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Federated Farmers "Resilient Agri-business" Conference

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 17:23:53 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Massey Professor Ralph Sims challenged Federated Farmers National Conference today that New Zealand is not doing enough to mitigate and adapt to climate change. More >>

It’s time for hard decisions in the Bay

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:09:07 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ruataniwha dam project is turning into a huge white elephant as the economics fail to stack up, says Labour’s Water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri. “Ruataniwha simply doesn’t make economic sense when you look at other major irrigation schemes ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Tiwai Point, and saying “No” in Greece

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:45:03 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good sign for (a) the jobs of the workers affected or (b) for the New Zealand taxpayer. Either Rio Tinto is angling for another ...More >>

National’s $10.5b transport spend will increase pollution

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:12:29 +1200 | Green Party

The National Government is spending its Land Transport Fund primarily on carbon-polluting transport infrastructure, rather than building a clean, balanced and efficient system for the 21st century, the Green Party said today.More >>

Two young Kiwis chosen to become Future Energy Leaders

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:00:34 +1200 | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is pleased to announce two young New Zealanders are on their way to becoming the next generation of energy leaders,capable of solving the world’s most pressing challenges around energy and sustainability.More >>

Tukituki decision a win-win for environment & economy

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:22:52 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased the Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has released a decision that has allowed for both the environment and economy to prosper. More >>

Final conditions at Ruataniwha Dam

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:48:12 +1200 | Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the rejection of changes to the consent conditions being sought by backers of the Ruataniwha Dam in Hawke's Bay. The Board of Inquiry found the changes would “undermine the environmental outcome the condition seeks ...More >>

Tough bar set for Ruataniwha dam

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:23:36 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s final decision by the Tukituki Catchment Board of Inquiry is good news for the river and the environment, says Labour’s Water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri. More >>

Real threat to security is Govt climate policy

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:54:11 +1200 | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today congratulated the Greenpeace climbers on the roof of Parliament drawing attention to the lack of Government action on climate change. More >>

Photos (and MP Tweets): Climate Protest On Parliament Roof

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:14:32 +1200 | Lyndon Hood

Protesters have scaled the Parliament building this morning to protest the Government's climate policy.More >>

Activists scale Parliament House to expose National failure

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:07:44 +1200 | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wellington, June 25: Four Greenpeace campaigners have evaded security and climbed to the roof of Parliament House with a delivery of eight solar panels. They also plan to unfurl a large banner targeting the Prime Minister.More >>

Norwegian consultant admonished over Sarawak dams

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:43 +1200 | Bruno Manser Fonds

Last year, Norconsult refused to talk to dam-affected indigenous people from Malaysia waiting at their door – following a NGO complaint, Norconsult admits lack of due diligence in OECD mediation More >>

Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:26:57 +1200 | Deloitte

Minister of Energy and Resources Hon Simon Bridges states, “The New Zealand energy sector is an essential part of the country’s infrastructure. It is the key to increasing our national wealth”. Today the announcement of the finalists of the 2015 Deloitte ...More >>

Catherine Austin Fitts: Pope Francis - Care for Our Common Home

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:46:04 +1200 | Catherine Austin Fitts

A Papal Encyclical is a letter concerning Catholic doctrine which is circulated by the Pope. This week, Pope Francis published a new Encyclical: Laudato Si’ of the Holy Father Francis – Care for Our Common Home .More >>

General Electric’s 10-year Safety Milestone in Nigeria

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:11:56 +1200 | African Press Organisation

LAGOS, Nigeria, June 22, 2015/ -- General Electric (NYSE: GE) ( ) has recorded another milestone in its Oil and Gas facility in Onne, Rivers State exhibiting an exceptional safety record. In the last 10 years of operations, GE has ...More >>

Q+A: NZers are paying too much for power says Stuart Nash

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:34:50 +1200 | TVNZ

New Zealanders are paying too much for power says Stuart Nash. Labour’s Energy spokesperson Stuart Nash told TV One’s Q+A programme “let’s come back to the original problem that we were trying to solve, and that is we believe that New Zealanders ...More >>

How Much Energy Does The Super Bowl Use?

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:29:00 +1200 |

In the pantheon of American culture, no event is more iconic and distinctly American than the Super Bowl. Like all things American, the Super Bowl is huge, expensive, and a source of incredible passion for fans. Just running a 30-second commercial ...More >>

Whanganui District weather event

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 11:48:02 +1200 | Wanganui District Council

The Whanganui River flood has been assessed as an 85-year flood, the largest ever recorded in Whanganui. The river level has stabilised and no significant increase in flooding is expected. We are expecting the river water to start abating between ...More >>

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival Street Parade

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:27:17 +1200 | Queenstown Winter Festival

Photo: American Express Queenstown Winter Festival Street Parade New high resolution media images from today’s American Express Queenstown Winter Festival Street Parade have been posted to this link:More >>

Pope’s encyclical highlights moral imperatives on climate

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:03:27 +1200 | Generation Zero

Youth climate change movement Generation Zero has welcomed Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change , released last night New Zealand time, which calls for urgent action to cut carbon pollution in order to protect young and future generations and ...More >>


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