Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, February 20th, 2017 - 13 comments
Te Tai Tokerau looks to be a hotly contested seat in the 2017 general election, and the Greens are entering the fray there for the first time, with new candidate Godfrey Rudolph.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 19th, 2017 - 11 comments
The Standard’s inaugural book club looks at E. F. Schumacher’s sustainability classic.
Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, February 17th, 2017 - 4 comments
Any sign of progress is welcome, but let’s hope English is not deliberately stringing along the Pike River families with false hope.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 17th, 2017 - 65 comments
Hey Bill English, it’s not the case that “no one could have anticipated the large-scale fire on the Port Hills”. Just about every relevant organisation could and did predict it. Most of the other predictions relating to climate change will come true too.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 16th, 2017 - 34 comments
It seems almost inevitable that the recent fires in Canterbury and the Hawkes Bay are the result of climate change and the harbingers of things to come.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 11th, 2017 - 45 comments
Clean, green farming is much better for our rivers, our land and our international reputation.
Written By: - Date published: 2:12 pm, February 9th, 2017 - 11 comments
Down South good things have been happening, and now they need a hand to keep their building.
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, January 27th, 2017 - 63 comments
“For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight.”
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, January 25th, 2017 - 100 comments
How do we feel about NZ becoming a lifeboat for the super-rich to run out on the problems that they created?
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 21st, 2017 - 105 comments
I want justice for the families of the worst workplace tragedy in decades. If New Zealanders choose to change the Government this year, Pike will be a priority in my first hundred days as Prime Minister.
Written By: - Date published: 10:51 pm, January 19th, 2017 - 41 comments
Some moment in time will be that moment in time when reality’s faced; when both actions and words accord with it. That moment might as well be this moment as opposed to any other.
Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, January 17th, 2017 - 114 comments
Climate change, Peak Oil, resource depletion. Some of our options are better than others.
Written By: - Date published: 10:46 am, January 13th, 2017 - 39 comments
Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter will be standing in the Mount Albert by-election to be held on 25 February
Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, January 5th, 2017 - 84 comments
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a free trip to the landfill and a subscription to the end of the world as we know it.
Written By: - Date published: 12:56 pm, January 1st, 2017 - 100 comments
My first degree about 35 years ago was in earth sciences. And one of my lifelong passions has been reading the history, prehistory, and evolutionary history of humans. The timescales give me an appreciation of the farcical attempts of humans to stop crapping in our narrow evolutionary space over the last century. We’re going to live in a hot hot world we weren’t evolved for.
Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, December 23rd, 2016 - 26 comments
President Donald Trump reckons that the US must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability to make the world come to its senses regarding nukes.
Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, December 18th, 2016 - 85 comments
Stuff this morning: “Lord of the Rings actor says NZ tourists shocked by polluted ‘sewer’ Middle-earth”
Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, December 18th, 2016 - 22 comments
Robert Guyton continues his series on life in a Riverton Food Forest.
Written By: - Date published: 3:47 pm, December 13th, 2016 - 48 comments
The Pike River families have presented expert reports at Parliament today to establish the mine is safe to re-enter.