34 days ago

WATCH: Rotterdam's floating cows: the future of farming?

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to minimize waste and land use, and also bring food production closer to the city.

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BBC News: Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists

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Planting ceremony marks completion of Lake Terrace repairs

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

A planting ceremony has taken place on the lakefront today, marking the completion of the Lake Terrace repairs.

In July, damage to the water and wastewater pipes occurred on Lake Terrace, resulting in one of the largest infrastructure repair projects council has undertaken in recent years.

While most of the repairs were completed and roads re-opened in September, work to restore the final water connections had continued. This work was completed yesterday.

Chief executive Gareth Green said this final ceremony was an important step.

“This was a major event for our community and with the final water connection complete and fences now coming down, it is great to mark the occasion with this planting ceremony,” he said.

“Thank you to everyone for your patience over the last four months - from the community to our contractors to the businesses affected.”

The ceremony involved Ngati Tūwharetoa lifting the final rāhui which had been in place over the immediate construction site.

Representatives from Ngati Tūwharetoa, Taupō District Council and local kura all attended and planted trees on the lakefront, at the base of the new retaining wall.

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Fred from Taupo Central

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