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  • Foodtown costing us our oceans

    Blogpost by nick - August 7, 2009 at 12:08 1 comment

    Foodtown costing us our oceansToday Greenpeace activists have occupied a fishing trawler in the port of Auckland to highlight that Foodtown and other supermarkets are fueling a demand for seafood caught from unsustainable fisheries using the worst of fishing methods.

    Three activist... Read more >

  • This week environmental and non-commercial fishing groups have put aside their differences and formed an unprecedented alliance to combat the decline of fish stocks and marine ecosystems in New Zealand.

    The groups include the NZ Recreational Fishing Co... Read more >

  • Bouquet for Bill - brickbat for Nick

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - August 7, 2009 at 8:50

    Question Time in Parliament yesterday was dominated by climate change, with debate on targets, smart farming and Keisha Castle-Hughes.  A couple of events really stood out.

    Climate Change Minister Nick Smith gave a shocker of an answer to a question f... Read more >

  • Keisha responds to Key

    Blogpost by Keisha Castle-Hughes - August 6, 2009 at 8:56

    Kia ora everybody -   Nice to be back in touch with you all after so long!   It seems I've been name-dropped at the Brisbane Business Forum by none other than Mr. John Key!   After asking the crowd whether or not they had heard of me from Whale Rider ... Read more >

  • West Coast marine reserve proposal

    Blogpost by nick - August 6, 2009 at 5:13 2 comments

    This month New Zealanders have the chance to to protect some of the West Coast’s most prized marine areas and the threatened species that call it home, such as our endangered Hector's dolphin.

    A series of seven ‘underwater national parks’ or marine res... Read more >

  • Another Day, Another Coal Terminal

    Blogpost by nick - August 5, 2009 at 9:38

    Greenpeace activists have shut down coal loading at Hay Point Coal Terminal in Mackay, Queensland – one of the largest coal export terminals in the world. The 10 activists have scaled a 50-metre high coal loader and locked onto the structure to stop i... Read more >

  • Team New Zealand

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - August 4, 2009 at 16:27

    Go the Greens! Also tired of sitting around waiting for the Governement to investigate where and how emission reductions might actually be made in NZ, the Green Party has done some of its own analysis, and emerged with a clear message: 40% by 2020 is ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace shuts down coal terminal in Australia

    Blogpost by nick - August 4, 2009 at 13:58
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    Breaking news from across the ditch: Greenpeace and Pacific activists have shut down Abbott Point coal export terminal in Queensland in protest over the impacts of climate change on Pacific islands and crazy plans to massively... Read more >

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