I am sitting here at the computer looking out the window towards Lake Whatuma watching the rain continue to fall. We have had 30mm over the last 12 hours with more to come!! A real blessing as we in Hawke’s Bay, like many other regions, have experienced one of the driest autumns over the last 100 years. Climate change means we will be faced with increasingly less rainfall and warmer air temperatures. Wetlands need water to function and as one of our prime goals is to enhance and create wetlands our task is not getting any easier. We need to continue with this important work and encourage others to do likewise.
The annual DU conference at Taupo was a real success and it is always great to catch up with like minded people. For many of us it is the only time that we do meet and some of these friendships go back decades.