SDC Newsletter, July 2019

 


For upcoming events check out the calendar on our website and on our Facebook page. Better yet join the community.

NEWS:

For upcoming events check out the calendar on our website and on our Facebook page. Better yet join the community.

DCC declare climate and ecological emergency – 2030 – what this means for our city?
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/dcc-votes-declare-climate-emergency
“The council had aimed to reach a net zero carbon target by 2050, but would bring that forward to 2030, councillors decided.”
This means that action must be taken urgently to make this target, we all need to participate in holding the council to account on this decision. If you would like to speak at a public forum and need support please get in touch with us.

Plastic Free July:

OMV drilling of Otago’s coast : submission
We submitted to the OMV application to discharge in our waters, and selected to speak to this submission, the hearings will be in Dunedin as we had the highest proportion of submissions. Unfortunately I haven’t had the space to read and respond to their materials which have been consistent in coming out by the correct deadline, The hearing is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 30 July 2019 at 9am in the Conference Ballroom, Distinction Dunedin, 6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin. There will be a presence outside the building if you would like to join in please get in touch.

Environment Hub conversations:

Save Foulden Maar Update
Plaman Resources have gone into liquidation and an Incorporated Society is being set up to buy the land.
https://savefouldenmaar.co.nz/
https://our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/save-foulden-maar
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/113617056/company-behind-foulden-maar-bid-collapses-putting-application-to-mine-on-hold

FIX your STUFF!!

Valley Community Workspace
https://www.facebook.com/groups/valleycommunityworkspace/
Blokes sheds
http://menzshed.org.nz/otago-region/
Stitch Kitchen
http://www.stitchkitchen.nz/

Planting Trees to create a Carbon Sink.

Tomahawk Smaills Beachcare Trust
https://www.facebook.com/TSBCT/

Forest & Bird Dunedin
https://www.forestandbird.org.nz/events?field_event_type_target_id=All&field_region_target_id=All&field_branch_target_id=74&field_event_date_value=

Kaikorai Valley (Shetland St) Community Garden
Contact Hendrik Koch – greengothic@clear.net.nz
SIgn up to Volunteer:
https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicEnterprise/EnterpriseActivity?enterpriseGuid=0023bdf7-46fc-4541-9264-fa496717c5db&activityGuid=ce719ac6-0ec2-495e-b9fe-be89dce29358&searchUrl=https%253a%252f%252fapp.betterimpact.com%252fPublicEnterprise%252fEnterpriseSearch%253fEnterpriseGuid%253d0023bdf7-46fc-4541-9264-fa496717c5db%2526SearchType%253dOrganization%2526SearchId%253d10358

North East Valley Community Garden
https://www.facebook.com/valleyproject/

Trees that Count DOC
https://www.treesthatcount.co.nz/

One Billion Trees – MPI
https://www.mpi.govt.nz/funding-and-programmes/forestry/planting-one-billion-trees/
Ko Tatau – This is us.
Biosecurity keeps our incredible home safe from pests and diseases.
https://www.thisisus.nz/

Good listening
Eco-living in Action: a half hour sustainable living show presented by Maureen Howard. Listen live or to podcasts on Otago Access Radio.
Recent programmes include Checking the beehive in early Spring (Peter Grimes), Zero Waste Living (Sarah Sturgess) and NZ’s first community-owned electric vehicle (Dugald MacTavish).
Sustainable Lens: Samuel Mann, regular panelist Shane Gallagher and their guests take a sustainable perspective on current topics in the world around us. Another great programme from Otago Access Radio.

Submissions DUE:
ZERO CARBON ACT 16TH JULY,
MAUI DOLPHIN THREAT MANAGEMENT PLAN AUG 4th

Zero Carbon Act submissions Due 16th July
We have until July 16th to submit on the Zero Carbon Act, please do so using the below links. I have added some more helpful info in the first few links and the easy submit forms are below those.
https://www.christinedann.org/2019/06/climate-crisis-immediate-response-bill-ideas/?fbclid=IwAR2wmeE30xtHsxUdy7oTuv7tu_O_E6OBxEM75hD7axAMgBoMLJMmZD7YChE

https://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/publication/greenpeace-submission-on-omvs-application-for-marine-discharge/?fbclid=IwAR2F0FySN1_w2Nr6dVNHYoSqNZPg3HitTcl2D6flMilbGhDmWymHsbXuG1E

