EACH OF US - of any age and nationality - can help stop seabed mining in the South Taranaki Bight. Make a submission to the EPA before December 19th, 2013! KASM's made it easy, here: kasm.org.nz The situation: the Global Steel Industry wants the West Coasts Black Sand and our government wants to give it to them. They want to set up Seabed Mining operations up and down the coast and if allowed to do so could drastically alter what we know this place to be. Marine habitats could be destroyed, fisheries wrecked, beaches and surf breaks altered and endangered species like the Maui's Dolphin and the Blue Whale put at further risk of extinction. The company at the front of the pack is TTR. They reckon they can strip mine the seabed 'sustainably' and that it's a 'virtual desert out there'. Right now everyone of us has the opportunity to have our say on the first of TTR's applications by making individual submissions to the EPA. KASM has made that really easy to do here www.kasm.org.nz If we get enough people pouring their love of the west coast marine environment into submissions then they will listen. Here's a little video that tells the story.
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Scientists discover 'Zealand' - The Eight Hidden Continent Zealand off the Coast of Australia Zealandia , also known as the New Zealand continent or Tasmantis, is a nearly submerged mass of continental crust that sank after breaking away from Australia 60–85 million years ago, having separated from Antarctica between 85 and 130 million years ago. It has variously been described as a continental fragment, a micro continent and a continent. The name and concept for Zealandia were proposed by Bruce Luyendyk in 1995. The land mass may have been completely submerged about 23 million years ago, and most of it (93%) remains submerged beneath the Pacific Ocean. With a total area of approximately 4,920,000 km2 (1,900,000 sq mi), it is the world's largest current microcontinent, more than twice the size of the next-largest microcontinent and more than half the size of the Australian continent. As such, and due to other geological considerations, such as crustal thickness and density, it is arguably a continent in its own right. This was the argument which made news in 2017, when geologists from New Zealand, New Caledonia and Australia concluded that Zealandia fulfills all the necessary requirements to be considered a continent, rather than a microcontinent or continental fragment. Zealandia supports substantial inshore fisheries and contains gas fields, of which the largest known is New Zealand's Maui gas field, near Taranaki. Permits for oil exploration in the Great South Basin were issued in 2007. Offshore mineral resources include iron sands, volcanic massive sulfides and ferromanganese nodule deposits.[
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So we decided that though our Caribbean diving life was not too shabby, we couldn't stay forever back in our little island: we went for a bigger one! New Zealand / Aoteroa! :) We bought a campervan and went for a 3 month road trip around the North Island only, unfortunately. Turns out that the weather for now is too inclement for 2 fresh Caribbean bums. Don't you have fun on road trips? Imagine doing that for so long? Just awesome! And the country is so gorgeous that we didn't have a single ugly drive. Also, we didn't have a single easy, straight drive either... haha You'll see random images of a trip of a life time! They include mainly our longer stops in Whangarei, Waitakere, Coromandel, Waiheke, Auckland, Taranaki, Wanganui and the all mighty Tongariro! (that's right, we not only have been to Mordor, but hiked the snowy Mount Doom!). The video might not really interest you... but nothing like having a trip compilation of memories for later ;D Still, hope you enjoy it! Disclaimer - I'm more of a music fan than a musician. I do not own the rights to this song. The purpose of this video is strictly for personal use. Shot with a Canon Rebel t5i, Magic Lantern and iPhones.
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Learn more here: http://c.nac.ca/1RyKruc | En savoir Plus : http://c.nac.ca/1RyKwhw The recent landmark report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the abuses at residential schools states that art has the extraordinary ability to heal. The National Arts Centre hosted a timely panel discussion on art in the context of reconciliation moderated by Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and featuring panelists Rachael Maza, acclaimed Australian theatre director of Jack Charles V The Crown (presented at the NAC), Joseph Boyden, author of the award-winning novels Three Day Road and The Orenda, and John Estacio, JUNO award nominated composer of I Lost My Talk, a new work inspired by the poem of Mi’kmaw elder Rita Joe. The panel discussion was introduced by The Right Honorable Joe Clark. (This is a livestream archive from January 14th, 2016) Dans le rapport historique de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada qui s’est penchée sur les abus commis dans les pensionnats autochtones, on peut lire que l’art a cette faculté extraordinaire de guérir. Le Centre national des Arts est l’hôte d’un panel où seront justement abordés les arts dans le contexte de la réconciliation. Marie Wilson, Ph.D., commissaire au sein de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada, agira comme modératrice de cet événement qui accueillera comme panélistes Rachael Maza, célèbre metteure en scène australienne qui a signé la production de Jack Charles V The Crown présentée au CNA, JosephBoyden, auteur des romans primés Three Day Road et The Orenda, et le compositeur John Estacio, cité pour un prix JUNO, à qui l’on doit I Lost My Talk, une nouvelle œuvre inspirée du poème éponyme de l’aînée mi’kmaq Rita Joe. Le très honorable Joe Clark ouvrira la discussion.
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TIFF is doing an exceptional event for July and August that unites their exhibit space and their theatres at the LightBox in an inspiring way to discuss First Peoples Cinema and Art. - "Home On Native Land" is a free art installment running from June 21st - August 19th - First Peoples Cinema hosts an extensive array of films running from June 21st - August 11th - FIND OUT MORE INFO AT: www.tiff.net
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Sherry Farrell Racette presents the paper "Escaping the Cage: Cultural Performance as Activism, 1890-1951." Part of Imagining History: A Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Conference, May 3-5 2012, Concordia University. This video has been created for educational purposes only. If you are the copyright holder to any of the images projected in the video and you object to their use in this fashion, please contact [email protected] .
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