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What are Ngāti Kahungunu water rights and interests

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:59:24 +1300 | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Central to the Ngāti Kahungunu position on our water rights and interests is our desire to work towards the Kahungunu 25 year vision Kahungunu 2026, “to enhance the mana and well-being of Ngāti Kahungunu”. Access to healthy water is an important ...More >>

Bridges: Speech to 2014 New Zealand Petroleum Summit

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:29:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Our abundance of energy and minerals resources provides us with unique opportunities to build the New Zealand economy. Over the past three years the Government has made significant changes to how the sector is regulated. We’ve done the groundwork necessary ...More >>

Police remove banner at Statoil Offices in Wellington

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:45:58 +1300 | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington hung a banner at 9:30 this morning at the Statoil office headquarters in Wellington as the Petroleum Summit opened in Auckland. The banner, which read 'Statoil out of Northland: Stop Deep Sea Oil', has now been removed by police.More >>

Free Roman blinds now installed free, October only

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:02:56 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council’s eco design advisor, Nelson Lebo, is offering to deliver and install Roman blinds from the Red Cross Curtain Bank (26B Domain Street) free of charge during the month of October.More >>

Disruptive Technology or Sensible Solution?

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:30:48 +1200 | Dee and Steve West

The West family have been driving electric vehicles for over two years now. In that time they have driven their full EV cars (a 2012 Nissan Leaf and a 2012 Tesla Roadster) a combined 60,000km. They have avoided using 6,000 litres of petrol ($12,500 worth).More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Climate summit, paracetamol-ADHD link, SAVVY

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:09:14 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Climate Summit; Science Radar; Paracetamol & ADHD; Science Media SAVVY; Quoted; Friday video; Policy news; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

University a finalist in Australasian sustainability awards

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:00:13 +1200 | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Green Gown Awards Australasia. The university is one of four finalists in the Best Newcomer category for its programme “Waste Innovation, from campus to community: using waste ...More >>

Energy Quarterly: Renewable Electricity Generation Rising

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:46:24 +1200 | MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the June quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. More >>

Sustainability award selection for University of Auckland

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:00:26 +1200 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is a finalist for the 2014 Green Gown Awards Australasia. The awards recognise excellence in sustainability and environmental performance improvement. This success was gained in the category for “Continuous Improvement - Institutional ...More >>

NZ fossil fuel industry admits days are numbered

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:28:06 +1200 | Green Party

The oil and gas industry’s acknowledgment that fossil fuels’ days are numbered has left National isolated in its refusal to work towards a clean energy future, the Green Party said today. The new chief executive of the Petroleum Exploration ...More >>

Mass Climate Protest Disrupts Wall St Financial District

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:41:58 +1200 | Flood Wall Street

Photo link See also - photo: Jordan Mammo on Twitter: "Police have arrested the polar bear #FloodWallStreet" More >>

Kia Lifts It Green Game

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:02:39 +1200 | Kia Motors

Kia Motors is raising the stakes as one of the world’s leading green car producers. Two years after breaking into the 100 Best Global Green Brands, Kia has now moved well inside the top 50 and it plans to move even higher. Latest rankings show Kia ...More >>

Official Crowd Count: 310,000+ Join NYC Climate March

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:41:43 +1200 | People's Climate March

NEW YORK — An official count conducted at the People’s Climate March in New York City showed that over 310,000 people participated in the largest climate rally in history–more than tripling pre-march estimates of 100,000. Around the world, hundreds ...More >>

Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:51 +1200 | Gareth Morgan Foundation

Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus on dirty politics and spying, and not a lot on policy. With election day looming, Gareth Morgan is calling for people to refocus on the issues. More >>

Corporate Personhood is the Ebola Virus of Climate Chaos

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:37:18 +1200 | Solartopia

Corporate Personhood is the Ebola Virus of Climate Chaos By Harvey Wasserman 19 September 2014 More >>

Why power prices matter

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:12:25 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

News that the CEO of Contact Energy is now earning $1.7 million a year, or $33,000 a week, has shocked many New Zealanders and reinforces the urgent need for Labour’s NZ Power policy, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Par-ker says.More >>

Feedback sought on Council plans for growth

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:59:57 +1200 | Wellington City Council

An extra 50,000 people are expected to be living in Wellington City in 30 years’ time and planning is well under way to make sure the new housing and services they will need are sustainably developed in areas that will benefit the city most.More >>

Call to action on climate change and health

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:31:01 +1200 | OraTaiao

Ten New Zealand health organisations have released a joint ‘Call to Action on Climate Change and Health’ today. More >>

The Top of the South joins the global call for 100% clean

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:23:43 +1200 | Nelson People's Climate March

At 2pm residents and visitors of the Nelson Region will gather at Millers Acre and march down Trafalgar Street to join in the millions-strong call for a 100% clean energy future.More >>

More oil company subsidies, power price increases under Nats

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:13:15 +1200 | Green Party

Power prices are set to rise further under National along with our carbon emissions, as outlined in its Energy and Resources policy announced this morning, the Green Party said today.More >>


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