CORANZ Wants Oil Exploration Banned on Public Lands

Press Release – Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

Council of Outdoor Recreation Assns of NZ (CORANZ) Outdoor Recreation Body Wants Oil Exploration Banned on Public Lands A nation wide outdoor recreation advocacy the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of New Zealand (CORANZ) wants oil … Read more »

Undiscovered offshore gas still available

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – The government is seeking to head off criticism of its decision to stop granting offshore oil and gas exploration permits by talking up the potential for a major oil and gas find in the Barque prospect, off the Canterbury … Read more »

Business impacted by oil and gas ban

Press Release – Business NZ

BusinessNZ says banning new petroleum and gas exploration will have significant implications for New Zealand business. Read more »

Time for a just transition from oil and gas

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

When Jacinda Ardern addresses Victoria University students at 12.30pm today, she needs to remember that stopping deep sea oil block offers is just the first step. Read more »

Further oil and gas drilling in Taranaki – disappointing

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Further oil and gas drilling in Taranaki – disappointing FROM: Climate Justice Taranaki DATE: 12th April 2018 – for immediate release Read more »

NZ govt ends new offshore oil and gas exploration

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government will issue no new exploration permits for offshore oil and gas fields in a historic move to support its commitment to action on climate change. Read more »

Block offer decision a victory for NZ’s seas

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Government intentions to end offshore oil exploration is a huge step forward in protecting ocean wildlife from oil spills, seismic testing, and is an important contribution in the fight against climate change, says Forest & Bird. Read more »

PEPANZ disappointed in Block Offer changes

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) is very disappointed in the Governments decision to halt offshore Block Offers, saying it is likely to affect New Zealands energy security and international reputation. Read more »

Existing Oil And Gas Permit Holders Will Be Protected

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and energy spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau says New Zealand First is proud to have negotiated an outcome that will protect the rights of existing permit holders in the oil and gas industry. Read more »

Gas and petroleum decision is economic vandalism

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments decision to ban gas and petroleum exploration is economic vandalism that makes no environmental sense, National MPs Jonathan Young and Todd Muller says. Read more »

Oil and gas decision historic day for New Zealand

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is heralding todays announcement ending new fossil fuel exploration in New Zealands oceans as a massive step towards a stable climate and to protecting our marine life and beaches. Read more »

Welcome end to new offers for offshore oil exploration

Press Release – WWF

WWF-New Zealand welcomes today’s announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that the government will not issue any further block offers for offshore oil and gas exploration. While Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods releases a block offer for limited … Read more »

Ending offshore exploration is lose-lose

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Governments decision to end offshore oil and gas exploration will put 11,000 jobs at risk and could harm the environment, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Oil and gas changes show Govt’s brazen arrogance

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Government has shown breathtaking arrogance by keeping the oil and gas industry in the dark over changes to the sector, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Ardern makes oil history: Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 12: Greenpeace says the Coalition Governments announcement that it has ended new offshore oil and gas exploration is an “historic moment, and a huge win for our climate and people power”. Read more »

Clean energy a regional development opportunity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones welcomes the opportunity to work with New Zealands energy sector as the country begins a just transition to a low carbon economy. Read more »

No new permits for offshore exploration

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Read more »

Investing in a clean energy future for Taranaki

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $150,000 to investigate establishing Taranaki as an internationally recognised leader in clean energy technology, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. Read more »

Govt gives with one hand, takes away by the tank

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Ardern-Peters Government has played a cruel joke on low income New Zealanders, trumpeting a 75 cent an hour increase in the minimum wage only to propose a hike of up to 25 cents a litre on fuel just days later, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges … Read more »

Overseas Investment Office clears Horizon Oil

Article – BusinessDesk

March 29 (BusinessDesk) – The Overseas Investment Office gave ASX-listed Horizon Oil International a green light to buy a 16 percent stake in the Maari and Manaia oil fields and joint venture assets off the Taranaki coast from Todd Corp. Read more »

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