Last week I spoke on behalf of Greenpeace at a packed public meeting in Dunedin, where the community is trying to save forty important jobs from being axed - by Government-owned Kiwirail.
These jobs, at the Hillside rail workshop, belong to highly skilled workers building modern, efficient trains that help reduce our dependence on oil.
They're the kind of "green collar" jobs and skills that our country needs a lot more of if we are going to prosper in the 21st century.
With oil prices rising and an urgent need to reduce transport emissions, now is the time we must set New Zealand on a more economically and environmentally sustainable path.
Yet current Government policies are undermining our economic potential by failing to reduce our dependence on oil, and failing to foster a 'green col... Read more >