NZ Immigrants Forced To Live in Third World Conditions

Lincoln Tan, the immigration affairs reporter for the NZ Herald has written about the desperate financial plight of immigrants in New Zealand who have been reduced to living in vehicles. Some can’t even afford campsite fees. And it’s set to become  harder with with a raise in GST to 15% (even on food) and tax…

Greenpeace Not "Anti – Farming", PKE Feed Is

A report in today’s New Zealand Herald newspaper seems to undermine Don Nicolson’s (NZ Federated Farmers President) assertion that Greenpeace’s blockade of the ship carrying a cargo of Palm Kernel Extract destined for New Zealand animal feed was because Greenpeace is “anti-farming“ “….Protests continued outside Ports of Tauranga gates, with some New Zealand farmers weighing…

Other Pacific Islands Show NZ The Way With Emissions

Following on from yesterday’s blog article we have some more from ‘Eco’ a publication of the CAN groups attending the Bonn Climate negotiations, August 2009. As you can see not only are other Pacific Island nations stepping-up to the plate but they are also setting an example to their neighbours. (http://www.signon.org.nz/sites/default/files/08/12/Eco2_Bonn-III_can-talk.pdf) Leading From Below “As…

Crossing the Rubicon – NZ Raises Quarter Million GE Trees For United States

A Quarter Million NZ Raised GE Eucalyptus Trees Intended for Planting in U.SMedia Release 28 June 2009 Soil &Health Association of New Zealand More than a quarter of a million genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees exported from New Zealand stand to shred New Zealand’s clean, green brand and risk large-scale health and environmental damage, according…