National restarts logging in West Coast forests

The chainsaws stopped in native forest on public land in 1999 after a strong campaign by non-governmental organisations such as Forest and Bird and Native Forest Action (NFA), supported by the Green Party. Immediately after the 1999 election, the incoming Labour Government directed SOE and government forestry company, Timberlands West Coast Ltd to end its […]

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Further to the weekend’s cow poo story

According to the NZ Herald: Power generated from cow dung has been identified as one way New Zealand could make billions from an emissions trading scheme. It’s good to see some coverage of  emissions trading schemes  that is not presented as ‘environment vs economy’ but of the economy operating effectively within our environment.  This story […]

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The water, like a witch’s oils, burnt green, and blue and white

A public health report released on the West Coast yesterday found none of the region’s reticulated drinking water sources met official drinking standards. Nationwide, 15 per cent of water supplies failed to meet official drinking water standards but on the West Coast, not a single reticulated water source met official standards, which required a four-stage […]

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