CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's New Zealand community action article and is for news and comment in that context.
  • New Zealand halves public transport fares as petrol prices soar amid Russia-Ukraine war, (Mar 14, 2022)

2021[edit | edit source]

Unstoppable movement: how New Zealand's Māori are reclaiming land with occupations, Aug 31[1]

2020[edit | edit source]

Jacinda Ardern flags four-day working week as way to rebuild New Zealand after Covid-19, May 20[2]

The role of communities in mitigating the impact of Covid-19, Mar 3[3]

New Zealand schools to teach students about climate crisis, activism and 'eco anxiety', Jan 13[4]

2019[edit | edit source]

Climate change to steer all New Zealand government decisions from now on, Dec 4[5]

Ardern says New Zealand on 'right side of history' as MPs pass zero-carbon bill, Nov 7[6]

New Zealand 'wellbeing' budget promises billions to care for most vulnerable, May 30[7]

2018[edit | edit source]

Climate change talks lead to heightened pledge to cut emissions. Dec 12[8] EU, Canada, New Zealand and developing countries to keep global warming below 1.5C...Climate news 2018

New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future', Apr 12[9]

Virtual power station hailed as 'a game-changer', Dec 1[10]

2017[edit | edit source]

New Zealand gives Mount Taranaki same legal rights as a person, Dec 22[11]

New Zealand creates special refugee visa for Pacific islanders affected by climate change, Dec 9[12]

New Zealand Aims to Transition to 100% Renewables by 2035, Nov 7[13]

New Zealand Government to Plant 100 Million Trees Yearly, Oct 24[14]

New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being, Mar 16[15]

New Zealand will ban plastic microbeads by 2018, Mar 14[16]

New Zealand Set To Emerge As Global Leader In Renewables & Smart Energy Systems, Says IEA, Feb 21[17]

2016[edit | edit source]

Why New Zealand is granting a river the same rights as a citizen, Sep 6[18]

New homes pre-wired for solar power, batteries and electric car charging, Feb 19[19]

2015[edit | edit source]

People will soon be able to recycle plastic bags at major supermarkets and stores, November 25[20]

Sarah vs the State: Government's climate targets 'illegal, unreasonable, irrational', November 12[21]

New 135km trail highlights biodiversity, October 3[22]

New Zealand to turn Kermadec into vast marine reserve, September 29[23]

Mapping the Transition Movement in Aotearoa New Zealand, January 12

2014[edit | edit source]

Dunedin announces that it will divest from fossil fuels, May 13[24]

2012[edit | edit source]

Pedestrians given priority in Christchurch transport revamp,[25] November 15

2008[edit | edit source]

New currency in town,[26] September 17

2007[edit | edit source]

New Zealand to be the main host for UN World Environment Day (2008) with the slogan Kick the C02 Habit,[27] December 12. "Our plan to become climate neutral involves a goal of generating 90 percent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and halving our per capita transport emissions by 2040 by introducing electric cars and a requirement to use bio fuels. To incentivise climate-friendly behaviour we're introducing an emissions trading scheme, which includes all sectors and all gases," David Parker Minister Responsible for Climate Change Issues

South Pacific to be protected from destructive fishing,[28] May 16

New Zealand Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons unveils "the best and most equitable way of addressing the contentious issue of putting a price on carbon." Kicking the carbon habit, March 26[29]

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