GESO: Hurunui Dambusters Protest

frank theriault knarftheriault at
Fri Oct 16 23:40:08 EDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM, David Mann <dmann at> wrote:
> A protest was held here today to oppose an irrigation scheme that's being
> put in on the Hurunui River in North Canterbury.  Dairy farming is making
> massive amounts of foreign exchange for our country but there's a bit of
> resentment about its environmental impact, so damming up a river for an
> irrigation project isn't the most popular of ideas.
> The protesters were mostly made up of kayakers, fishermen and environmental
> advocates.  The march ran along the Avon River from the Bridge of
> Remembrance to Victoria Square in Christchurch City.
> <>
> I don't consider this to be my best work but I did what I could given the
> conditions.  Sorry about the small size of the pics, I'm limited to a
> certain width & height and most of the photos were portrait orientation.
> The K10D showed itself once again to be a robust camera.  It wasn't fazed by
> the rain, and it came out muddy but undamaged when I slipped on the
> riverbank and landed sideways.  The hood broke off my lens (FA 24mm) and
> separated into two pieces.  Not the first time I've done that so I'll just
> glue it back together again.  My right arm still feels a bit strange and I'm
> expecting it to bruise tomorrow.

I think it's a terrific documentation of the event.

Very good gallery.


"Sharpness is a bourgeois concept."  -Henri Cartier-Bresson

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