Call to end lubricant packaging waste

Press Release – 3R Group

Major lubricant industry brands are calling on importers and distributors in the market to join them in tackling the issue of millions of lubricant packages being discarded every year. Read more »

Z looks at car-sharing start-ups and more as sunset looms

Article – BusinessDesk

Z looks at car-sharing start-ups, Amazon parcel lockers, as sunset looms for fossil fuels Read more »

Woods defends government’s ban on offshore gas exploration

Article – BusinessDesk

June 14 (BusinessDesk) – Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has defended the governments decision not to issue new offshore oil and gas exploration permits despite it going against official advice, saying she didnt think officials had … Read more »

NZIER commissioned to look at impact of oil and gas decision

Press Release – PEPANZ

The economic and environmental impacts of an end to offshore exploration for oil and gas will be the focus of new research commissioned from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER). Read more »

Jones wrong that oil and gas ban is “irreversible”

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The assertion by Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones today that the ban on oil and gas exploration is irreversible is incorrect and misleading, Nationals Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Prime Minister Must Reconsider Oil And Gas Ban

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister must urgently revisit her Governments decision to end oil and gas exploration for the good of New Zealand, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Microplastics: Small Plastics, Big Problem

Press Release – Aurecon

In Aurecons latest Just Imagine blog post, Paul Stephenson argues that that aside from plastic bottles and candy wrappers, its the plastics that we dont see, the microplastics, that are about to damage the world we are living in. Contrary … Read more »

No Treasury advice on oil and gas exploration ban

Article – BusinessDesk

Finance Minister received no Treasury advice on impact of oil and gas offshore exploration ban Read more »

Robertson Admits No Economic Analysis on Oil and Gas Ban

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Finance Minister Grant Robertson admitted this afternoon no Treasury analysis has been completed on the economic impact of the Governments decision to ban oil and gas exploration, Nationals Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more »

Govt axed offshore oil and gas sector with no Cabinet paper

Article – BusinessDesk

June 5 (BusinessDesk) – The government axed granting any future offshore oil and gas exploration licences without a formal Cabinet paper and with minimal analysis from officials, according to a dump of documents and emails from Energy and Resources … Read more »

Officials confirm ending exploration a lose-lose

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Governments own experts have confirmed that ending offshore oil and gas exploration will be a lose-lose for the economy and environment, according to material released under the Official Information Act today. Read more »

Lack of process on exploration decision alarming

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The horror show of the Governments lack of process on the decision to end offshore exploration runs on and on, National Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Did Greens veto original oil and gas plan?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Emails released today by the Government show James Shaw may have vetoed the Governments original plan for a moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Proactive Release of Block Offer Documents

Press Release – New Zealand Government

On 12 April 2018, the Rt Hon Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that there will be no further offshore petroleum exploration permits granted. On the same day, Minister Woods announced the start of consultation with iwi and hap on the proposed Block … Read more »

BP’s NZ profit climbs 65% to $243M in 2017

Article – BusinessDesk

BP’s NZ profit climbs 65% to $243M in 2017 as govt scrutinises fuel industry pricing Read more »

Z stops providing plastic bags from tomorrow

Press Release – Z Energy

Z Energy service stations will stop providing single-use plastic bags to customers from tomorrow. Z has phased out the bags over the past 6 months, in response to a groundswell of support from Kiwis for ending New Zealands dependency on plastic … Read more »

Power prices skyrocket from coal and diesel

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, May 30: Power prices have soared over the last few evenings as energy utilities fired up coal, gas and even diesel generators to fill a spike in demand for heating during this weeks cold snap. Read more »

HiFX Data Update – RBNZ Financial Stability Report Release

Press Release – HiFX

The RBNZ has just released its Financial Stability Report . The key points in report are: Read more »

Morning Update 30 May 2018: NZDUSD opens at 0.6895

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6895 (mid-rate) this morning. Risk on the back of geopolitical uncertainty has led to a sharp fall in both equities and risk linked currencies. As the UK and US markets opened for the first time this week, reaction to the political … Read more »

Aucklanders reject Twyford’s fuel tax again

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

With a majority of Aucklanders opposed to the proposed regional fuel tax, it is time for Transport Minister Phil Twyford to abandon his plans to tax Aucklanders more, National Party Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. Read more »

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