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 »

Z Energy triples annual profit after Chevron acquisition

Article – BusinessDesk

May 11 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy, the New Zealand listed service station chain, more than tripled its annual profit after acquiring Chevron New Zealand’s Caltex and Challenge! brands. Read more »

ANZ’s responsible investment fund, what about fossil fuels?

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

ANZ today announced a new international equities fund which excludes investments in companies involved in weapons and tobacco, following pressure from consumers. Read more »

Is Todd Energy reacting to protests?

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

While Todd Energy is still one of the largest fracking companies in New Zealand their sale of the retail branch, NOVA energy, looks like a feeble response to recent protests and public pressure. Read more »

NZ Refining cautiously optimistic about 2017

Article – BusinessDesk

May 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining told shareholders there is continued support for increased refining margins and the company is cautiously upbeat about 2017. Read more »

Graduates demand university divestment for their futures

Press Release – Fossil Free Auckland

Yesterday, students used their graduation to get political by urging the University of Auckland to stop investing in fossil fuels to help protect their future from climate change. Read more »

Seismic Surveying in NZ Waters Criticized at UN Forum

Press Release – Te Ikaroa

Seismic surveying and oil extraction along the eastern seaboard of the North Island of New Zealand are a violation of indigenous rights, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today. Read more »

Collins’ Comments: 13 April 2017

Press Release – Judith Collins

It was a great day when the Pulman Arena opened a couple of weeks ago. I must congratulate and thank Bruce Pulman, his family and his team who have worked to make this amazing space available to the community of Papakura and beyond. It is a huge gift for the … Read more »

NZOG says potential Barque partners ‘studying the data’

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas says potential partners for the deepwater Barque prospect off the Canterbury coast are “studying the data” and the company may be willing to put up more of its own capital if one of them comes … Read more »

“Ministry of Oil” charges Greenpeace NZ head, Russel Norman

Press Release – Russel Norman

11 April, 2017: Greenpeace NZ executive director Russel Norman has been charged under the Crown Minerals Act along with two others for their peaceful protest at sea against the Amazon Warrior, which is searching for deep sea oil on behalf of Chevron and … 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 »

PEPANZ Disappointed by Latest Greenpeace Media Stunt

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) says it is disappointed by the latest media stunt from Greenpeace protestors, who today jumped into the water in front of the seismic survey vessel Amazon Warrior. Read more »

Greenpeace NZ boat Taitu intercepts seismic oil ship

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

The Greenpeace boat Taitu has intercepted the worlds biggest seismic blasting ship, the Amazon Warrior, AKA The Beast, about 50 nautical miles off the Wairarapa Coast. Read more »

Greenpeace NZ sets out in crowdfunded boat

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace has launched its crowdfunded boat Taitu this morning from Napier and is heading out to confront the worlds biggest seismic blasting ship. Read more »

Shell sells Kapuni field to Todd

Article – BusinessDesk

April 6 (BusinessDesk) – Shell New Zealand has taken the first concrete steps in its effort to divest its New Zealand upstream assets, selling the 60-year-old Kapuni onshore oil and gas field to its joint venture partner in the field, locally owned … Read more »

Two young Kiwis recognised as global Future Energy Leaders

Press Release – BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is pleased to announce two young New Zealanders are on their way to becoming the next generation of New Zealands energy leaders, capable of solving the worlds most pressing challenges around energy and sustainability. Read more »

Hundreds of Medical students call for fossil fuel divestment

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Students’ Association – NZMSA

Yesterday, over 100 medical students from the Auckland University Medical Students Association (AUMSA) rallied to call on the University of Auckland to cease investments in coal, oil, and gas companies, to protect public health and reduce the impacts … Read more »

Contact fires latest salvo in loyalty schemes war

Article – BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) – Contact Energy is beginning the massive task of shifting more than half its customers off the Fly Buys rewards scheme with the enticement of up to 50 cents a litre off fuel bought from BP and Caltex petrol stations by linking … Read more »

Māori Waka Intercepts World’s Largest Seismic Testing Ship

Press Release – Te Ikaroa

Traditional Mori ocean waka Te Matau a Mui has reported it has intercepted the Amazon Warrior in their tribal waters off the coast of Ngti Kahungunu. Spokesperson, Raihania Tipoki via satellite phone reports The Amazon Warrior was on the run … Read more »

World Week Ahead: US jobs data, Fed minutes

Article – BusinessDesk

April 3 (BusinessDesk) – Investors will closely watch the latest US jobs data to gauge the likelihood that the Federal Reserve might lift interest rates at a faster pace than it has so far signalled. Read more »

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