Taranaki iwi have welcomed the government's $27mil pre-budget announcement to go towards building a clean energy centre in Taranaki. The centre will help lead the country's transition to a low-carbon economy.
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The group says the bill sounds good in theory but aiming to achieve net zero carbon by 2050 is “too far in the future”.
Whānau in Taranaki have been so inspired by two recent community triathlons that many are set to start an eight-week hauora challenge next week.
A Taranaki descendant is upset that the government has just opened up vast areas of the ancestral lands of hapū and iwi Māori in Taranaki to potential fracking. His claims are being backed by Climate Justice Taranaki, who are also calling for a more radical and collective change to bring a complete stop to the oil and gas drilling in their area.
A first prototype natural earth house is being built in the Putiki Native Reserve in Whanganui. It was the dream house of Moaari Maraea Bailey, who passed away last year as a result of a cancerous brain tumour.
In a bid to raise $56,000 for their three-year-old son’s therapy, two parents from the New Zealand Defence Force, Tane and Laura North, have completed a 700km hikoi from Wellington to Auckland.