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Big ups to Miraka and Fonterra – stock out of 90-95% of waterways

Big ups to Miraka and Fonterra – stock out of 90-95% of waterways

20 Nov 2014 by The Million Metres team

Congratulations to Miraka and Fonterra farmers who, we have learned, have excluded stock from 90% (1) and 95% (2) respectively of their waterways. We applaud this voluntary action by farmers, and acknowledge for that for those whose stock exclusions are permanent (eg post and wire fences), this must have come at some cost. 

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Water quality champion commended at national sustainability awards

Water quality champion commended at national sustainability awards

9 Dec 2014 by The Million Metres team

Alison Dewes at Headlands consultancy received a commendation for the Community Impact category of the NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards held in Auckland last month.

Alison leads the Tomorrow’s Farms Today project which has been underway for three years in the Central Plateau portion of the Waikato River Catchment.

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Offsetting your carbon can do wonders for water quality

Offsetting your carbon can do wonders for water quality

4 Feb 2015 by The Million Metres team

Ever thought of offsetting your carbon emissions by donating to the Million Metres Streams Project? Jon Brett, co-creator of TetraMap has recently done just that.

Concerned about the amount of carbon generated as the result of his overseas flights, Jon decided to offset it with us and help out the environment at the same time.  

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Do a little to give a lot

Do a little to give a lot

9 Feb 2015 by The Million Metres team

The Million Metres Streams project is excited to announce that we’ve signed with Little Lot, a fundraising application that raises money for well-known charities, including us.

With Little Lot, you download an app onto your laptop or device which allows brands to feature on your desktop wallpaper. In return 75% of those brands’ advertising dollars get donated to the charity of your choice.

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New Zealand needs to do more to protect its freshwater fish – Mike Joy

New Zealand needs to do more to protect its freshwater fish - Mike Joy

10 Feb 2015 by The Million Metres team

In case you missed it in a recent article in The Dominion Post and Southland Times, here's Million Metres Streams Project contributor Mike Joy's article about our freshwater biodiversity.

″Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of hosting a number of overseas scientists as part of my position at Massey University.  There is a downside though, in that despite many recurrences I still dread the inevitable embarrassing explanations I have to give describing New Zealand’s numerous failures when it comes to protecting our unique environment and its biodiversity.  They come to study our biodiversity and its management so I cannot hide the facts.

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