New Zealanders willing to pay tax to protect dolphins

Press Release – Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

A report released this week shows a large majority of New Zealanders want Mauis and Hectors dolphins protected and they are prepared to pay for it. Read more »

Swift Opens Branch In New Zealand

Press Release – Swift Worldwide Resources

Swift Worldwide Resources ( http://www.swiftworldwideresources.com/ ), the premier supplier of manpower resources to the oil and gas industry, has opened an office in New Plymouth, the major city in the Taranaki Region of New Zealand. This new office … Read more »

National refuses meeting with Maui’s advocates

Press Release – Green Party

National has refused a briefing from a group of Mauis dolphins experts, whose research shows 80 per cent of New Zealanders want greater protection for the critically endangered dolphin, the Green Party said today. Read more »

KASM to fight seabed mining decision appeal

Press Release – Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) today notified the High Court of its intention to join the EPA in opposing an appeal by Trans Tasman Resources against the EPAs decision to refuse consent for the countrys first seabed mining proposal. Read more »

Gull Effect Comes to Hampton Downs

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Auckland, 17 July 2014 Petrol prices are set to fall in and around Te Kauwhata with the opening of a new unmanned, drive thru site at Hampton Downs operated by independent family owned fuel retailer Gull New Zealand. Read more »

Fuel retailers recouping refinery losses at the pump, says Z

Article – BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy says margins on petrol and diesel have risen in recent months because fuel retailers who also own the Marsden Point oil refinery are trying to recoup up to $40 million they’ve had to pay to top up losses at the … Read more »

Forest & Bird welcomes aspects of new Internet Party policy

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes several aspects of the Internet Partys new environment manifesto. Its policies cover fracking, deep sea oil drilling, and freshwater management – amongst others. Read more »

Taranaki’s first Oil/Gas marine consent – a death knell

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Austrian oil giant OMVs application to drill up to seven new wells from its Maari platform is the first oil/gas marine consent being processed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) under the EEZ and Continental Shelf Act. Read more »

Forest & Bird launches On the Block campaign

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is putting up for sale signs to highlight the ongoing, unprecedented sell-off of the rights to frack, log, drill and mine New Zealands public conservation land. Read more »

Labour’s mates attack Regional New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

There would be a bleak future for New Zealand’s regions if a Labour/Greens/Internet/Mana Party coalition became Government after the next election, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Lisa Owen interviews Labour’s David Shearer

Press Release – The Nation

David Shearer says Labours policy backs oil drilling and indicates not keen to be swayed by the Green Party. Read more »

The Nation 12,13 July: Poverty, Offshore Drilling, Regions

Press Release – The Nation

Then as it tries to balance environmental concerns with jobs, Labour energy spokesperson David Shearer reveals his partys new policy on offshore drilling. Read more »

Marchers Keep Maui’s to the fore

Press Release – Maui’s and Hector’s Dolphin Education Action

After successful marches around the country, Mauis dolphin campaigners continue their pressure on the Government with a march to John Keys electorate office in Kumeu on Sunday 13 July at 10am, leaving from the Kumeu Arts Centre at 10.30, 300 … Read more »

BP Leads Further Price Reduction at the Pumps

Press Release – BP New Zealand

BP has this morning led a further national price reduction on petrol and diesel at its company owned sites. BP has decreased the price of petrol and diesel by 2 cents per litre, bringing the price at most BP owned service stations to: 91 Unleaded: … Read more »

Trans-Tasman Resources files High Court appeal

Press Release – Trans-Tasman Resources

Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) today filed its appeal in the High Court in Wellington against the Environmental Protection Authoritys (EPA) decision to decline its marine consents for mining iron sands in the South Taranaki Bight. Read more »

Surge in Mosman price increases Aorere NTA/share to 2.25c

Press Release – Aorere Resources

Aorere Resources Limited holds approximately 13.1% of this AIM listed company, and will hold 12.3% after the recently announced Trident acquisition is completed. Our Mosman shareholding now has a present market value of NZD 8.2 million, based on the … Read more »

Kapiti’s bright and clean energy future could be fouled fore

Press Release – Frack Free Kapiti

The company responsible for spilling oil on Kapiti beaches in 2010 has applied to drill a further seven wells in the same area. The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for public submissions on OMVs application and Frack free Kapiti has … Read more »

Marsden Point makes margin gains with greater natural use

Article – BusinessDesk

July 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s Marsden Point oil refinery is taking advantage of historically low wholesale prices for locally produced natural gas to improve its refining margins as electricity companies, in particular, continue to use far … Read more »

Northland Whales and Dolphins at Risk From Statoil

Press Release – Liz Slooten

Today marine mammal expert Dr Liz Slooten of Otago University expressed concerns over dangers to whales and dolphins from sonar and seismic exploration for deep sea oil in Statoils permit zone off Northland. Read more »

Plan to cut Auckland greenhouse gas emissions by 40%

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

A plan that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Auckland by 40 per cent by 2040 has been launched by Mayor Len Brown. Read more »

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