Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, June 25th, 2018 - 59 comments
The Ministry for the Environment has released a discussion paper on a Zero Carbon Bill. But one proposal is to exempt methane which would mean that effectively half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gasses would not be subject to limitation.
Written By: - Date published: 7:28 am, June 15th, 2018 - 152 comments
Eugenie Sage has been criticised for granting OIO consent to the foreign buy out of a water bottling company and a piece of sensitive land. But from the looks of the details that have been released she may have had no choice.
Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, May 29th, 2018 - 166 comments
Not just, ‘we’ve got to make the good outweigh the bad’. I mean: why should dairy farming exist here?
Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, March 1st, 2018 - 27 comments
Being anti-plastic is all the rage these days. How might business respond?
Written By: - Date published: 2:16 pm, February 15th, 2018 - 74 comments
Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, February 9th, 2018 - 52 comments
New Zealand only has two businesses of world-competitive scale that are also majority owned by New Zealanders: Fonterra, and Fletcher Building. And they appear to have lost their way and put much of their value and our wellbeing at risk.
Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, February 7th, 2018 - 13 comments
The New Zealand Government has rejected the OIO’s proposal to allow Bathurst to purchase DOC land for coal mining purposes. And in Australia the Queensland Labor Government is working out how it can back out of an agreement to permit the Adani coal mine to proceed.
Written By: - Date published: 2:11 pm, January 21st, 2018 - 33 comments
A feature in yesterday’s Domion Post Weekend lays bare the extent of the scandalous selloff of huge tracts of our high country. The tenure review of the high country has been conducted since 1992 to privatise some of the land and also bringing parts into the conservation estate. The process has been followed by both National and Labour governments.
Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, December 6th, 2017 - 43 comments
Guest post by Ed about the intellectual rigour of George Monbiot and David Attenborough and the rater strange response of Barry Soper.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, November 6th, 2017 - 94 comments
In recent years Labour has allowed National to dominate rural politics. Maybe it is time for Labour to think about reaching out to rural voters and suggest to them that a progressive vote is in their interests.
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, October 29th, 2017 - 197 comments
Let’s clear up some misconceptions about the Green Party’s Conservation Policy.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 3rd, 2017 - 91 comments
Climate, water, conservation. Whoever forms government now has a citizenry with high expectations for the environment.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 15th, 2017 - 15 comments
The inaugural Critic and Conscience of Society Award is given to Dr Mike Joy, and protestors take their protest to Environment Canterbury .
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 11th, 2017 - 67 comments
The Greens have a comprehensive, detailed plan for NZ on what to do about climate change that works through transforming the economy, ending poverty, and protecting the environment.
Written By: - Date published: 10:35 am, August 31st, 2017 - 25 comments
In Government the the Greens will create a blue whale sanctuary and a local ecotourism industry – to replace seabed mining and oil and gas.
Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, August 9th, 2017 - 76 comments
Labour has announced its water policy. Details include higher swimming water quality standards, a work task force to get young people off the dole replanting riperian margins and charges for commercial consumers with the royalties being paid to regional councils.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, August 8th, 2017 - 22 comments
Act has announced a policy that would undermine current protection given to the Waitakere Ranges. If it gets a chance …
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: 9:00 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: 8:15 am, July 10th, 2017 - 19 comments
Thirty two years ago today the French Government committed an act of Terrorism on New Zealand soil on a peaceful organisation dedicated to protecting our environment.
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: 9:30 am, June 25th, 2017 - 9 comments
Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand and supported by Forest and Bird have proposed that a new National Park including the Remarkables be created.
Written By: - Date published: 11:59 am, June 13th, 2017 - 64 comments
Modern Day Land Grab or Treaty Settlement?
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, June 10th, 2017 - 12 comments
Seven steps to reclaiming our lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers.