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Government muzzles environmental watchdog to pave way for mining deals

Press release | November 11, 2015 at 18:32

A “dirty deal” between big business and the Government to sideline the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and strip it of some of its powers is being considered after the watchdog declined two seabed mining applications.

Swimmable rivers: Greenpeace says look below the surface.

Press release | February 23, 2017 at 17:53

Greenpeace is encouraging voters to look below the surface of the Government’s new announcement on swimmable rivers.

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.

Government must come clean on plans to axe environmental safeguards.

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 5, 2015

Today, the Labour party are calling upon the Environment Minister, Nick Smith, to come clean on his plans to take away our right to protect our play areas, the forests we tramp in and the rivers we fish in. The Government has long...

Is Nick Smith Minister for Magic?

Blog entry by Gen Toop | February 27, 2017

It seems the critical issue of clean swimmable water for New Zealanders has passed into the realms of magical realism. Minister for Magic, Nick Smith waved his blue wand and wadeable rivers miraculously turned into ones you can swim...

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...

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