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Resilience on Radio

Nándor Tánczos describes himself as a Dad, social ecologist, educator, permaculturalist and a Whakatāne District Councillor. Others describe him as New Zealand’s first Rastafarian MP and one our our first Green MPs. We talk about what drives him, how he became socially active (radicalised in Darlington!), his new project – social permaculture, and our […]

Louise Shaw describes herself as an earthbuilder, a teacher, a gardener, a mother (and new grandmother). She and her family live near Whakatane where we talk about building soil and regenerating ecological systems. We need to change our view of capital, a bigger picture, a longer picture – soil is our capital, we need […]

Kelly Hughes of ATS-Environmental describes himself as a inadvertent ecological engineer. With baffles, ramps, ropes and fish-friendly flood gates, Kelly is reconnecting waterways around the world. Talking points Solving problems with technology The ecological world came to me with a problem – all I could hear was excuses. Creating environments where fish can move […]

Dr Rob Whitbourne works in conservation in Whakatāne. We talk about how he came to be involved in conservation and how this is driven by Rongoā Māori medicine. (note: We apologise for the sound quality of this conversation, the main recorder failed, so this is the back-up. All hail the back-up). Talking points Always […]