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GUEST BLOG: Donna Awatere Huata – Secondary Principals Council must not punish climate change striking students

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

It would seem to me to be incongruent in the extreme to punish students for having a social conscience on what is the most urgent issue of our times. These brave young New Zealanders are striking to demand adults combat climate change meaningfully and they should be free to embark upon that activism without risk of school retribution.

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GUEST BLOG: Donna Awatere Huata – ‘Greedy’ Boomers obliged to help fight climate change

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Baby Boomers were lucky enough to live under Governments who rebuilt their societies post World War Two with the lesson of what happened if citizens weren’t protected from the sharp boom and busts of capitalism foremost in their minds. Those Governments inoculated their citizens from Fascism and Communism with a Democratic Welfare State and investment into their hopes and aspirations.

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GUEST BLOG: Russel Norman – climate change and free trade

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

The panel on a sustainable world at the hui in October 2018 on What an Alternative and Progressive Trade Strategy for New Zealand argued for major changes to address pressing environmental issues. Executive Director, Greenpeace NZ, and previous co-leader of the Green Party, Russel Norman, urged us to adopt the identity of global citizens.

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An Advisory to the West Coast Regional Council

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  42 Comments

It was simply bad luck for climate change deniers on the West Coast Regional Council that their submission was made public the same week that data revealed January 2019 as the hottest month since records began in 1909;

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MUST READ GUEST BLOG: Donna Awatere Huata – Is Jacinda’s ‘Nuclear-free moment’ on climate change nothing more than a bumper sticker? 

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  38 Comments

Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, stated that climate change was her generations ‘nuclear-free moment’, yet when we consider actual environmental policy to date, we can conclude that this ‘moment’ is little more than a feel good nuclear free bumper sticker. This criticism is not just levelled at our Government, the latest research shows it can be made against almost every Government.

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Māori Climate Commissioner: Current heatwave grim view of climate change future

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, says the current heatwave that burnt Australia and is currently suffocating New Zealand is a grim view of our climate change future.

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GUEST BLOG: Donna Awatere Huata – Let’s Rethink New Zealand’s Low Cost Tourism Strategy

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Not only is cheap tourism degrading our environment and our infrastructure, but it is also contributing to our appalling record over the past ten years of gas emissions increases when they were meant to be decreasing. 

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Donna Awatere Huata’s Herald Column, the latest Climate Scientist warnings and why radical Green Socialism will become a thing

By   /  January 4, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

The truth is that the vested interests that create the pollution and economic framework that is making climate change the catastrophe that it is will not do anything meaningful to disrupt their interests.

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GUEST BLOG: Donna Awatere Huata – UN Climate change ‘breakthrough’ really appeasement in Poland again

By   /  December 24, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The recent UN Climate talks in Poland have been hailed as some sort of ‘breakthrough’, it is nothing of the sort. Refusing to wean the planet off fossil fuels, no clear target for 2030 and what amounts to little more than vague promises to record existing emissions are not a ‘breakthrough’ and only a ‘step in the right direction’ if the alternative was to do nothing at all.

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GUEST BLOG: Donna Awatere Huata – The position of Māori Climate Commissioner

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Have been asked a lot lately about how this Office was set up. So have written background piece –
This Office was set up as a result of the experiences of Tā Mark Solomon and Dame Tariana with climate change on their iwi.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Kids call out the politicians on Climate Change.

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

It didn’t get much coverage on our TV News but an estimated 15,000 Aussie students staged a school strike last Friday to tell their politicians they had to do a lot more about Climate Change.

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Trump, climate change denial & the Saudi’s

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Trump is not the first President to place cheap oil and unregulated corporate greed above the public good, but he is the first to be naked in his championing of those interests without the pretend crocodile tears.

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Rod Oram’s climate delusion, SpinOff’s middle class sulking and Lime Scooter coverage in NZ Herald vs IPCC report that economic apocalypse is upon us

By   /  November 2, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  38 Comments

In the NZ Herald there were 7 news stories on the IPCC report, compare that with over 25 news stories for those fucking Lime Scooters. It really says something about us as a people when electric scooters can generate far more attention than the end of the planet as we know it.

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Donna Awatere Huata – Finally some good news on Climate Change!

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

Her appointment is possibly the first good news we’ve had on climate change in a very long time. Much power to her arm.  

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The Many Mendacities of Mr Bridges – National’s fair-weather “commitment” to a Climate Change Commission

By   /  June 28, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Current National Party Leader, Simon Bridges has been making ‘noises’ about his Party’s new-found revelation that climate change is a major environmental issue…

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National’s new-found concern for the poor

By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

There are times when National’s opposition to the Coalition government’s new policies leaves one shaking their head in utter dismay.  Jami-Lee Ross – a notorious union-basher and unrepentant enemy of workers – shedding crocodile tears for the poor of this country, is not a pretty sight…

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