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Protecting our environment and native species

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean water, Climate Change, Environment & Resource Management, great greens, Green Party, native birds, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, taonga, taonga levy  /  Comments Off on Protecting our environment and native species

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Protecting our environment and native species Aotearoa is a truly beautiful place, and we want to keep it that way. We’re working hard to make sure that we can still have rivers to swim in, native birds to listen to, and water you can safely drink. […]

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Sounds salmon farms rammed through

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, DOC, Environment & Resource Management, Fisheries, Green Party, marine conservation, Marlborough Sounds, Opposition News, Politics, rma, Salmon Farming, salmon farms, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Sounds salmon farms rammed through

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Sounds salmon farms rammed through Public submissions closed yesterday on King Salmon Ltd’s controversial proposal for six new salmon farms on high-value sites in the Marlborough Sounds. The National Government is once again creating a special, industry-friendly process which favours developers and reduces environmental safeguards […]

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No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, bycatch, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, fishing industry, Green Party, Marine, marine conservation, Opposition News, Politics, rapoka, sealion, trawling  /  Comments Off on No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets A New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka has drowned in a squid fishing trawl net just seven weeks after the start of the squid fishing season. This shows the need for much stronger measures to protect endangered […]

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Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Climate, Climate Change, cross-party, Environment & Resource Management, Globe-NZ, Green Party, net zero, Opposition News, Politics, Sustainability, vivid economics  /  Comments Off on Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate On Tuesday evening, I hosted the launch in the Beehive Theatrette of a report which could prove to be a game-changer in the long and somewhat agonised saga that is New Zealand’s policy debate on climate. Present […]

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No one happy with Smith’s GE vision

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, GE, GE Free, GMO, GMO food, Green Party, Opposition News, organic, organic farms, organics, Politics  /  Comments Off on No one happy with Smith’s GE vision

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: No one happy with Smith’s GE vision Environment Minister Nick Smith wants to bully us into accepting GE plants into New Zealand using bad law, unproven claims about productivity, and emotional spin on cancer treatment research. Instead of trashing our overseas reputation, we should be […]

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Rallying for clean water

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, river, rivers, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Rallying for clean water

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Rallying for clean water This week people all over the country took to the streets to support clean water. There were rallies held from Whangarei to Invercargill. Everywhere people were calling for clean water rather than letting companies export our fresh water without paying for it. The […]

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Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs

Published By   /  March 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, aquifers, clean rivers, clean water, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, groundwater, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, springs, takaka, tangata whenua, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs Last Friday night, there was a meeting of more than 300 people about the risk of increased water takes for farming in the catchment upstream of the magnificent Te Waikoropupu Springs (‘Pupu Springs’) in Golden Bay. The aquifer that feeds the […]

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Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, advertising, clean energy, Climate Change, Coal, dirty energy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, gas, Green Party, Marketing, oil, Opposition News, PEPANZ, Politics, renewable energy, solar, The Issues, wind power  /  Comments Off on Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry The oil and gas industry has launched a marketing campaign in New Zealand to try and convince people how great its dirty fossil fuel products are. I’m not surprised. The fossil fuel industry is no stranger to desperate […]

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Swimmable Rivers Tour: a great day at the Tukituki

Published By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean rivers, Dirty Rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Fish and Game, Freshwater, Friends of the Tukituki, Green Party, Hawke's Bay, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, tukituki, Tukituki River, water  /  Comments Off on Swimmable Rivers Tour: a great day at the Tukituki

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable Rivers Tour: a great day at the Tukituki I’m buzzing! Yesterday, we had a great visit to the Tukituki river area to focus on swimmable river solutions. The day started near the mouth of the Tukituki at Haumoana where we were honoured to participate […]

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Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Campaign, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, forest and bird, Green Party, Hawke's Bay, Maggie Barry, Mojo Mathers, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Ruataniwha, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister Right now, Forest and Bird are in the Supreme Court defending a challenge from the Minister of Conservation, Maggie Barry. The Minister wants to remove the protected status of 22 hectares of Forest Park land in order […]

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Groundwater: The mysterious life of underground water

Published By   /  February 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, aquifers, Catherine Delahunty, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, groundwater, members bill, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Groundwater: The mysterious life of underground water

