Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, July 25th, 2017 - 94 comments
Mike Hosking does not want there to be a debate on how much he earns from TVNZ and thinks that there would be an adverse irrational response from the public if the information was released. This is the best reason yet why disclosure should occur.
Written By: - Date published: 6:58 am, July 25th, 2017 - 25 comments
National appear to be completely uninterested in spending Aucklander’s transport taxes on Auckland. Instead they want to put in roads that have no economic measurable benefits for Auckland except to increase the road congesting trucks on our roads. Why do National hate Auckland?
Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, July 23rd, 2017 - 50 comments
What to do with all the water falling from the sky? Some choices are smarter than others.
Written By: - Date published: 9:43 pm, July 21st, 2017 - 22 comments
Evacuations are now happening throughout Otago and Canterbury, with more rain expected over night and into Saturday.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, July 21st, 2017 - 29 comments
The catholic bishops of Aotearoa have released a pamphlet urging parishoners to vote. And apart from conservative positions on euthenasia and drug liberalisation the policies they support have a decidedly progressive bent.
Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, July 18th, 2017 - 73 comments
David Seymour has managed to make the most stupid statement by a politician this year, and it is only just over half way through.
Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, July 17th, 2017 - 77 comments
The 2017 election campaign has been set alight by the Greens adopting brave policies that Jeremy Corbyn would be proud of and NZ First adopting policies that would meet with Donald Trump’s approval.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 16th, 2017 - 10 comments
Meet Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and original negotiator behind the Paris Agreement. She’s co-signed an article, published in Nature and signed by over 60 scientists as well as business leaders and other ‘pillars of the global community’ that headlines – “Three years to safeguard our climate”
Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, July 15th, 2017 - 18 comments
The Greens commit to making NZ carbon-neutral by 2050.
Written By: - Date published: 2:21 pm, July 15th, 2017 - 25 comments
The text of James Shaw’s speech to the Greens Conference focussing on the Green’s policy response to Climate Change.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, July 14th, 2017 - 54 comments
The proposed Waimea Dam in Nelson is attracting opposition from the Green Party but support from the Labour Party. Is there such a thing as a good dam project?
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, July 12th, 2017 - 52 comments
Forest and Bird: ““The Government is seeking to give themselves the powers to push through controversial and damaging projects that would otherwise fail because they breach environmental limits.”
Written By: - Date published: 3:26 pm, July 9th, 2017 - 117 comments
As part of their water policy the Greens intend to charge bottling companies for water take, and to put a moratorium on new bottling plants until NZ decides what is the best way to protect our water. They also want to improve regulations across the board to make drinking water safe.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, July 9th, 2017 - 21 comments
The Government has responded to the Supreme Court decision which puts a halt on the Ruataniwha Dam by claiming wrongly that the protected land was of low quality and by stating that a law change, possibly retrospective, will occur.
Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, July 9th, 2017 - 53 comments
I/S at No Right Turn writes: “Fossil fuels are the primary cause of climate change. A significant chunk of those fossil fuels are burned in cars, so if we want to beat climate change, we need to stop doing that. And today, the French government signalled that it would do just that, announcing that it would ban the sale of petrol and diesel-fuelled cars by 2040″
Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, July 8th, 2017 - 41 comments
A Newshub article where Nick Smith contradicts the Police and Solid Energy about the existence of video showing a body in Pike River has disappeared …
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, July 8th, 2017 - 17 comments
There’s a very good / depressing long read in The Guardian on the dangerous “weaponising” of cynicism by climate change deniers. One of the most interesting sections was a discussion of the way that voters are more forgiving of lies than hypocrisy.
Written By: - Date published: 2:36 pm, July 5th, 2017 - 79 comments
Written By: - Date published: 6:34 am, July 5th, 2017 - 71 comments
The company behind the attempted water extraction operation in Ashburton is now trying to build the largest production bottling plant in the southern hemisphere in Waikato.
Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, July 3rd, 2017 - 18 comments
The scientific data clearly shows that the New Zealand Government needs to be doing a lot more than it’s doing at the moment. It is dragging the chain as far as the rest of the world is concerned.
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, July 2nd, 2017 - 148 comments
This time last year, there was a smattering of posts put up about average global ocean and land surface temperatures. They didn’t make for comfortable reading.
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, June 28th, 2017 - 19 comments
What to do when your future’s at risk and your government doesn’t care.
Written By: - Date published: 6:19 am, June 28th, 2017 - 4 comments
“Climate change is a medical emergency – and our government’s inaction threatens New Zealanders’ wellbeing, both now and into the future.”