Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, February 15th, 2019 - 29 comments
Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage has ended the policy of tenure review, under which large tracts of land were privatised and onsold for huge profits and sensitive ecological areas wrecked.
Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, February 11th, 2019 - 195 comments
No friends National’s sock puppet party has now been announced.
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, February 1st, 2019 - 62 comments
Simon Wilson has suggested that the only way National may have to establish a Blue Green presence in Parliament is to offer them the seat of Epsom.
Written By: - Date published: 3:14 pm, January 29th, 2019 - 48 comments
Does the West Coast Regional Council actually exist? Te Reo Putake’s submission on the Zero Carbon Bill says the science is unproven.
Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, January 6th, 2019 - 146 comments
Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 2nd, 2019 - 257 comments
How do you reconcile your desire to do what you can about climate change with taking air travel?
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, December 16th, 2018 - 94 comments
In a powerful speech a young 15 year old woman from Sweden has told the world’s leaders why action against climate change is urgent and that if the political system is preventing the necessary action from being taken then it is time for system change.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, November 2nd, 2018 - 35 comments
In the United Kingdom, Extinction Rebellion, a new mass direct-action group modeled on Occupy, has emerged with the goal of forcing the Government to take urgent action on climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, October 9th, 2018 - 139 comments
Get ready, according to the AA, for petrol at $3 a liter for Christmas.
Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, October 8th, 2018 - 46 comments
The Government is consulting on changes to the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill to prevent further offshore drilling permits being issued. Locally the right are saying it will make things worse. And in the US of A the Trump administration has conceded that out of control climate change is inevitable.
Written By: - Date published: 1:38 pm, September 26th, 2018 - 157 comments
National has launched an online petition against the culling of Tahrs, an animal that has been culled for years pursuant to a plan that was finalised by National in 1993.
Written By: - Date published: 2:35 pm, August 17th, 2018 - 26 comments
With the change in Government and ever increasing costs of construction it appears that the Waimea dam project in Tasman District is going to be scuppered.
Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, June 25th, 2018 - 88 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: 10:09 am, June 18th, 2018 - 94 comments
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has incurred attacks from the right by refusing to allow the desecration of conservation land on the West Coast.
Written By: - Date published: 7:28 am, June 15th, 2018 - 154 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: 7:17 am, June 1st, 2018 - 19 comments
Central and local Government have announced new funding for projects to preserve and enhance the natural environment in Taranaki.
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: 9:14 am, May 24th, 2018 - 21 comments
Is NZ’s fishing industry just a domestic version of the tobacco companies? And how much would that really matter?
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.