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Plastic Pollution by Manufactured Consent

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

Supermarkets and retail outlets have moved an inch toward addressing the hundreds of millions of plastic bags usually in a one-way journey to the landfill, by phasing out single-use check out carry bags at various outlets.

But the pervasiveness of plastic in our lives and in the environment show both market failure, and government failure, to adequately deal with the forces of production creating pollution problems way bigger than free bags at the till.

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Primates, politics, the Princess and the PM

By   /  February 3, 2018  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

Despite the Prime Minister’s pregnancy, this government represents a modified status quo and change will be incremental and conservative (note the debate and votes on medicinal marijuana), and in many instances Labour will be more aligned with National than the Greens.

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Stuff should be ashamed of themselves for pimping corporate farming interests

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

This is nothing short of a character assassination and a reminder that Fairfax is there for corporate interests. The Dairy Industry has gone from being an abuser of our environment into being an abuser of science, we just can’t let these sanctimonious pricks get away with this.

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Rachel Stewart hits the climate change nail on the political head once again

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

We are entering a phase more dangerous and more damaging to us as a species than at any other time in our short history on this planet. Our exponential population growth coupled with mass inequality, desperation and a huge carbon foot print now out of control is a bleak reality we don’t wish to contend with because we are too busy enjoying the latest gadget, app, or selfie posting.

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It’s official – the Waimakariri River is unswimmable.

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

This sign is in a Christchurch City Council area close to the mouth of the river near a popular summer swimming spot.

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Has Environment Minister Nick Smith finally gone mad?

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  46 Comments

The latest joke statement from the Government is from Nick Smith who is desperately trying to find something to blame other than farming for water pollution.

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Gastro outbreak shows Ruataniwha must be scrapped – Greenpeace

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace is calling for the Ruataniwha dam project in Hawke’s Bay to be scrapped in light of the latest lead on the gastro outbreak. “River pollution from the Tukituki has been identified as a highly possible cause of the outbreak – the worst of its kind in our history,” said Greenpeace Agriculture spokesperson Genevieve Toop. […]

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MUST READ: TDB Investigation into what is happening in our water

By   /  August 21, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  68 Comments

On 7 September, 2008, John Key said that “…we should always measure a Government’s environmental rhetoric against its environmental record.”

Indeed we should.

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Government using uncertain science to distract from unsustainable bycatch

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

  The government is using uncertain science to distract the public from unsustainable bycatch in New Zealand’s fisheries, says an environmental advocacy group dedicated to Māui and Hector’s dolphins. Māui and Hector’s Dolphin Defenders NZ Inc, is questioning the Government’s motives and its methods, after the release last week of new abundance estimates for Hector’s […]

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NZ’s green brand is 100% pure hypocrisy and science continues to be gagged

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

Our 100% pure brand is a sad sick joke.

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3 reasons why civil disobedience will be needed at the Oil Conference this month

By   /  March 7, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

The fight back must start now. Bring everyone to Sky City on the 21st of this month.

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2015 hottest year on record – the Planet didn’t get the Green Party memo on the success of Paris Climate Change Conference?

By   /  January 23, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

TDB will live stream an alternative Climate Change Conference on 14th February to begin that conversation.

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Dolphin Survival Depends On Kiwis Keeping An Eye On The Sea And On What We Eat

By   /  January 10, 2016  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Summer is usually the time for fun visits and evening fish and chips at the beach. But dolphin advocates are reminding New Zealanders to keep an eye out for dolphins both at sea and ‘in their fish and chips’ this summer. Māui and Hector’s dolphin survival requires watching the sea and our fish consumption.

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COP21: ‘1.5 to stay alive’ – historic climate deal slammed by Pacific critics

By   /  December 12, 2015  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Historic climate deal at COP21 but already it is being criticised by Pacific commentators as not enough. Pacific Media Watch and Pacnews: Makereta Komai reports earlier from Paris on how the three major oil and gas economies – Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela – had emerged as the main stumbling block to the push by Pacific and Small Island Developing States to limit global temperature to 1.5C degrees.

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National Party climate denial is beneath us

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Why would the National Party care about the environment of the future when they are so busy trashing it in the now?

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Bill Gates: ‘Private Sector is Inept’. Socialism needed to stop climate change

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

in an extraordinary recent interview in The Atlantic he came close when admitting that the private sector could not solve climate change and that radical government-led action was required.

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