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On the cusp

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | September 12, 2014

“We’re on the cusp of something special,” said one of the men on the TV. It’s mysterious. It’s alluring. It leaves just enough to the imagination. Actually, it leaves everything to the imagination. John Key’s repeated election...

From truffle to light crude; oil doesn’t come cheap

Blog entry by John Dunford | July 30, 2014

The Governments oil salesman Simon Bridges just can’t catch a break these days. Whether it’s having to admit that he’d never even heard of NZ’s largest forest park (Victoria FP) which he’d just opened up to drillers or getting stick...

Minister for Conservation of What?

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | July 29, 2014

Attendees at the Fish and Game council’s hui earlier this month raised concerns over Conservation Minister Nick Smith’s attempt to reduce their ability to advocate for freshwater quality. The Minister is said to have implied that he...

High Court Action Over Climate Voter

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 14, 2014

Over 20,000 New Zealanders have now signed on as Climate Voters and in doing so signaled to our politicians that climate change will be in the forefront of their minds when they vote on the 20th September this year. It's a powerful...

Polar Bear gets a Chilly Reception at the Nats’ Annual Conference

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | July 2, 2014

Over the weekend we visited the National Party’s annual conference, with a special Arctic visitor and a simple question: is climate change on the agenda? It’s hard to ignore a polar bear - but that’s exactly what many delegates...

Look under your seats NZ, you’re all getting ROADS!!

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 1, 2014

Over the weekend, the National party had their annual get together in Wellington. We popped along too, with our polar bear, to find out whether action on climate change was part of their agenda. From what we can gather from the muted...

An Entangled Banks - And further disrespect for our democracy

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | June 6, 2014

So John Banks has been found guilty of electoral fraud, of knowingly filing a false electoral return to hide large donations. Yet despite apparently breaking our laws, he will continue to make them, in likelihood remaining in...

Is the Green Party's Climate Tax Plan Radical Enough?

Blog entry by Carmen Gravatt | June 3, 2014

On Sunday the Green Party announced a Climate Tax plan . It's a relatively bold move in the right direction but will it cut emissions fast enough?   The greatest failure of our time is political leadership on climate change.  The...

A frosty reception for John Key’s budget from a surprise guest…

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2014

If you go down to the concrete jungle today, you’re sure to get a surprise. If you’re in town to cut some deals, you’ll never believe your eyes. For there’s a bear who shouldn’t be there. Because she’s losing her home in the Arctic.

Is the Green Party banking on an oily future?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 14, 2014

Yesterday, the Green Party launched a pre-budget policy … “as a first step in accelerating New Zealand's transition to a smarter greener economy” …but from what we’ve seen so far, there a few glaring issues with how they propose to get...

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