Generation Zero Quick submit form/ sign onto theirs
https://www.generationzero.org/
Or do your own Gen Zero have made it easy as
https://docs.google.com/document/d/12UFcatx6wTcmadkGx0vF7qsYlX5CFeU5aWy_jbuOthU/edit?fbclid=IwAR0vpa1rgGWqb2V3qWZqfxG58VKVgUPmp9W5j8tMATE8K9mmEmj0BJnvyGA
Or check out the real thing here if you want to do your own.
https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCEN_SCF_BILL_87861/climate-change-response-zero-carbon-amendment-bill
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Threat management Plan for Maui Dolphins submissions due Aug 4th 5pm
What’s being proposed?
Hector’s and Māui dolphins are among the world’s rarest. They face a range of human-induced threats, including fishing, seismic surveying and the disease toxoplasmosis.
We are consulting on a range of options to improve the way these threats to Hector’s and Māui dolphins are being managed.
The proposals have been put together using the best available science, and we think they give us the best opportunity to help protect these dolphins.
We know fishing-related threats have reduced in areas where restrictions have been put in place, but threats from fishing remain and need to be considered. In addition, we’ve identified a range of other threats, which need to be dealt with.
Your feedback will help us improve these proposals. In particular, we need to carefully balance the proposals against the impact they could have on people and their livelihoods.
The options include:
• extending current restrictions on trawling and set netting in areas where Hector’s and Māui dolphins live
• increasing the boundaries of marine mammal sanctuaries
• placing further restrictions on seismic surveying and seabed mining in areas where Hector’s and Māui dolphins live
• developing an action plan to address the threat from the disease toxoplasmosis, which has emerged as a significant human-induced threat.
Submissions are due 5pm on 4 August 2019
https://www.fisheries.govt.nz/news-and-resources/consultations/hectors-and-maui-dolphins-threat-management-plan-review/
Please include
• your name and title
• your organisation’s name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation)
• your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

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Looking ahead to Local Body Elections.
We will be sending some questions to all candidates standing for DCC, Mayor and ORC to be published on our website, emailed to you and via social media to assist you in choosing the right candidate.
The questions are:

  1. In your view what would a sustainable Dunedin City look like?
  2. How do you see Dunedin negotiating the move away from fossil energy?
  3. Do you think we should be building over our high-class food-producing soils?
  4. How would you address waste, recycling and regeneration?
  5. Do you see a difference between ‘wealth’ and ‘wellbeing’?
    OUSA will be running a Mayoral forum in October closer to the election. https://www.ousa.org.nz/
    Generation Zero will be creating a score card for each person standing. https://www.generationzero.org/

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TODAY: Green Party Launch @ Dog with 2 Tails, Moray Place.
Facebook Dunedin Greens Launch Event
11th July, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
……………………………………………

Feedback
Please send any feedback to sustainabledunedincity@gmail.com, let us know if we are going in the right direction and if there is anything you think is missing. If you would like to contribute in any way we would love to hear from you, we always need help with submission writing and small research jobs to keep the work ticking along. Your contribution is much appreciated.

FIX your STUFF!!

Valley Community Workspace
https://www.facebook.com/groups/valleycommunityworkspace/
Blokes sheds
http://menzshed.org.nz/otago-region/
Stitch Kitchen
http://www.stitchkitchen.nz/

Planting Trees to create a Carbon Sink.

Tomahawk Smaills Beachcare Trust
https://www.facebook.com/TSBCT/

Forest & Bird Dunedin
https://www.forestandbird.org.nz/events?field_event_type_target_id=All&field_region_target_id=All&field_branch_target_id=74&field_event_date_value=

Kaikorai Valley (Shetland St) Community Garden
Contact Hendrik Koch – greengothic@clear.net.nz

SIgn up to Volunteer:
https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicEnterprise/EnterpriseActivity?enterpriseGuid=0023bdf7-46fc-4541-9264-fa496717c5db&activityGuid=ce719ac6-0ec2-495e-b9fe-be89dce29358&searchUrl=https%253a%252f%252fapp.betterimpact.com%252fPublicEnterprise%252fEnterpriseSearch%253fEnterpriseGuid%253d0023bdf7-46fc-4541-9264-fa496717c5db%2526SearchType%253dOrganization%2526SearchId%253d10358

North East Valley Community Garden
https://www.facebook.com/valleyproject/

Trees that Count DOC
https://www.treesthatcount.co.nz/

One Billion Trees – MPI
https://www.mpi.govt.nz/funding-and-programmes/forestry/planting-one-billion-trees/
Ko Tatau – This is us.
Biosecurity keeps our incredible home safe from pests and diseases.
https://www.thisisus.nz/

Good listening
Eco-living in Action: a half hour sustainable living show presented by Maureen Howard. Listen live or to podcasts on Otago Access Radio.
Recent programmes include Checking the beehive in early Spring (Peter Grimes), Zero Waste Living (Sarah Sturgess) and NZ’s first community-owned electric vehicle (Dugald MacTavish).
Sustainable Lens: Samuel Mann, regular panelist Shane Gallagher and their guests take a sustainable perspective on current topics in the world around us. Another great programme from Otago Access Radio.

