Written By: - Date published: 1:05 pm, July 28th, 2017 - 15 comments
It’s time to put our money and resources where our hearts and minds and values are.
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: 2:36 pm, July 5th, 2017 - 79 comments
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, July 1st, 2017 - 18 comments
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.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 23rd, 2017 - 56 comments
the Government can’t always be trusted to act in the best interests of the people or the planet
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, June 6th, 2017 - 8 comments
Green Party Spokesperson for Water, Catherine Delahunty, has been down South as part of the Greens’ Swimmable Rivers Tour. She reports on restoration of the Mataura River, farmers doing the right thing, and the community being further ahead than the government on water.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, May 22nd, 2017 - 91 comments
A Christchurch community group has come out with an outstanding solution for what to do with red zone land that is currently unusable.
Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, April 28th, 2017 - 14 comments
Discussions of the MfE Our Fresh Water 2017 report to be held in workshop that excludes the public and the media.
Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, April 20th, 2017 - 78 comments
Lots to like in The Greens’ new power policy.
Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, April 16th, 2017 - 100 comments
Higgins: “Water quality should be a massive issue this election. Some friends, who are the kind of dyed-in-the-wool National supporters who call everyone else a loony leftie, now say water quality will guide their vote and it can’t possibly go to National.”…
Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, April 14th, 2017 - 10 comments
A model for a sustainable economy. Something to ponder on a wet holiday weekend.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, March 29th, 2017 - 47 comments
The Trump regime has begun the process of dismantling environmental protections in America, including those designed to limit carbon emissions / climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, March 26th, 2017 - 26 comments
Peak oil is being talked again with suggestions that it may be only 5 years away. And Saudi Arabia’s Aramco is thinking of starting to divest itself of its petroleum assets.
Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, March 24th, 2017 - 52 comments
Environmental activist Michael Tavares request for an exceptional circumstances grant of citizenship has been refused by this Government whereas right wing libertarian Peter Thiel’s request for an exceptional circumstances grant of citizenship was granted. Why the difference?
Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 40 comments
New Zealand is about to reach the limits of growth.
Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, March 21st, 2017 - 2 comments
“Imagine a country which respects the living planet; whose people enjoy fair land tenure, good housing, good health, wholesome food, a rewarding livelihood, free education, a compassionate justice system, and an adequate income: a country with an inclusive democracy grounded in vibrant communities.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, March 19th, 2017 - 31 comments
What if our production methods were designed to produce health, beauty, and permanence?
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, March 17th, 2017 - Comments Off on TS Book Club this Sunday
We will be discussing Small is Beautiful – Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher.
Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, March 14th, 2017 - 32 comments
In a functioning democracy Nick Smith’s handling of the Resource Management Bill should result in him losing his ministerial warrant.
Written By: - Date published: 3:08 pm, February 28th, 2017 - 14 comments
Under the new standards we have up to a 1 in 6 risk of serious infection at the times that we actually swim in rivers, and Smith is trying to hide this fact by fudging around with year-long averages. David Parker’s analysis yesterday was bang on.