Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, June 30th, 2022 - 12 comments
Sometimes the egregious spin gets too much. And when developers who want a compact urban form are telling Auckland Council that its plans are not working you know Auckland Council has a problem.
Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, June 21st, 2022 - 62 comments
Not content to stay in the North Atlantic, NATO is shortly about to reveal in Madrid its next ten-year plan to contain China. Jacinda Ardern will be there, who knows why. Are we nailing our colours to a flag at half-mast?
Written By: - Date published: 4:56 pm, June 19th, 2022 - 44 comments
Every part of our energy-dense life from plastic to tarmac to food to clothes to building materials is about to get smashed like we ain’t seen.
Written By: - Date published: 6:41 pm, June 18th, 2022 - 45 comments
RNZ’s “The Detail” asked are New Zealand’s sanctions against Russia working? They aren’t, but one detail we learnt that MFAT has 100 staff members assigned to sorting out their complications!! What a waste.
Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, June 14th, 2022 - 69 comments
The past couple of years has seen a significant increase in far right activity and rapidly increasing racism.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, June 10th, 2022 - 16 comments
The He Waka Eke Noa report recommends the introduction of farm-level split-gas levy on agricultural emissions. The anticipated savings are very small and reliant on Government proposals for the sector to reaching the Government target of 10% methane reduction. Are we really all in this together?
Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, June 7th, 2022 - 10 comments
Prince Louis and the perfect tweet.
Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, June 2nd, 2022 - 5 comments
Quick quiz on which New Zealand politicians led well on climate action in the past 15 years. Which New Zealand town is in a climate emergency today? And how our focus and voting matters if we want to avert climate disaster.
Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, May 30th, 2022 - 4 comments
New Zealand King Salmon has revealed that 42% of their salmon in warm water areas for the year ending January 2022 were just dead and chucked away. Salmon towed to cooler water had a lower rate of 37%. As SAFE points out if this had happened to a beef or dairy farmer they would be […]
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, May 30th, 2022 - 35 comments
“There isn’t enough water falling from the sky or pouring down Canterbury’s rivers to actually dilute the nitrate contamination produced by thousands of tonnes of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser and over a million dairy cows across the plains,” – Mike Joy
Written By: - Date published: 9:47 am, May 25th, 2022 - 36 comments
Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced funding to increase coastal shipping services in New Zealand in a move that will decrease highway congestion, reduce wear and tear on roads, improve employment, support regional development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, May 18th, 2022 - 48 comments
It’s the question that obsesses me, how to cultivate a deep cultural longing for a post-carbon, more just, more equal world?
– Transitions Town pioneer Rob Hopkins
Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, May 15th, 2022 - 9 comments
The Auckland mayoralty campaign promises to be a fascinating contest between a right winger promising to spend $1.5 million on the campaign and wants to turn sprinklers on the homeless and Efeso Collins who promises to run an inclusive respectful campaign.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, May 10th, 2022 - 33 comments
The climate crisis is no longer something that’s happening to someone else, somewhere else, at some point in the future. It’s happening to us. It’s happening here. It’s happening now. – James Shaw
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, May 8th, 2022 - 53 comments
Opposition to Auckland Council’s Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case appears to be motivated by the belief that plans to have more of the population walk and cycle instead of using cars will be unpopular. Overseas experience suggests that not only can these types of projects contribute significantly to sustainability but they can also be very popular.
Written By: - Date published: 2:15 pm, May 2nd, 2022 - 60 comments
Go you beautiful people!
Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, April 22nd, 2022 - 17 comments
It’s 2032, and we’re looking back at a decade of oil, climate and economic crisis, and how one city found a way through.
Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, April 13th, 2022 - 93 comments
What would our society, communities and lives look like in New Zealand if we weren’t so reliant on fossil fuels?
Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, April 13th, 2022 - 66 comments
Yesterday Chris Luxon showed the sensitivity and sophistication of someone who owns seven properties and at one stage had 6.1 million Air New Zealand shares by stating that he believed that at least some public transport services should not be supported and that public transport needs to stand on its own feet.
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, April 12th, 2022 - 122 comments
Worrying news has emerged that New Zealand officials sought along with other agricultural nations to remove references to the benefits of consuming plant based foods on climate change from the IPCC report summary.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, April 11th, 2022 - 87 comments
It’s time to act as if our lives depend on it.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, April 6th, 2022 - 55 comments
That IPCC report telling it like it is. Ball is in our court.
Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, April 4th, 2022 - 44 comments
It’s time to act as if our lives depend on it. Here are the things we can do and we can require government and business to do.
Written By: - Date published: 5:22 pm, April 3rd, 2022 - 147 comments
If you’re out there in ZB land and believe that water management should be democratically elected, you won’t find respite here. Local Government has done a terrible job dealing with water and change is urgently needed.
Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, March 29th, 2022 - 10 comments
It’s time to act as if our lives depend on it.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 22nd, 2022 - 88 comments
There is only so much New Zealand and its government can do to soften the blows of the instability that are besetting the world. And the problem is without dramatic change New Zealand will remain one of the most car-addicted, petrol reliant societies on earth for several decades to come.