Today I took photos of the shorebird roosts at Tahuna Torea when the tide had just covered the main spit roost. The tide height was predicted to be very high today (3 August 2019) at 3.4M Westhaven 8:53am. Conditions were relatively calm and the tide had not (yet) hit the high tide line on the […]
I presented this report to the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board today as they are yet to seek advice from a shorebird expert at Auckland Council in developing their Open Space Network Plan (OSNP). It recommends: Shorebird expert to review the report. Local Boards commit to reverse declining shorebird numbers. OSNP revised with dedicated and enhanced shorebird […]
I have been helping Forest & Bird campaign for the Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial plan. I talk about some of the work I am doing in the Gulf here.
When I first heard about erosion in the Hunua Ranges causing havoc for Auckland’s water supply I wondered if it was because of recent deforestation. Drone footage shot by Watercare confirmed that theory for me (see stills below from this video). It seems strange media are not talking about it. To me it looks like […]
I have always assumed when humans ‘develop’ land, some of it ends up in the ocean. I had a look at some of the Glen Innes development in the rain today to see what was going on. It was good to see development companies trying but unfortunately all this mud ends up smothering marine life […]
I had a lot of fun illustrating this comic which explains what swimmable means.
I love James Cameron’s 2010 TED talk which has been used in the latest 100% Pure New Zealand campaign. Like Cameron, I too grew up reading and drawing science fiction and exploring nature. This year my ‘journey of discovery’ took me deep into the Waitakeres for my own Avatar experience. There, in the moonlight, I […]
We have just launched the Choose Clean Water website which is sponsored by the tourism industry and will support the Choose Clean Water Tour. It highlights how people use freshwater in NZ,the plight it is in and supports a petition to do something about it.