Media Headlines (16-31 Dec 2012)


Anti-fracking activist stays strong (TDN, 29 Dec)

Oil firm gears up for Bay (Hawkes Bay Today, 27 Dec)

West Antarctic Ice Sheet warming twice earlier estimates (BBC, 23 Dec)

New site for SAS to train for battle [includes raiding of oil rigs] (Dominion Post, 20 Dec)

Taranaki tribe seeks oil and mineral rights (Radio NZ, 19 Dec)

Iwi riled by plan to dump oil waste (Stuff Business, 19 Dec)

Offshore oil eclipsed by fracking breakthrough (NZ Herald, 17 Dec)

MEDIA RELEASE: TPPA a threat to the environment


“The secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations taking place now in Auckland (3-12 Dec) will have huge impacts on New Zealand from environmental protection to access to medicine, labour laws and internet regulations just to name a few” says Climate Justice Taranaki member Urs Signer. Read the rest of this entry »

Media Highlights 1-15 Dec 2012


Fracking ‘could create 7000 jobs‘ (Stuff, 14 Dec)

Study of Economic Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing released (NZPAM, 14 Dec)

Tararua fracking applications ‘inevitable’ (Manawatu, 12 Dec)

Block Offer 2012 – Ten permits awarded (NZPAM, 11 Dec)

What the frack? A brief overview of hydraulic fracturing (NZ Herald, 10 Dec)

NCWNZ calls for action to ensure Fracking safety (Scoop, 7 Dec)

Review of UT Fracking Study finds failure to disclose conflict of interest (State Impact, 6 Dec)

Fracking issues could ‘fall through the gaps’, PCE (NZ Herald, 5 Dec) – included a live chat

Petrobras pulls out of NZ oil drilling (3 News, 4 Dec)

Why UN Climate Agreements Fail (ZNET, 3 Dec)