This Pravda-like report from Radio NZ (“Pravda-on-the -Terrace”) barely HINTS at a problem that is only going to get worse.
I have noticed that Wellington has not really recovered from its droughts during the winter. This is confirmed by a friend having to get in water delivered to his rural property in early winter as well as an informal report pf low water table in Nelson.
Meanwhile, we are never going to be told the truth about the destruction of the Waiwhetu aqufer, probably by the building industry.
Five years ago I would have described you as mad if you had said the capital has a water problem.
Meanwhile no media in this country is going to tell the truth about this. In this context anecdote is inavaluable.
Give me your stories.
Fossil fuel use doubles as hydro lake levels drop
Genesis Energy's Huntly Power Station. Photo: Genesis Energy
3 July, 2017
Figures from Transpower show 27.85 percent of New Zealand's electricity has been generated by burning coal or gas during the past week.