Media highlights: 18-28 Feb 2014

21/02/2014

A third of the world’s food is never eaten  (NZ Herald, 28 Feb)

Public shut out of oil drilling consent process  (Te Karere TV, 27 Feb) Read the rest of this entry »


Media release: School roadshow is pro-oil propaganda

17/02/2014

Climate Justice Taranaki (CJT) want schools to say NO to the “What Lives Down Under?” challenge and roadshow that is to tour Taranaki towns and schools this week. The project is run by NZ Oil and Gas, Tag Oil and Beach Energy. “Although pitched as an educational resource about dinosaurs, the so-called ‘true facts’ read more like pro-oil propaganda than scientific facts,” said CJT’s Catherine Cheung. Read the rest of this entry »


Media release: Oil company failures a victory for the planet

04/02/2014

“Anadarko’s failure to find commercially viable oil off the Taranaki coast is a call for celebration and a victory for the planet”, said Climate Justice Taranaki Read the rest of this entry »


Media highlights (1-17 Feb 2014)

02/02/2014

Oil application report kept secret  (Radio NZ, 14 Feb) – Listen to Sarah Roberts

Tuna hearts ‘affected by oil spills  (BBC, 14 Feb) – Read abstract of the paper in Science by Brette et al. (2014)

Experts hope to solve orca mystery  (Southland Times, 14 Feb)

Did quakes cause orca stranding?  (stuff, 13 Feb)

TRC cracking down hard on landfarm  (TDN, 12 Feb) – Read monitoring report on the Remediation NZ landfarm (2012-2013)

Otago community sets sail in protest of deepsea drilling (Oilfree Otago press release, 7 Feb 2014)

Oil free Otago flotilla sails this weekend (Dunedin TV, 7 Feb 2014)

Sand Mining Opposition Grows (TDN, 7 Feb 2014)

Seismic survey affects on sea life uncertain  (Marlborough Express, 5 Feb)

Environmentalists delighted as oil drilling proves fruitless  (TDN, 5 Feb 2014)

Anadarko: Oil find ‘not commercially viable‘  (3 News, 4 Feb)

Fracking, fuels and friction  (Insight on Radio NZ, 2 Feb) – must listen

Kurt Komene talking about the drilling near Mount Taranaki (Waatea News, 30 Jan)

Choosing to be indisposed to the truth (Rachel Stewart, TDN, 2 Sep 2013)