30.10.18

Check out Million Metres’ new animated short film

Million Metres new animated short film exposes the ‘naked truth’: we’ve cut down 75% of New Zealand’s native bush to make way for development and agriculture. This is impacting the health of our waterways.

Have you heard of Misadventures with Josh and Mearle on TVNZ? They travel around New Zealand (often on roller blades) visiting the people and places that make this country unique.

Not surprisingly, they are constantly jumping in rivers, swimming in lakes and getting a heck of a lot of enjoyment out of New Zealand’s waterways.

Recently they joined us in the recording studio to put the finishing touches on Million Metres’ new animated short film. We’re pretty chuffed with the final result.

The short film exposes the ‘naked truth’: we’ve cut down 75% of New Zealand’s native bush to make way for development and agriculture. This is impacting the health of our waterways.

There’s a clear solution though: join Kiwis and businesses around the country by donating to a planting project today!

There are currently nine planting projects from seven regions around the country fundraising with us. From a family farm in the Hawke’s Bay that is tackling erosion into the Porangahau River, to a local community group in Wanaka that wants to ensure the pristine, clean water coming from the Southern Alps stays that way. The projects come in all shapes and sizes, but they all include people who are doing the hard yards to take care of their local waterways. Click here to learn more about our current projects.

This work is going to take all of us, individuals and businesses alike. If your business is interested in playing a part, contact info@millionmetres.org.nz.

The video is on Million Metres’ Facebook page. Please help us share it far and wide.

Thanks so much to Borderless Productions for bringing our vision to life, and thanks to Josh & Mearle for giving it a voice!