Fair and sustainable trade: A Green Party vision for New Zealand’s trading relationships

Trade is a cornerstone of the New Zealand economy. It provides us with the things we want and need, and enables us to pay for those with exports that generate business opportunities and jobs. However, it should be recognised that increasing trade is not an end in itself, but rather a means to achieve improved […]

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Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership

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Energy Minister Judith Collins yesterday released the new New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy and it’s very disappointing. It’s unambitious, continues business as usual & won’t achieve much. It continues National’s well-worn tactic of playing tricks, rather than actually doing anything. Here’s three reasons why: 1. Targets so low it would be impossible to […]

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Huge high country station risks going to overseas ownership

The real estate advertisement is spot on in describing Mt White Station as an “iconic” South Island high country station. The 40,000 hectare property is adjacent to Arthur’s Pass National Park and the upper reaches of the Waimakariri River. Mt White Station is the second largest pastoral lease in New Zealand still owned by the […]

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