Govt careless and callous about threatened birds

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government is increasing the threat to two of the worlds most threatened and unique birds by opening up Victoria Forest Park to petroleum drilling, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Gull New Zealand Unaffected by Refining NZ Shutdown

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Auckland, 16 April 14 – Following calls from commercial fuel buyers Gull New Zealand confirmed that it was totally unaffected by the shutdown at Refining NZ. Gull sources fuel independently for its customers and the companys growing North Island network … Read more »

NZ Refining shutdown to trim FY revenue by up to US$15M

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Refining 2014 processing revenue may be crimped by as much as US$15M on extended shutdown Read more »

Wellington Karakia in solidarity with Indigenous Brazillians

Press Release – Guarani-Kaiowa Karakia

Please join us on 22 April 2014 midday at the Parliament Grounds for a Karakia in solidarity with Indigenous native Brazilians. Read more »

Greenhouse gas emissions trending down

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Wellington region appears to be bucking the national trend by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in spite of increases in population and regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Read more »

Decrease in Wellington region greenhouse gas emissions

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The Wellington region has reduced its level of greenhouse gas emissions by about 3 percent since 2000/01, despite population and economic growth, a new report has found. Read more »

National opens conservation land for oil and gas exploration

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government is opening up over 4,600 square kilometres of conservation land for petroleum exploration, the Green Party said today. The conservation land, which is part of Block Offer 2014, is on the West Coast region of the South Island … Read more »

Regional council and partners contain diesel spill

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has been working with its partners to deal with a diesel spill into Lake Taupo. The spill happened early this morning after a truck and trailer unit crashed off state highway 1 near Hatepe, between Taupo and Turangi, and ended … Read more »

Don’t Scrap our Trolley Buses, say Greens

Press Release – Green Party

The Green party is launching a campaign to keep Wellingtons trolley buses, and convert them into a more efficient, reliable and flexible bus service, using the latest electric technology, including batteries that can be recharged from overhead … Read more »

Government turning to deep sea drilling out of desperation

Press Release – Green Party

New analysis by the Green Party released today shows that easy oil and gas in New Zealand is running out and the Government is turning to risky deep sea and ultra-deep sea drilling out of desperation. Of the 405,000 square kilometres of land and sea … Read more »

MetraWeather takes customised forecasts to conference

Press Release – MetraWeather

MetraWeather is pleased to announce it will demonstrate its breakthrough products for the oil and gas sector at the 2014 APPEA (Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association) conference in Perth from 69 April. Read more »

Biodiesel initiative good progress, says Capital’s Mayor

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has today welcomed the announcement by Z Energy of its plans to invest $21 million in a domestic biodiesel manufacturing plant. Read more »

EECA Congratulates Z Energy for Biodiesel Initiative

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Z Energy is to be congratulated for its decision announced today to go ahead with a new biodiesel plant in Auckland, says Elizabeth Yeaman, Manager Government Relations and Strategy at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Read more »

Biofuels soon to be mainstream in New Zealand

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association Executive Officer Brian Cox welcomed todays announcement by Z that it would be producing biodiesel on a retail scale as further confirmation that biofuels will soon be a mainstream fuel in New Zealand. Mr Cox said, Read more »

Oil & gas block offer good for business and communities

Press Release – BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says todays announcement by the Government that designated blocks of land and sea are being made available to international companies for petroleum exploration is a welcome signal for investment in our economy. Read more »

Z Energy targets $40-$50M operating earnings uplift by 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

April 3 (BusinessDesk) Z Energy is targeting an increase of $40 million to $40 million in annual operating earnings by expanding its network of outlets, get customers buying its food and coffee more, refocusing its commercial diesel operation, and … Read more »

NZ Energy Corp targeting 16 producing wells

Article – BusinessDesk

April 3 (BusinessDesk) Onshore Taranaki oil producer New Zealand Energy Corp. returned two previously producing wells to production last month and is advancing plans for another three to come on stream by the end of June. Read more »

Climate Crime Scene declared

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

Te Papa was cordoned off as a climate crime scene on Wednesday as the fossil fuel industry gathered to hear Energy Minister and Associate Climate Change Minister Simon Bridges announce the latest Block Offer. The 2014 offer doubles the area available … Read more »

Simon Bridges what ARE you DOING?

Press Release – Oil Free Otautahi

Oil Free Otautahi supporters are today reeling at the recent announcement by Simon Bridges of the breathtakingly massive new areas now up for oil and gas exploration in New Zealand. This comes after our recent ‘Fossil Fools Day’ action highlighting … Read more »

NZ Government announces Petroleum Block Offer 2014 tender

Press Release – NZ Petroleum and Minerals

Five offshore and three onshore areas totalling over 405,000 square kilometres have been put out for the international offer. Read more »

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