Divestment from fossil fuels

Opinion – 350 Aotearoa

A climate change skeptic has been appointed head of the US Environmental Protection Agency. The Australian government has made the development of so-called clean coal a priority, despite coal dust contaminating sensitive Queensland wetlands … Read more »

Call on Australian Govt to stop climate catastrophe

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

AUCKLAND 10 May, 2017 — 350 Aotearoa climate activists will gather in Auckland this morning at the Australian Consulate-General to protest the Australian Governments support for the coal industry. Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Winston Peters

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Winston Peters Headlines: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says in government he would fire the board of Solid Energy if they would not agree to go into the Pike River Mine to retrieve the bodies of … Read more »

Pike Contractor Gagged. Why?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Pike Contractor Gagged. Why? A drilling contractor working at the Pike River Mine after the 29 deaths has never been allowed to reveal what he saw. His contract has an extra confidentiality clause gagging him from ever talking to the news media, … Read more »

Smith and National must answer to the Pike River families

Press Release – Green Party

Nick Smith and National must answer to the Pike River families Newly released footage from inside Pike River raises extremely serious questions about the Governments assertion that its not safe to renter the mine, and about what other evidence … Read more »

Huge Cover-up Over Pike River Mine Re-Entry

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Huge Cover-up Over Pike River Mine Re-Entry There is no doubt that there has been a huge cover up by authorities after the Pike River explosion that killed 29 men, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Why has Pike footage been hidden for so long?

Press Release – United New Zealand

Why has Pike footage been hidden for so long? New footage of workers servicing a robot in the Pike River drift appears to show that going into the drift doesnt pose the danger the Government and Solid Energy claimed, says Leader of the Opposition … Read more »

Westpac rules out funding controversial coal mine

Press Release – 350.org

AUCKLAND, 28 April 2017 — 350.org , 350 Australia , 350 Aotearoa and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition have hailed Westpacs new climate change policy — which includes a ban on funding for any new coal basin projects — as a massive blow for … Read more »

Auckland Council pulls funding from oil, gas, coal companies

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

350 Aotearoa is delighted that Auckland Council voted this morning to withdraw all investments in companies that produce and extract coal, oil and gas. Read more »

Forest & Bird goes to court over open cast coal mine

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is going to court over a decision by Buller District Council to allow an open cast coal mine on 100ha of pristine public reserve land, near Westport. Read more »

Solid Energy to close Spring Creek mine, no buyers emerged

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Solid Energy will shut and seal the Spring Creek mine after failing to find a buyer for the shuttered Dunollie operation on the West Coast. Read more »

No Buyer For Spring Creek Mine Leads To Closure

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Despite an exhaustive sales process Solid Energy has been unsuccessful in securing a buyer for Spring Creek Mine and has reluctantly taken the decision to close the mine. Read more »

Big sectors lead the way

Article – CMC Markets

A combination of record highs for the US S&P 500 and strong metals prices raises the possibility of animal spirits returning to the Australian stock markets after a couple of weeks on the sidelines. Read more »

Coal Action protest finishes

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa has ended its protest at the Fonterra Clandeboye dairy plant this morning, vowing to step up protests against the company until it quits coal. Read more »

Speech: Peters – Pike River

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters speech: Pike River – A measure not of politics but of decency in a democracy Read more »

Fossil fuels “faltering”: Lose out on $5 trillion in assets

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

The fossil fuel industry is faltering and divestment numbers have skyrocketed, according to a new report by Arabella Advisors. Read more »

Time to break up with our banks – 2 December

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

We asked ANZ nicely ages ago to take our invested money out of big coal, oil and gas projects in Australasia and the Pacific, and they ignored us. Read more »

Solid Energy Sales Process Achieves Strong Outcome

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Sale and purchase agreements have been signed for the majority of Solid Energys key mining assets following a successful sales process that is projected to deliver outcomes in excess of forecast expectations. Read more »

Commitment to renewable energy earns CDHB accolade

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

The Canterbury DHB has today (Wednesday 19, October) been awarded an Energy-Mark Bronze Award in an official ceremony for its commitment to energy management, by New Zealands leading environmental certification authority, Enviro-Mark Solutions. Read more »

Solid Energy Asset Sales Process Proceeding on Schedule

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

A milestone step in the sale of Solid Energys assets has been reached with the receipt of bids, beginning the final stage of the sale process as scheduled. Read more »

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