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Lignite issue fuels debate

John Kerr posted in on April 21st, 2011.

The issue of coal mining and production  in the South Island is of growing concern to certain groups. Recent developments have led to the Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimmons calling for coal processing to become an election issue. Wednesday the 20th of April was marked as a day of protest by the Coal Action Network Aotearoa […]

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Election 08: The minor parties on the big science issues

Peter Griffin posted in on October 31st, 2008.

The Science Media Centre asked the leaders of the political parties ACT, the Green Party, the Maori Party , the Progressive Party and United Future to answer a series of questions on big science-related issues facing the country. Only the Greens and United Future were able to respond to the deadline given. The comments of […]

Election 08: 10 science questions for the Green Party

Peter Griffin posted in on October 30th, 2008.

1. Education: New Zealand is struggling to produce enough science and technology graduates to meet the demand for a skilled workforce. What will you do to improve the attractiveness of science and technology among young students in the education sector? We have to show young people that science is valued by investing more in science […]

$1 billion fund for household insulation

Peter Griffin posted in on August 27th, 2008.

What support for the ETS bought the Greens: $1 billion over about 15 years to insulate and upgrade low-income homes. Higher-income homes will also get a substantial subsidy. A commitment from the Government to develop and implement a National Policy Statement on biodiversity no later than February 1, 2011. A contestable fund of 150,000 carbon […]

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