Posted on 16th May 2019 (this article was first published in the Otago Daily Times on the 23rd of February 2019)
by Scott Willis
Children think outside the box. That’s the reason Nasa pays attention to children’s designs for space ships: children’s creativity can open doorways. When Gareth Hughes MP opened the Waitati School solar array last October he was celebrating not only the first Otago solar school but also our local Enviroschool and it’s students as innovative trail-blazers and future leaders.
Posted on 14 March 2019
Burning the backs of my legs through wet jeans while sitting on top of the Conray was a moment I was proud to be a New Zealander. Electricity, generated by the mighty Clutha cascading through the turbines of the Roxburgh Dam, conveyed through transmission lines marching across the Lammerlaws and down via distribution lines from Three Mile Hill, and into the radiant coils. The generators, transmission and distribution lines, and heater all owned to some extent by us as part of a proud community.