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New Zealanders willing to pay tax to protect dolphins

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:57 +1200 | Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

A report released this week shows a large majority of New Zealanders want Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins protected and they are prepared to pay for it. More >>

Schools would welcome solar power

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:20:45 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes schools would welcome the opportunity to save money on power bills through the Greens’ Solar in Schools policy. More >>

Swift Opens Branch In New Zealand

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:48:25 +1200 | Swift Worldwide Resources

Swift Worldwide Resources ( ), the premier supplier of manpower resources to the oil and gas industry, has opened an office in New Plymouth, the major city in the Taranaki Region of New Zealand. This new office ...More >>

Candidate welcomes award of platinum exploration permits

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:59:40 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Clutha-Southland National candidate Todd Barclay has welcomed the Government’s decision to award Lynx Platinum Limited two exploration permits in Southland. Mr Barclay said the minerals industry is an important part of New Zealand’s economy ...More >>

SolarCity welcomes Greens plan to make schools solar hubs

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:24 +1200 | SolarCity

Andrew Booth, CEO of New Zealand’s leading solar power company SolarCity welcomes the Green Party’s policy to help schools go solar. After in depth consultation with schools during 2013, SolarCity launched the Solar Schools initiative, to help ...More >>

Solar in Schools launch – Dr Russel Norman

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:34:21 +1200 | Green Party

Congratulations to all of you for Laingholm’s Green-Gold Enviro school status. No mean feat and clearly the result of a lot of hard work. And big congratulations to Oliver, William, Josh and the rest of the Year 6 kids who’ve been leading the ...More >>

Green Party launches Solar in Schools policy

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:15:05 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party will help schools install solar and save money on their power bills by investing $20 million into solar PV systems in schools. The $20 million is expected to: Help around 500 schools install solar over three years • Result in 6.7MW of ...More >>

National refuses meeting with Maui’s advocates

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:41:14 +1200 | Green Party

National has refused a briefing from a group of Maui’s dolphins experts, whose research shows 80 per cent of New Zealanders want greater protection for the critically endangered dolphin, the Green Party said today.More >>

NZ farmers miss out on a $120 million a year windfall

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:41:32 +1200 | University of Canterbury

New Zealand farmers would be paid to pollute if they participated in the country’s emissions trading scheme under current policy settings, University of Canterbury forestry expert Professor Euan Mason says.More >>

KASM to fight seabed mining decision appeal

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:25:37 +1200 | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) today notified the High Court of its intention to join the EPA in opposing an appeal by Trans Tasman Resources against the EPA’s decision to refuse consent for the country’s first seabed mining proposal.More >>

Australia Gets Another Competitive Advantage

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:57:47 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the news that the Australian Senate has voted to abolish Australia’s carbon tax, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

No excuse for power price hikes

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:08:06 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest electricity price hike, coming as it does during the coldest winter months, will once again hit hardest those least able to afford it – the elderly and those on low incomes, Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer says.More >>

Latest power price data shows National has failed families

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:40:20 +1200 | Green Party

Latest data showing New Zealanders’ power bills have risen 2.3 percent in the last year show National has failed families and households, the Green Party said today. More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes aspects of new Internet Party policy

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:14:13 +1200 | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes several aspects of the Internet Party’s new environment manifesto. Its policies cover fracking, deep sea oil drilling, and freshwater management - amongst others.More >>

Taranaki’s first Oil/Gas marine consent – a death knell

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:07:38 +1200 | Climate Justice Taranaki

Austrian oil giant OMV’s application to drill up to seven new wells from its Maari platform is the first oil/gas marine consent being processed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) under the EEZ and Continental Shelf Act.More >>

Forest & Bird launches On the Block campaign

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:07:14 +1200 | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is putting up for sale signs to highlight the ongoing, unprecedented sell-off of the rights to frack, log, drill and mine New Zealand’s public conservation land.More >>

Labour's mates attack Regional New Zealand

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:52:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

There would be a bleak future for New Zealand's regions if a Labour/Greens/Internet/Mana Party coalition became Government after the next election, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.More >>

Dam crumbles as another investor drops out

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:13:03 +1200 | Green Party

With yet another investor pulling out of the Ruataniwha Dam project, it’s time for the Regional Council to pull the plug on the polluting project, the Green Party said today.More >>

The Nation 12,13 July: Poverty, Offshore Drilling, Regions

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:21:04 +1200 | The Nation

Then as it tries to balance environmental concerns with jobs, Labour energy spokesperson David Shearer reveals his party’s new policy on offshore drilling. More >>

Smart meters are plain dumb

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:07:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand has some of the dumbest electricity 'smart' meters in the world, says Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer. More >>


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