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Election 2017 – SMC science Q&A with political parties

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 24th, 2017.

The Science Media Centre put questions on key science-related issues to the political parties ahead of the General Election scheduled to be held on September 23. This is the fourth time the SMC has canvassed political parties on their science-related policies; you can access previous election Q&As on our website – 2008, 2011, 2014. Click […]

NZ Herald: The truth behind NZ eco-buildings

Peter Griffin posted in on November 19th, 2012.

In this feature for The Business, Chris Barton looks at the flagship eco-buildings that have been built in Auckland, the Green Star rating used to measure their resource efficiency and the business case for going green. An excerpt: In the face of such a wholesale retreat by government, it’s ironic that corporate organisations like the […]

Gareth Hughes responds to Smith on fracking

John Kerr posted in on August 22nd, 2012.

Last week MP Nick Smith wrote an opinion piece on fracking which featured in several newspapers. Now Green MP Gareth Hughes has written a rebuttal for the New Zealand Herald. An excerpt (read in full here): Gareth Hughes: Fracking not a sensible choice for NZ Former Environment Minister Nick Smith needs to get his fracking […]

NZ to become a green technology powerhouse?

John Kerr posted in on April 28th, 2011.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released a report which suggests New Zealand should focus on producing and exporting technology which will counter green house gases from farming. The OECD’s Economic Survey of New Zealand, in addition to recommending the introduction of a capital gains tax and raising the retirement age, has […]

NZ Herald: NZ takes prize for ‘shameless two fingers’ to world

Peter Griffin posted in on November 13th, 2009.

The New Zealand Herald reports on a recent column by Guardian columnist Fred Pearce, in which he he says that New Zealand’s green image is, in fact a ‘green mirage’. An excerpt: (read in full here) “”My prize for the most shameless two fingers to the global community goes to New Zealand, a country that […]

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