Submissions DUE:
ZERO CARBON ACT 16TH JULY,
MAUI DOLPHIN THREAT MANAGEMENT PLAN AUG 4th

Zero Carbon Act submissions Due 16th July
We have until July 16th to submit on the Zero Carbon Act, please do so using the below links. I have added some more helpful info in the first few links and the easy submit forms are below those.
https://www.christinedann.org/2019/06/climate-crisis-immediate-response-bill-ideas/?fbclid=IwAR2wmeE30xtHsxUdy7oTuv7tu_O_E6OBxEM75hD7axAMgBoMLJMmZD7YChE
https://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/publication/greenpeace-submission-on-omvs-application-for-marine-discharge/?fbclid=IwAR2F0FySN1_w2Nr6dVNHYoSqNZPg3HitTcl2D6flMilbGhDmWymHsbXuG1E
Generation Zero Quick submit form/ sign onto theirs
https://www.generationzero.org/
Or do your own Gen Zero have made it easy as
https://docs.google.com/document/d/12UFcatx6wTcmadkGx0vF7qsYlX5CFeU5aWy_jbuOthU/edit?fbclid=IwAR0vpa1rgGWqb2V3qWZqfxG58VKVgUPmp9W5j8tMATE8K9mmEmj0BJnvyGA
Or check out the real thing here if you want to do your own.
https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCEN_SCF_BILL_87861/climate-change-response-zero-carbon-amendment-bill
………………………………………..
Threat management Plan for Maui Dolphins submissions due Aug 4th 5pm
What’s being proposed?
Hector’s and Māui dolphins are among the world’s rarest. They face a range of human-induced threats, including fishing, seismic surveying and the disease toxoplasmosis.
We are consulting on a range of options to improve the way these threats to Hector’s and Māui dolphins are being managed.
The proposals have been put together using the best available science, and we think they give us the best opportunity to help protect these dolphins.
We know fishing-related threats have reduced in areas where restrictions have been put in place, but threats from fishing remain and need to be considered. In addition, we’ve identified a range of other threats, which need to be dealt with.
Your feedback will help us improve these proposals. In particular, we need to carefully balance the proposals against the impact they could have on people and their livelihoods.
The options include:
• extending current restrictions on trawling and set netting in areas where Hector’s and Māui dolphins live
• increasing the boundaries of marine mammal sanctuaries
• placing further restrictions on seismic surveying and seabed mining in areas where Hector’s and Māui dolphins live
• developing an action plan to address the threat from the disease toxoplasmosis, which has emerged as a significant human-induced threat.
Submissions are due 5pm on 4 August 2019
https://www.fisheries.govt.nz/news-and-resources/consultations/hectors-and-maui-dolphins-threat-management-plan-review/
Please include
• your name and title
• your organisation’s name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation)
• your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

…………………………………………

Looking ahead to Local Body Elections.
We will be sending some questions to all candidates standing for DCC, Mayor and ORC to be published on our website, emailed to you and via social media to assist you in choosing the right candidate.
The questions are:

  1. In your view what would a sustainable Dunedin City look like?
  2. How do you see Dunedin negotiating the move away from fossil energy?
  3. Do you think we should be building over our high-class food-producing soils?
  4. How would you address waste, recycling and regeneration?
  5. Do you see a difference between ‘wealth’ and ‘wellbeing’?
    OUSA will be running a Mayoral forum in October closer to the election. https://www.ousa.org.nz/
    Generation Zero will be creating a score card for each person standing. https://www.generationzero.org/
    ……………………………………………….
    TODAY: Green Party Launch @ Dog with 2 Tails, Moray Place.
    Facebook Dunedin Greens Launch Event
    11th July, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
    ……………………………………………

Feedback
Please send any feedback to sustainabledunedincity@gmail.com, let us know if we are going in the right direction and if there is anything you think is missing. If you would like to contribute in any way we would love to hear from you, we always need help with submission writing and small research jobs to keep the work ticking along. Your contribution is much appreciated.