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Do it as a Kiwi

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | 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...

Kia orana/ Talofa lava

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 10, 2009

This update fresh off the boat! Greenpeace New Zealand volunteer Chino is onboard Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, in the Pacific, helping document the impacts of climate change in the region. Chino, of Cook Island and Samoan descent,...

Target talks in Dunedin electric

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | July 10, 2009

So Tonight, the Consultation Roadshow rolled into Dunedin. Famous for its Scottish heritage Dunedin was a fitting venue to mention Scotland’s recent ambitious target of 42% by 2020, adopted in its Parliament. Scotland, like New Zealand...

Queenstown Consultation

Blog entry by Vivienne Hadlow | July 13, 2009

Last night we joined around 70 people from as far afield as Wanaka, Cromwell and Lumsden at the Queenstown climate change target consultation meeting. For many of those in attendance this was a rare opportunity; as Queenstown Lakes...

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...

Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | July 15, 2009 at 0:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

Big business comes out in support of target

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 15, 2009

Yesterday something quite extraordinary happened. Gull came out in support of a 40 per cent by 2020 emissions reduction target. The oil company says we must let the science dictate what to do ; if that science says we have to cut...

Project Nelson

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | July 18, 2009

Last night, the final public climate change 2020 target consultation wrapped up in Nelson. It was a lively crowd with 180 odd people packing the Rutheford Hotel. The mood was upbeat, and like all the consultations I’ve attended, the...

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...

Rhys Darby Global Warning Poem

Video | July 23, 2009 at 8:48

An original poem performed by Rhys Darby in support of the Sign On campaign for 40 per cent emission reductions in New Zealand.

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