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Freshwater woes spelt out in Mike Joy’s e-book

Freshwater woes spelt out in Mike Joy’s e-book

19 May 2015 by The Million Metres team

We’ve seen many of our freshwaters become unswimmable in just a couple of generations. How can that have happened? In his new e-book, Squandered: The degredation of New Zealand’s Freshwaters, Dr Mike Joy describes how our waterways have become degraded by sediments and nitrate pollution, how our aquatic biodiversity is being lost and how how our soils have become contaminated with heavy metals. “Dedicated to all parents who grew up in swimmable rivers”, this is a must-read for anyone who cares about our waterways. It’s free and available at www.waterqualitynz.info.

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Coming soon – our first Auckland project.

Coming soon - our first Auckland project.

14 Oct 2015 by The Million Metres team

The Million Metres Streams Project is delighted to be supporting the restoration of the Hoteo River Catchment - Auckland's largest, covering almost eight per cent of the Auckland region's land area. Situated north of the city, the river spans virtually the entire island, with its head waters on the east coast near Omaha/Te Arai and its mouth on the mighty Kaipara Harbour. 

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Haere mai, Georgina Hart!

20 Oct 2015 by The Million Metres team

Welcome to Million Metres, Georgina Hart. Georgi is our new project manager, and first full time staff member. This is yet another milestone for us as we celebrate our first birthday. We're sure Georgi is the perfect person to take Million Metres to the next stage.

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Taupō Beef recognised at national sustainability awards

Taupō Beef recognised at national sustainability awards

14 Dec 2015 by The Million Metres team

Taupō Beef was named the overall winner of the 2015 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards held in Auckland on 24 November for its vision to lead New Zealand beef farming while also protecting the water quality in Lake Taupō. As well as winning the Restorative Impact Award, Taupō Beef also won the ‘NZI Greatest Contribution to a Sustainable New Zealand’ (Supreme Award).

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Hats off to Landcorp for standing up for the environment

Hats off to Landcorp for standing up for the environment

14 Dec 2015 by The Million Metres team

Who better to speak openly and honestly on behalf of our waterways as part of Landcorp’s new  Environmental Reference Group than Dr Mike Joy. Landcorp’s October announcement that it had brought together a number of primary sector experts across a range of fields was music to our ears.

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Take a guided walk of the Whangawehi Stream

14 Dec 2015 by The Million Metres team

If you’re in the northern Hawke’s Bay in the early new year, why not explore one of the most stunning landscapes in New Zealand on a guided walk of the Whangawehi Stream?  As well as taking you from mountain to sea through private forest, farmland, and the restoration project, this 15km guided walk will touch your imagination with its fascinating cultural history.

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Congratulations #mywaterwaynz winners 2016!

Congratulations #mywaterwaynz winners 2016!

22 Mar 2016 by The Million Metres team

For the last five weeks we’ve been hosting #mywaterwaynz – a photo competition bringing together individuals from all around New Zealand to celebrate the outstanding beauty and love we have for our rivers, lakes and waterfalls.

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It’s World Water Day!

It’s World Water Day!

22 Mar 2016 by The Million Metres team

Organisations and individuals around the world are celebrating World Water Day today, 22 March. This year the spotlight is on the economic and livelihood implications of water with the theme ‘Water and Jobs’.

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THREE days left to help save the Manawatu

THREE days left to help save the Manawatu

18 May 2016 by The Million Metres team

The Poulton family is crowdfunding to plant 220 metres of local waterway. A recent flurry of activity has got them within $18,000 of their $43,750 goal! AND they have secured match-funding for the next $9,000 donated. Invest NOW to make each dollar you give count double for cleaning up New Zealand’s streams.

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Why streams matter to me

Why streams matter to me

1 Jun 2016 by The Million Metres team

Andy Kenworthy, a writer on sustainability and conservation, shares his reasons for joining the Million Metres team.

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Planting season under way!

Planting season under way!

1 Jun 2016 by The Million Metres team

Million Metres is all about getting down in the mud and putting plants in the ground. The winter planting season is underway. And you can help!

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Our year in waterway restoration

Our year in waterway restoration

21 Dec 2016 by The Million Metres team

Million Metres has worked throughout 2016 to help incredible Kiwis plant trees for healthy rivers. Our projects have now planted a total of more than 75,000 trees with funding via Million Metres. 

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Businesses backing Million Metres

Businesses backing Million Metres

21 Dec 2016 by The Million Metres team

Million Metres brings together a unique combination of public donations, local authority expertise and support from businesses. Here’s the latest on how Kiwi brands are backing the restoration of New Zealand’s waterways.   

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Downstream – A journey from Summit to Sea

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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Go Jump Off a Wharf!

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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20,000 Metre Milestone

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

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

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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Cape to City, Hawkes Bay

Cape to City, Hawkes Bay

10 Nov 2017 by The Million Metres team

Million Metres is set to work with a groundbreaking large scale conservation project transforming a swathe of the Hawke’s Bay region.

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1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet

27 Feb 2018 by The Million Metres team

1,200 companies in 60 countries give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. Million Metres is now able to benefit from their commitment.

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Local Business Backs it’s Local Waterway

Local Business Backs it’s Local Waterway

17 May 2018 by The Million Metres team

Preview Clothing in Pukekohe celebrated 35 years in business earlier this year. A remarkable feat for any Kiwi business. Instead of throwing a party, they wanted to celebrate by doing something positive in their local community.

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Young Professionals Drive Action on Water

Young Professionals Drive Action on Water

30 Jul 2018 by The Million Metres team

Today, Auckland is having a detrimental effect on the Hauraki Gulf. Reports have revealed that the Gulf supports 45% less marine life than it did 100 years ago. With the city’s population expected to exceed two million in 15 years, how can we reduce our impact and restore our big blue backyard?

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