Million Metres Blog

Check in here for the latest from the Million Metres Streams Project; everything from project milestones to commentary about news and events relating to our waterways.

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20,000 Metre Milestone

25 Aug 2017 by The Million Metres team

The last year has been huge for Million Metres. Our work has been accelerating across the country. We have now raised enough funds to plant 20,000 metres of New Zealand waterways with native plants!

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Planting Season Ramps Up

25 Aug 2017 by The Million Metres team

During winter projects switch into planting mode. We’ve been all over the country supporting our project partners. Our business supporters have joined us to get their hands dirty too.

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Regenerative Farming

25 Aug 2017 by The Million Metres team

These days we constantly hear how farming is degrading the environment. But what about the farmers doing things differently? There are farmers out there who aren't following conventional practices.  They use creative solutions to restore soil and waterway health.

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Go Jump Off a Wharf!

4 Jul 2017 by The Million Metres team

A few weeks ago Million Metres wanted to know just how far supporters would go to restore New Zealands waterways. It turns out people are willing to jump off a wharf in the middle of winter.

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Young Photographer of the Year teams up with Million Metres

31 May 2017 by The Million Metres team

Talman Madsen is a New Zealand based photographer. He spends his time travelling to wild places seeking out scenes that make our jaws drop, all the while documenting it on social media. In 2016 he was awarded New Zealand Geographic Young Photographer of the Year. 

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The Body Shop is backing NZ’s rivers

31 May 2017 by The Million Metres team

The Body Shop is a global skin care company. It operates in 66 countries. The NZ branch is helping tackle the nation’s freshwater crisis. It has signed a three year partnership with the Sustainable Business Network’s Million Metres project.  

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Downstream – A journey from Summit to Sea

20 Mar 2017 by The Million Metres team

To be truly inspired to protect our waterways requires a special connection. It’s about getting outside and seeing what the blue line on the map has to tell you in person. It’s about learning the river’s story. Million Metres is partnering with a special expedition doing just that. 

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