Energy | FoMA

By: Foma  06-Dec-2011

There is no need to dig up New Zealand soils or sink wells to find valuable resources, says Picton company director Nick Gerritsen of Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation and CarbonScape.

Waste streams like the algae on Blenheim's sewage ponds and forestry waste-wood can be converted to clean, green replacements for dirty and risky energy sources like petrochemicals, coal and nuclear, says Mr Gerritsen.

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Agriculture | FoMA

I firmly believe we must keep our competitive advantage for exports and that advantage is in what we do with our land," Fay said in a statement. Fay's group, which had previously signalled an interest in buying nine of the farms, tabled its bid with receiver KordaMentha on Tuesday.


Forestry | FoMA

The Overseas Investment Office has granted consents covering a 5224-hectare forest in Waiau Road, inland of Tokomaru Bay, the 3999-hectare Moonlight Forest in Waitangi Road inland of Te Karaka, and 1143 hectares in Tauwhareparae Road inland of Tolaga Bay. THE Malaysian-based owners of Ernslaw One have been given clearance to buy another 10,367 hectares of forestry land on the East Coast, most of which are about to come into production.


Aquaculture and Fisheries | FoMA

The company has applied to the Environmental Protection Authority to create farms at Ruaomoko Point, Kaitapeha Bay and Ngamahau Bay just off Arapawa Island; Richmond Bay, Taipipi, Wymens Bay and White Horse Rock in the Waitata Reach and Papatua in Port Gore. Lobby groups are rallying to fight Nelson-based NZ King Salmon plans to create eight new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds.


Conferences and Expos | FoMA

National platform for researchers, communities and policy makers to discuss critical success factors for. M?ori economic development, including aspirations, capacity and capability, collaboration, and local.


Environment | FoMA

Imagine how many more rivers and lakes we're going to lose to agricultural pollution in the interim," chief executive Bryce Johnson said. Regional councils have been given too long - up to 30 years - to set pollution limits, the Cawthron Institute report says. Already-polluted lakes and rivers will only get worse under a flawed freshwater policy. The study was commissioned by Fish & Game New Zealand.


ETS and Carbon Market | FoMA

With the dust settling after the Australian Government's unveiling of its Clean Energy Future Plan, including a carbon price, it's time to bring a more informed perspective to the discussion. Comparing our plan with Australia's is not straightforward, write Phil O'Reilly, BusinessNZ chief executive, and John Carnegie, BusinessNZ energy and environment manager.


Government and Legislation | FoMA

Labour leader Phil Goff will be clinging to the unexpected results of a new poll in which his party has picked up twice as much support as National. The TVNZ Marae Investigates Digipoll surveyed Maori listed on both the general and Maori electoral rolls.