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In The Weeds; Finding a Solution for Managing Our Cityscape

This episode we focus on Tāmaki Makaurau's management of vegetation. We start by discussing our history of vegetation management, discuss the use of glyphosates, thermal treatments and other innovations and address Auckland Council's plan to harmonise vegetation management across the super city. 


This episode we were joined by the voices of; 

Hana Blackmore - Community researcher and founder member of the Weed Management Advisory - working for environmentally sustainable and non-chemical weed management since 1996.

Charles Merfield - Non-chemical weed management scientist with a specialism in thermal weeding

Jodie Bruning - Researcher/writer; founder RITE-demands.org, trustee of Physicians and Scientists for Global Responsibility. 

Jeremy Winer- Managing Director of Weedtechnics, 25 years of developing and implementing thermal weed control applications and programs.

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy - For the Love of Bees vision holder and citizen on the weed advisory group Auckland Council

Matt Kirby - Contractor and Director of Weedingtech, a thermal vegetation management company. 

Jamey Holloway - Team Member and collaborator with For The Love of Bees. 

Oscar Perress - 95bFM volunteer, Student and For the Love of Bees Collaborator. 

This week we start right at the beginning by trying to establish what a weed is and what it means to manage them. 
 

Part V: Moving Forward

Part V: Moving Forward Part V: Moving Forward, 45.55 MB
Thu 10 Dec 2020

A month on from the decision made by Auckland Council as to harmonise the budgets of local wards for vegetation management, we reconvene to discuss what happens now. 

We were once again joined by;

Hana Blackmore - Community researcher and founder member of the Weed Management Advisory - working for environmentally sustainable and non-chemical weed management since 1996.

Charles Merfield - Non-chemical weed management scientist with a specialism in thermal weeding

Jodie Bruning - Researcher/writer; founder RITE-demands.org, trustee of Physicians and Scientists for Global Responsibility. 

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy - For the Love of Bees vision holder and citizen on the weed advisory group Auckland Council

Jamey Holloway - Team Member and collaborator with For The Love of Bees. 

We started by asking Hana Blackmore to unpack the final decision made by Auckland Council. 

The Full Conversation

The Full Conversation The Full Conversation, 168.88 MB
Tue 10 Nov 2020

Listen in to find out about the intricacies of the debate surrounding how we best manage weeds and vegetation in our urban setting. We look into Tāmaki Makaurau's past, present and whether the upcoming council decision will set us on a road sprayed by glyphosatesthermally managed or kept tidy by an altogether different method

This is the full conversation

Part I: Our History

Part I: Our History Part I: Our History, 22.89 MB
Tue 10 Nov 2020

Listen in to find out about the intricacies of the debate surrounding how we best manage weeds and vegetation in our urban setting. This is the first sub episode where we explore Tāmaki Makaurau's past relations and plans for weed management. 

Part II: Glyphosates

Part II: Glyphosates Part II: Glyphosates, 56.64 MB
Tue 10 Nov 2020

Listen in to find out about the intricacies of the debate surrounding how we best manage weeds and vegetation in our urban setting. This is the second sub episode where we explore the matter of glyphosates and what the controversy surrounding them is all about. 

Part III: Alternatives

Part III: Alternatives Part III: Alternatives, 15.56 MB
Tue 10 Nov 2020

Listen in to find out about the intricacies of the debate surrounding how we best manage weeds and vegetation in our urban setting. This is the third sub episode where we explore the alternative methods of weed management Tāmaki Makaurau has on offer.

Part IV: Thermal Management

Part IV: Thermal Management Part IV: Thermal Management, 59.43 MB
Tue 10 Nov 2020

Listen in to find out about the intricacies of the debate surrounding how we best manage weeds and vegetation in our urban setting. This is the final sub episode where we explore what thermal management is and how it can be implemented in Tāmaki Makaurau.