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40 by 2020 not a Greenpeace target

Press release | July 13, 2009 at 2:16

A 40 per cent by 2020 emission reduction target for New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions is not a “Greenpeace target”, the organisation said today.

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...

Nelson fishing museum satire or not?

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | August 22, 2014

Apparently, unless Fairfax is now taking on The Civilian in the field of satirical news, the Minister of Conservation Nick Smith and fishing magnate Peter Talley are planning a fishing museum in Nelson. And the Minister considers...

Bluegreens gave me the blues

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | February 1, 2011

This past weekend a colleague and I represented Greenpeace at the Blue-Greens conference in Akaroa. For those of you less familiar with this political group, they are the green wing of the National Party, spearheaded by the...

Keith Ng busts Nick's Myth

Blog entry by nick | July 29, 2009

On the Q & A show a few days ago Nick Smith made some pretty wild claims about the supposed costs to New Zealanders if NZ was to comit to the '40 per cent by 2020 on 1990 levels' emissions that the scientists say is required. Of...

Target talk hits the headlines

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 27, 2009

If the phrase “40 by 2020” was foreign to New Zealanders last week, it’s certainly likely to mean more to them now. From TVNZ’s Q and A programme, to last night’s 6 o’clock news, to Newstalk ZB’s breakfast show, to all the major daily...

Attitude change a crucial step

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | July 21, 2009

Over the past two weeks, something extraordinary has happened; the Government has handed the torch of leadership on climate change to Greenpeace.   At a series of public meetings to discuss what emission reduction target New...

Waikato consultation – skeptics or equity: who will you listen to Dr Smith?

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | July 14, 2009

Went down to Hamilton tonight for the latest instalment of Nick Smith’s climate targets roadshow – the public’s chance to have its say on what NZ’s 2020 target should be.  But I’m feeling more and more this is simply a PR exercise than...

Christchurch target consulation

Blog entry by Gareth | July 9, 2009

Christchurch had its consultation this evening and nearly 200 Cantabrians came out to have their say to Climate Change Minister Nick Smith and NZ Climate Ambassador Adrian Macey. There were 40 by 2020 stickers and signs galore and...

Auckland target consultation

Blog entry by Kathy | July 9, 2009

The Auckland target consultation meeting last night was full to the brim. By my rough calculations, about 450 people attended, including media, politicians, greenies and business people. Latecomers were forced to sit on the floor or...

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