Lake Rotorua Short Films
Motu has created two short films to illustrate some of the issues around declining water quality in Lake Rotorua.
The films feature dairy farmer Jamie Paterson from Hamurana, north-east of Lake Rotorua, and three Maori landowners and caretakers from Te Arawa, tangata whenua in the Rotorua region. All have knowledge of the prototype system through their involvement in our stakeholder group, the Nutrient Trading Study Group, but were free to present their own views of the proposed system and its implications. We commissioned Jess Feast, a Wellington filmmaker, to conduct the interviews and create the films.
The films do not promote the nutrient trading system. We have created them to deepen understanding, so that people in the Rotorua catchment are better equipped to choose between different options for addressing lake water quality. Environment Bay of Plenty will decide later this year whether to actively consider replacing their existing nutrient regulation with a catchment-wide trading system. Read more about Nutrient Trading in the Lake Rotorua Catchment, and see our environmental trading game, which gives hands-on experience of trading in environmental markets.
We have also written a brief introductory slideshow for people less familiar with the water quality problem.
Posted 19-Jun-2009 by motuadmin