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Why Labour’s Red has a deeper tinge of Green on climate change

By   /  July 7, 2014  /  Moana Mackey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  39 Comments

Labour will, as a priority, begin the transition away from an economy heavily reliant on fossil fuels with ever-increasing gross greenhouse gas emissions to one that is based on clean energy, green technology, and is low-carbon.

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National burn forestry industry: Where we make jobs in the next Government

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  Moana Mackey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

What the hell did the forestry sector ever do to the National Party?

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Remembering Parekura and the East Coast he loved

By   /  May 1, 2014  /  Moana Mackey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

I have had cause to think of Parekura a lot in recent weeks. Parekura would have been deeply unimpressed with the East Coast Regional Economic Potential Study released by Ministers Joyce and Brownlee in Gisborne last week. I suspect the word “dastardly” may have been employed more than once.

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The 3 words Key would speak if he cared

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Moana Mackey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

I’m going to be honest with you. For five long years I have been waiting to hear three simple words from our Prime Minister. Three simple words which would mean so much. Three words which would show he truly cared.

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Green Solar Policy a good start, Labour’s Solar Policy a smarter start

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  Moana Mackey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

While there is obviously more detail that needs to come regarding the Solar Homes policy, Labour also supports a more strategic rollout of distributed generation including solar PV.

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The damn Ruataniwha dam

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Moana Mackey, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on The damn Ruataniwha dam

This process is currently being tested in the Supreme Court as the first EPA board of inquiry decision, which last February allowed Malaysian company NZ King Salmon to build four new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds in scenic and recreational areas where aquaculture is currently prohibited, is challenged.

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Homelessness this Christmas

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Moana Mackey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

To access income support in New Zealand you need a physical address and a bank account. To get a bank account you need a physical address. To vote you need a physical address. Labour has always understood that a house is so much more than just a roof over the head.

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Ok, let’s make offshore oil and gas exploration about the science and not emotion

By   /  November 20, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Moana Mackey, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

One of the things that has struck me during the whole debate around offshore oil and gas exploration is the number of times National Ministers and MPs have claimed that they are making decisions based on “science” and not “emotion”.

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Green on the outside, red in the middle

By   /  November 6, 2013  /  Moana Mackey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

Rather than blackmailing these communities by telling them it’s oil and gas jobs or no jobs at all, maybe the National party should reflect on why as a party they aren’t also having these debates given that sustainable regional development and climate change are two of the most pressing issues facing our country and our planet.

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About Moana Mackey

By   /  November 6, 2013  /  Moana Mackey  /  Comments Off on About Moana Mackey

About Moana Mackey

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