Media Releases

More Crafar-like Judgements Expected Unless EEZ Bill Reformed

More Crafar-like court judgements can be expected unless legislation to govern use of the ocean is reformed and clarified. The Bill to regulate activities in New Zealand’s EEZ sets up …
20 February 2012|Topics: ,

Show me the Carbon Money

An opening of the nation’s carbon books has finally been forced upon the Treasury – and the results are truly shocking. There are two shocks to absorb: How little has been …
6 December 2011|Topics: , ,

Over 80% Support the Requirement to Label GM Foods

Over 80% of New Zealanders believe the current requirement to label genetically modified foods should be retained, according to a Consumer Link poll. Just 10% believe the regulations should …
23 November 2011|Topics: , , , ,

Assurances on GM Law Good News for the Economy

Assurances from each of the three leading political parties that law governing the outdoor use of GMOs will at minimum not be weakened are good news for the economy …
21 November 2011|Topics: , ,

Even Bigger Emission Subsidies Recommended by ETS Review

With each change to the ETS, the subsidy regime is expanded and the taxpayer picks up more of the tab, while there is minimal impact on gross emissions. On top …
15 September 2011|Topics: , ,

Government sidelines nanotechnology report that challenges regulators

The Government has backed away from any serious programme to ensure risks arising from the use of nanotechnology are properly regulated. Having commissioned an independent report that identifies regulatory gaps, …
30 August 2011|Topics: , ,

No Economic Penalty if GM Grass Bypassed

If New Zealand chose not to approve the use of GM grasses developed by Pastoral Genomics, no economic penalty is expected as a non-GM technique could provide the same …

New Subsidies to Dairy Farmers Through Irrigation

The $35 million of proposed government spending on irrigation delivers new subsidies to the dairy sector before there is any meaningful plan for unwinding existing emissions subsidies. If irrigation projects …
10 May 2011|Topics:

New Zealand’s Climate Response Officially Inadequate – UN

A UN review team has officially confirmed that New Zealand’s response to climate change is inadequate. It could find no plan for two thirds or more of what is …
19 April 2011|Topics: , ,