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Groundwater: The mysterious life of underground water On Sunday, we launched my Members’ Bill to protect underground water and aquifers. It’s called the Resource Management (Clean Groundwater) Amendment Bill. Catchy title. What does it do? It changes parts of the Resource Management Act, the legislation […]

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Nick Smith thinks New Zealanders are stupid

Published By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, bottled water, clean rivers, clean water, Dirty Rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Nick Smith thinks New Zealanders are stupid

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nick Smith thinks New Zealanders are stupid Does Nick Smith think New Zealanders are stupid? His dirty rivers spin sure makes it look that way. Just calling the standards for wading and boating “swimmable” is not progress. At 540 Ecoli per 100mL, the new “swimmable’ […]

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Listen to the 12,000 names for freshwater

Published By   /  February 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Greens, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, freshwater management, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable, swimmable rivers, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Listen to the 12,000 names for freshwater

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Listen to the 12,000 names for freshwater Yesterday, Hon David Parker and I spoke at the Freshwater Management and Infrastructure Forum at Te Papa. The audience was mainly Council staff, irrigators and fertiliser people. David and I were in agreement that there we must change […]

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Govt must restore DoC funding

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, conservation land, Department of Conservation, DOC, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, Mojo Mathers, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt must restore DoC funding

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Govt must restore DoC funding Currently there is a Bill going through Parliament that increases enforcement powers for wildlife officers.  We are supporting it because we know that smuggling of precious and threatened wildlife is occurring and that our wildlife officers need more power to […]

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Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative

Published By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean energy, Climate Change, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, hydro, Judith Collins, NPS, Opposition News, Politics, renewable energy, rma, solar, wind energy, wind power, wind turbines  /  Comments Off on Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative The Government’s National Policy Statement on Renewable Energy Generation has been slammed as ineffective by an official report. Ten years ago, the previous Government began work on developing a National Policy Statement (NPS) on Renewable Energy […]

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Quarry threatens North Canterbury rural lifestyle

Published By   /  January 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, canterbury, consultation, Environment & Resource Management, environmental standards, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Resource Management Act, rma, rural, waimakariri  /  Comments Off on Quarry threatens North Canterbury rural lifestyle

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Quarry threatens North Canterbury rural lifestyle Every New Zealander should have the right to speak out if a major development threatens their home, livelihood, or a place they care about. Yet this right is increasingly at risk, including in places like North Canterbury. Issac Road […]

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Wilderlands community in need of our support

Published By   /  January 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, community, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, Opposition News, organic, Politics, The Issues, wilderlands  /  Comments Off on Wilderlands community in need of our support

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Wilderlands community in need of our support This week, a large fire burnt down six homes near Whitianga and destroyed parts of the organic farm and community Wilderlands, a sustainable food producer since 1964. I first came to the Hauraki/Coromandel in 1972 and by then […]

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A chance to help sea life in the Hauraki Gulf

Published By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, fisheries management, Green Party, hauraki, Hauraki gulf, marine biodiversity, marine ecosystem, marine protection, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on A chance to help sea life in the Hauraki Gulf

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: A chance to help sea life in the Hauraki Gulf The Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari report (Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan) launched last month makes a strong case for ending bottom trawling, purse seining, and dredging in the Gulf as fishing methods which […]

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Cautionary tales from the Swimmable Rivers campaign

Published By   /  December 16, 2016  /  24/7 News, Catherine Delahunty, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, lucas creek, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Cautionary tales from the Swimmable Rivers campaign

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Cautionary tales from the Swimmable Rivers campaign Every week, I get media alerts about unhealthy water, including algae risks at swimming spots and boil water notices in small towns. It got personal the other week when I went kayaking on a river and found a […]

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Will Bill and Paula fix Auckland’s transport?

Published By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Auckland Transport, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Public Transport, Transport, transport funding  /  Comments Off on Will Bill and Paula fix Auckland’s transport?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Will Bill and Paula fix Auckland’s transport? Last week we experienced one of those watershed moments in the tale of Auckland’s transport. The road to the airport became more car park than motorway; as a result dozens of flights were delayed, people missed their flights […]

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