Posts Tagged ‘ climate change ’

WDC plans climate response

Mar 13th, 2020 | By

New Zealand’s local councils increasingly recognise they have a duty to act on the climate crisis and are working to meet its challenges.

“We’re not waiting for Government,” Dunedin mayor Aaron Hawkins told Newsroom.

In the Waikato district, deputy mayor and Tamahere councillor Aksel Bech promised after his re-election that he would develop a council response to climate change “with priority and urgency”.



New deputy mayor targets climate

Oct 30th, 2019 | By

New Waikato district deputy mayor, Tamahere councillor Aksel Bech, aims to develop a council response to climate change “with priority and urgency”.

The new Waikato District Council was sworn in at a ceremony today following elections earlier this month.

Re-elected mayor, Allan Sanson, and thirteen councillors will represent the district across 10 wards for the next three years.



Too little climate action: Bech

Sep 22nd, 2019 | By

Environment issues are top of mind for many people and as local government voting papers are expected in the mail this week Tamahere Forum canvassed the views of election candidates.

Waikato District Council Tamahere Ward councillor Aksel Bech has been re-elected unopposed but his views were sought as the person working locally for Tamahere.

This is what we asked Cr Bech:



A climate for change

Aug 22nd, 2019 | By

The people have spoken. A June Ipsos poll found that climate change was an issue of personal importance to 79 per cent of Kiwis (up from 72 per cent a year ago).

Fully 69 per cent of us have become more concerned over the past few years (up from 60 per cent).

More than two-thirds of Kiwis are prepared to act to reduce climate change impacts. Yet, surprisingly, only about half know what steps they should take. Here are a few suggestions.



Climate change action in Tamahere

Aug 8th, 2017 | By

Waikato law student Sarah Thomson, who courageously sued the New Zealand government over its climate change targets, will report on the case in Tamahere.

Thomson, along with long time climate action campaigner Jeanette Fitzsimons, will tackle the world’s hottest topic this Sunday, 2pm, in the St Stephen’s Tamahere hall.

Thomson’s case against the New Zealand government, the first of its kind in New Zealand, was heard in June in the Wellington High Court. The judge’s decision has been reserved.