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Is Nick Smith Minister for Magic?

Blog entry by Gen Toop | February 27, 2017

It seems the critical issue of clean swimmable water for New Zealanders has passed into the realms of magical realism. Minister for Magic, Nick Smith waved his blue wand and wadeable rivers miraculously turned into ones you can swim...

Don't get freaked by the eco

Blog entry by Phil Vine | February 25, 2017

Funny how, over time, crazy weird becomes the new normal. There were certainly some nutty ideas floating around when I was a young fella studying Agricultural Economics at Lincoln University last millennium. Outlandish thoughts like...

HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | February 22, 2017

There's been a major breakthrough in protecting Indonesia's forests: HSBC has committed to  breaking its links to palm oil companies destroying forests and peatlands. This is a fantastic  result for everyone who has been campaigning...

We are going to court!

Blog entry by Michelle Jonker-Argueta | February 21, 2017

It's time we hold governments accountable for their climate promises; we must protect the pristine Arctic - it's critical for the preservation of our planet for future generations. That’s why we’re taking Arctic oil to court. ...

Missing the Target

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | February 21, 2017

The urgency to solve our climate crisis feels something like a ship heading off course: The longer you delay, the more you have to turn the wheel.   Consider these numbers: 2, 350, 1990. These were the original climate goals. In...

Our RSVP to PEPANZ

Blog entry by Russel Norman | February 14, 2017

This year, for the first time ever, PEPANZ have invited us to the petroleum conference. Every year New Zealand hosts this conference to discuss the oil and gas industry's future. But the problem is, oil and gas don't have a future.

A view from Waitangi by Mike Smith

Blog entry by Mike Smith | February 3, 2017

Over the last couple of days I’ve been getting calls from friends, colleagues and media organisations wanting to know what was happening at Waitangi this year. Here’s what I’ve been telling them.   Depending on your point of...

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