Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, November 22nd, 2017 - 9 comments
The Queensland election is turning into one of those rare and weird ones in which a large-scale environment-versus-economy fight looms largest.
Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, November 12th, 2017 - 83 comments
Herald lifestyle columnist has published two recent opinion pieces, the first wondering if Jacinda Ardern will be able to address the many and varied problems the country faces and the second suggesting that the Government is under the control of the extreme right. Can he please make up his mind.
Written By: - Date published: 3:58 pm, November 2nd, 2017 - 77 comments
National’s Parliamentary list has been announced. The big mover is Judith Collins who has jumped 7 places to number 9 and she is on the front bench.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, October 30th, 2017 - 10 comments
A new report from the Deep South National Science Challenge highlights the infrastructure issues and that adaptation could require significant and expensive changes to stormwater and wastewater networks.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 29th, 2017 - 123 comments
Why statistics? Some speculation as to how this fits together with James Shaw’s other portfolios, and what the motivations and goals were taking up what is seemingly a minor ministerial position as part of a confidence and supply agreement.
Written By: - Date published: 1:53 pm, October 27th, 2017 - 98 comments
Sorry about the title. But seriously, what other reaction is there?
Written By: - Date published: 6:28 am, October 27th, 2017 - 194 comments
Our land needs threefold protection.
Written By: - Date published: 4:30 pm, October 25th, 2017 - 4 comments
The Australian Government just released this ad about the Great Australian Bight and it’s surprisingly honest and informative. 🌎🐋
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, October 25th, 2017 - 55 comments
National’s roads of national significance programme looks to be no more with an early casualty being the East West Link in Auckland, which per kilometre was destined to be the most expensive transport project the world has ever seen.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 24th, 2017 - 42 comments
Yum! That would make for generations of ecstatic kids, no?
Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, October 23rd, 2017 - 50 comments
This post is too long to read. Its purpose is to serve as reference material, a “one stop” snapshot of where we are as a country. The mess that the new government inherits. The consequences of the nine long wasted years of National. The magnitude of the challenge ahead of us.
Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, October 20th, 2017 - 8 comments
Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, October 19th, 2017 - 1 comment
The University has a 3 year plan to decrease its carbon fuel use.
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, October 4th, 2017 - 25 comments
I suspect that ETS has become a political football in the next parliament, but probably not part of a coalition agreement with either National or Labour. My guess is that both NZ First and the Greens will want it off the table unless it is agreed that it will go. That leaves them able to vote against further stupid patches being added to it.
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: 8:27 am, October 2nd, 2017 - 194 comments
In a sign of desperation Bill English rang Winston Peters on the weekend but the call was not answered. Clearly National realises that waiting for the special votes to be released will significantly weaken its bargaining position.
Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, September 28th, 2017 - 50 comments
You can stop the silly chat now media – the Greens can’t go into coalition with National because of their members, their social polices… but mainly because of their environmental policies.
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, September 27th, 2017 - 116 comments
During the election campaign elements of the farming community protested the possibility of a water tax and of farming being in the ETS on the basis the sector could not afford it. In awkward news it has since come to light that the Chief Executive of Fonterra and senior executives are being paid huge salaries.
Written By: - Date published: 6:55 pm, September 19th, 2017 - 18 comments
Event at Auckland Uni and live streamed, the major political parties debate the climate with Rod Oram as MC.
Written By: - Date published: 3:57 pm, September 18th, 2017 - 25 comments
Despite assurances from industry and council, there are still unanswered questions about the environmental impact at the Ruakaka oil leak.
Written By: - Date published: 3:49 pm, September 18th, 2017 - 105 comments
The farmers’ protest in Morrinsville today unfortunately shows that we have made no progress in the 15 years since Bill English attacked the wrong PM with his “mad cow” insult. Meanwhile the effects of climate change have got worse, our options for dealing with it have got fewer, and the Nats don’t want you to know about $19bn of NZ property at risk.
Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, September 18th, 2017 - 210 comments
This isn’t what we meant by keep it in the ground.
Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, September 12th, 2017 - 9 comments
The first contender has declared, albeit so far in a humorous manner. Less humorous has been the hurricanes that have been hitting southern states this season. You can understand why the oil industries anti-scientist Scott Pruitt that Trump put in charge of the EPA doesn’t want to talk about it.
Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, September 11th, 2017 - 75 comments
Voting has opened for advance votes and the expectation is that it will be pretty heavy prior to polling day over the next couple of weeks. I’ll be out there voting today for Jacinda Arden as my local MP, and for the Greens as my party vote.
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: 10:05 am, September 8th, 2017 - 120 comments
Jacinda Ardern has released Labour’s climate change policy – including zero net carbon emissions by 2050. Jacinda has called climate change “my generation’s nuclear-free moment”.
Written By: - Date published: 1:01 pm, September 5th, 2017 - 45 comments
Relentlessly positive will help us change the government. Then what?
Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, August 31st, 2017 - 5 comments
Denis Tegg reports that the Government is hiding a second critical report on climate change until after the election.
Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, August 26th, 2017 - 48 comments
“The Act will mean that climate targets are legally binding, and the Government will be obliged to have a detailed plan about exactly how it will meet those targets, detail that has been desperately missing under National. This is what real action on climate change looks like.”