Govt spend on transport out of step with reality

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government is planning to allocate ever increasing amounts of taxpayer funding to build expensive new motorways despite record numbers of New Zealanders flocking to buses and trains, said the Green Party. Read more »

EPA grants marine consent to OMV NZ Ltd

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has granted a marine consent to OMV NZ Ltd to continue its development drilling programme in the Maari oil field in the South Taranaki Bight. Read more »

Gull Gifts Kiwis Lower Petrol Prices

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Christmas has come early at Gull with pump prices dropping 10 cents per litre, commencing at 7am on Wednesday 17th December and running through to midday Thursday 18th December. Read more »

NZ dollar falls vs. yen in face of oil’s decline

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar falls vs. yen as investors seek haven in face of oil’s decline Read more »

EPA looks forward to high levels of compliance with EEZ law

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is expecting high levels of compliance with the new Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) legislation as operators become more familiar with the regimes strict new requirements. Read more »

New Oil and Gas Permits at odds with Climate Obligations

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

It is foolish and reckless for the NZ government to continue pushing for fossil fuel exploration. The government is ignoring its global obligation to tackling climate change. Its turning a blind eye to legitimate concerns from kiwis who care about … Read more »

Greenpeace closing down Statoil office now

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Wellington, 10 December 2014 – This morning Greenpeace activists are barricading shut Statoils new Wellington office before the Norwegian oil giant has fully opened for business. Read more »

Drilling permit in Maui’s Dolphin sanctuary “reckless”

Press Release – WWF

Global conservation organisation WWF has criticised the New Zealand government for allowing oil exploration to occur within a marine sanctuary designed to protect Mauis dolphins. Read more »

Activists Lock On to NZ Petroleum and Minerals Headquarters

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

Activists Lock On to NZ Petroleum and Minerals Headquarters in Protest of New Oil and Gas Permits Read more »

National to allow oil drilling in Maui’s Dolphin sanctuary

Press Release – Green Party

The Government is pushing the Mauis Dolphin to the brink of extinction with its announcement today giving the green light to oil drilling in their Marine Mammal Sanctuary, the Green Party said today. National has announced 15 new drilling permits … Read more »

Chevron, Indian state oil company enter NZ oil search

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The third annual round of oil and gas exploration licences has attracted two new international players: US giant Chevron, which operates the Caltex brand in New Zealand, and Indian government-controlled ONGC Videsh, the first … Read more »

Govt awards 15 new oil and gas permits

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the award of 15 new oil and gas exploration permits as a result of Block Offer 2014. Block Offer 2014 includes six onshore permits across the Taranaki, West Coast and East Coast basins, and nine … Read more »

Simon Bridges Speech: Block Offer 2014 Permit Awards

Speech – New Zealand Government

The oil and gas industry is already a vital part of the New Zealand economy. Oil is our fourth largest commodity export after dairy, meat and wood, and oil and gas combined contribute more than $2.7 billion to GDP each year. Read more »

NZ spending on credit, debit cards rises in November

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders increased their spending on debit and credit cards in November, with a rise in hospitality and consumable purchases offsetting a decline in apparel and durables. Read more »

Heads in the Sand in Response to Govt Climate Policies

Press Release – Joint Press Release

One hundred Wellingtonians braved the weather today to make a statement about the climate. They literally put their heads in the sand at Oriental Bay as a mass visual response to the Government’s inaction on climate change and to its ongoing threats … Read more »

Wellington Heads in the Sand: Climate Event

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Wellingtonians will gather at Oriental Bay at 11:30am tomorrow, Sunday 7 December to literally put their heads in the sand in a mass visual event. Read more »

Commercial diver to plug leak, oyster farms defer harvest

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A commercial diver is to plug a leak of diesel coming from a sunken private vessel in Coromandel Harbour as Waikato Regional Council works to limit the impact of the spill. Read more »

BP takes petrol under $2 nationally for first time in years

Press Release – BP New Zealand

BP has led the tenth consecutive price reduction since early October at the pumps this morning, taking 91 unleaded petrol under $2.00 per litre across the country at its company owned sites. Read more »

PQ 8. Budget 2014—Geological Data Projects

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

8. BRETT HUDSON (National) to the Minister of Energy and Resources : What update can he give on new data acquisition projects to support geological prospectivity signalled in Budget 2014? Read more »

Heads in the Sand, nationwide, Sunday 7 December

Press Release – Coal Action Network

On December 7, people at beaches across New Zealand will put their heads in the sand in a collective tribute to the Key Governments lack of action on climate change, and its ongoing threats to the New Zealand environment from mining. Read more »

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