in primary school. Chalked up an asphalt car park with Picasso’s Guernica. And explained numerical modelling for my PhD defense … Continue reading

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water show review by Daniel Collins

Canterbury’s water management needs a serious overhaul, according to artists and activists who gathered for an art exhibition at Christchurch’s COCA on Saturday. The exhibition featured works by 12 artists brought together by local artists Sally Hope and Jane Zusters … Continue reading

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irrigators are sucking our rivers dry

Irrigators are sucking our rivers dry: update to He awa reo/ rivertalk opening 24 November On October 30, 2009 Environment Canterbury gave Central Plains Water, a private  company, consent to take water from the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers for irrigation … Continue reading

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he awa reo/rivertalk opens 24 nov

he awa reo/ river talk artists for save our water Tuesday 24th November 2009 Saturday 12th December 2009 art celebrating our rivers Opening 5.30 Tuesday November 24th, 2009 This is the second artists for save our water project comprising Mark … Continue reading

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win a jet boat ride

Media release – November 5, 2009 Last chance for thousands of Canterbury school children to win art competition Entries close on Saturday for thousands of Canterbury school children in an art competition designed to highlight concerns over the future of … Continue reading

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