Know your rights, landowners & occupiers

26/02/2016
Jeanette Wilson is unhappy that  STOS didn't asked for her permission, as well as her partner's, to carry out  seismic ...

Robert Charles/Fairfax NZ

Taranaki resident Jeanette Wilson is deeply upset about the way Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) has proceeded with their seismic surveys across much of south Taranaki, in search for more oil and gas. According to the Crown Minerals Act section 53(2) companies must obtained written consent from “each owner and occupier of the land” before they could prospect, explore or mine on the land. Yet STOS had never sought Jeanette’s consent, having gotten her husband to sign. Read the rest of this entry »

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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)


Media release: Did Taranaki seismic survey cause whale strandings?

24/01/2014

Pilot whale stranding Farewell Spit Dec 2005 Chagai cropped

Climate Justice Taranaki want urgent research done into the recent whale strandings on Farewell Spit, to rule out any links between that tragedy and a similarly timed seismic survey in Taranaki performed nearby. Read the rest of this entry »


Media highlights (3-31 Jan 2014)

14/01/2014

Fears fracking will fracture communities  (Radio NZ, 31 Jan) – Listen to more on the fracking issue on Insight at 8.12am on the Sunday Morning programme

Fracking needed to find out if Wairoa’s hiding oil  (Stuff Business, 30 Jan)

The anti-fracking activist barred from 312.5 square miles of Pennsylvania  (Guardian, 29 Jan)  – shocking!

Cuadrilla fracking delays over radioactive waste water  (BBC, 27 Jan) – “Flowback water is now classed as radioactive waste following European regulations… We need a radioactive substances permit to flow test any well after fracturing…”

Fracking could be allowed under homes with owners’ permission (Telegraph, 26 Jan)

Radioactive waste dumped by oil companies is seeping out of the ground in North Dakota  (Alter Net, 24 Jan)

Calls for more seismic testing research after whale strandings  (TV One News, 24 Jan)

Second day of Anadarko oil protest  (Dominian Post, 24 Jan)

Labour will honour deep-sea drilling agreements (TV 3 News, 22 Jan)

Are you opposed to fracking? Then you might just be a terrorist  (Guardian, 21 Jan) – Must read: “From North America to Europe, the twin spectres of “terrorism” and “extremism” are being disingenuously deployed by an ever more centralised nexus of corporate, state and intelligence power, to suppress widening public opposition to that very process of unaccountable centralisation….”

Anne Salmond:  Treat rivers as taonga, not toilets  (NZ Herald, 21 Jan)

Tag given consent to drill 6 wells  (TDN, 20 Jan 2014)

Matuku-1 News Release  (NZOG, 20 Jan 2014) – re seismic survey off SW Taranaki

50 pilot whales refloated, 12 dead, after mass stranding  (Wellington Scoop, 19 Jan 2014)

Gary Taylor: Secretive regime on drilling dangerous  (NZ Herald, 13 Jan 2014)

Failed doubters trust leaves tax payers at loss  (Dominion Post, 12 Jan)

Noisy oil protest at Tag Oil offices  (TDN, 10 Jan 2014)

Protestors jeer oil boss (TV One News, 10 Jan 2014)

4 states confirm water pollution from drilling (USA Today, 5 Jan)

South Island seismic survey finished  (Stuff Business, 3 Jan)