Catherine Delahunty
Barrick Gold’s violence highlights need for ethical investment

The Green Party has long advocated for ethical investment by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.  Several companies, in which the Super Fund invests, have been accused of human rights violations, the production of nuclear arms, and causing severe environmental damage. One such company was Barrick Gold– a Canadian mining company which has caused environmental damage […]

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Gareth Hughes
Can’t or won’t?

On Tuesday, Steven Joyce, Minister of Economic Development and Science and Innovation, wrote about the ‘you cant’s’ of our country, in an opinion piece in the NZ Herald. Feeling that perhaps I am one of those people he criticises as ‘people who in the one breath chant “more jobs, more jobs” and then in the next breath say “but don’t do that, or that, or that”, I thought I would ask Mr Joyce a few questions about why he and the National Government are saying ‘we won’t’ to a prosperous and sustainable Aotearoa

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NZ Green Party
A broken promise by National before a Government is even formed

Here’s the National Party’s Minister of Conservation, in response to Green MP Kevin Hague’s question in Parliament a couple of months ago: Kevin Hague: Does the Minister agree with the resource consent commissioners when they said “it is abundantly clear that large scale mining is poised to invade the entire Denniston Plateau coal reserves which […]

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Russel Norman
Why is our Super Fund profiting from Norilsk, one of the world’s dirtiest miners?

Norilsk Nickel is one of the world’s largest producers of nickel and palladium, as well as Russia’s leading gold producer. It’s also one of the dirtiest mining companies in the world. The company’s hometown operations in Russia have resulted in the city of Norilsk becoming one of the most polluted places in the world. Many […]

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Kevin Hague
Conservation concerns not to blame for tragedy

We have been supporting the Government’s decision to establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate both the immediate causes of the Pike River disaster and wider systemic issues that may also have been contributors, and are particularly pleased that the terms of reference have been cast sufficiently broadly. The other suggestions we have made […]

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Catherine Delahunty
“Coromandel No More Mining” – It’s Not Over!

Yesterday about 50 local Coromandel people and some Auckland supporters protested peacefully against a Newmont Gold drilling rig at Opoutere, a small coastal community on the Coromandel. The drilling rig is working in forestry land upstream of the beautiful Opoutere estuary and dotterel recovery programme area. It is interesting that Newmont has funded a salary […]

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