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Regenerative Conversations

A For The Love of Bees and 95bFM collaborative project. 


Regenerative Conversations seeks to be a living archive of current and past sustainability issues, future solutions and the voices leading and supporting a path towards a more sustainable Aotearoa..



Monthly, we will look into the core sustainability issues, seek to find thought leaders, locally affected peoples [manawhenua and tauiwi alike], alternative vision holders and those just doing the mahi in their field to help solve Aotearoa's sustainability issues. 

We will inquire into our country's innovations, our collaboration and what it means to restore wellbeing, wairua or hauora, to our ecologies.  


We will look into 12 different areas over the course of the series, so keep an eye out to find out more. 

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.