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Questioning The Merits Of Use Of Exotics Long Term In Managing Climate Change Is A Good Start To The Discussion Paper

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 9:03 am | 50 Shades of Green

  Questioning the merits of the use of exotics long term in managing climate change is a good start to the discussion paper. Transitioning to a low emissions and climate resilient future.   50SOG is encouraged by a change in the conversation ... More >>

Speculative behaviour encouraged by the ETS settings

Monday, 6 September 2021, 1:59 pm | 50 Shades of Green

Climate Change Minister James Shaw can no longer ignore the scale and pace of speculative behaviour being encouraged by the ETS settings and by his own assertions that the carbon price can only rise. More >>

The Government’s No Test For Forestry Conversions Is Destroying The Provinces

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 1:45 pm | 50 Shades of Green

Lobby group 50 Shades of Green prediction that regional New Zealand will be covered in exotic pine is coming to fruition before our very eyes. The wholesale removal of productive land for exotic forestry continues at pace as sales of farmland to ... More >>

Fonterra's New ‘Carbon Zero’ Milk

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 2:43 pm | 50 Shades of Green

Reading this week about the launch of Fonterra’s 'Five anchor milks are now carbon zero' we learned that this product claim would be achieved by gaining off-sets through funding a solar farm in India and a wind farm in New Caledonia. In our opinion the ... More >>

FARM Group Challenges MP’s On Climate Change Emergency Vote

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 1:04 pm | 50 Shades of Green

A group of farmers and scientists set up to present facts on ruminant Methane are challenging MP’s about the popular claim that 48% of NZ’s emissions that constitute the emergency come from agriculture. The group have told MPs that the Ministry of ... More >>

50 Shades Of Green Disappointed James Shaw Retains Climate Change Portfolio

Sunday, 1 November 2020, 5:58 am | 50 Shades of Green

The conservation group 50 Shades of Green is disappointed that James Shaw has retained his climate change portfolio. “While we have nothing against Mr Shaw personally, we believe the portfolio needs a fresh perspective,” 50 Shades of Green chair Any ... More >>

50 Shades Of Green Launches TV Campaign

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 12:41 pm | 50 Shades of Green

50 Shades of Green is to launch a hard-hitting TV campaign on July 1 to raise awareness of the impact of carbon forestry on New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector. The group is alarmed the Government’s reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will incentivise ... More >>

Farmers to Come to Wellington

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 12:24 pm | 50 Shades of Green

Chair, Andy Scott said the conservation group’s message needed to be told to a larger audience. More >>

Farmland Sales to Foreigners Goes from Trickle to a Torrent

Monday, 7 October 2019, 4:48 pm | 50 Shades of Green

The news released today that foreign owned forestry company have purchased more than 77000 hectares of good Kiwi land in just four years should be ringing alarm bells at the Beehive according to conservation group 50 Shades of Green. More >>

Time for a ‘cup of tea’ over trees policy

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 8:50 am | 50 Shades of Green

Conservation Group 50 Shades of Green supports Minister Jones in his efforts to put the right tree in the right place. More >>

New environmental laws will encourage stampede into Forestry

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:28 am | 50 Shades of Green

The governments’ new environmental proposals will further accentuate the move of good, productive farmland into forestry according to environmental lobby group 50 Shades of Green. More >>

Gov waterway document a massive subsidy for tree planting

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 5:11 pm | 50 Shades of Green

Environmental lobby group 50 Shades of Green says the government’s policy document on waterways will provide a massive subsidy for forestry. More >>

Farm Land being converted to forests in epidemic proportions

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 3:03 pm | 50 Shades of Green

The conservation group 50 Shades of Green is appalled at the amount of pasture land being converted to forestry by overseas buyers. More >>

50 Shades of Green grateful for ministerial support

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 9:14 am | 50 Shades of Green

Conservation group, 50 Shades of Green is extremely grateful for the courtesy extended to it by both the Minister of Regional Development, the Honourable Shane Jones and Minister of Agriculture the Honourable Damien O’Connor. More >>

More good farmland lost forever

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 5:40 pm | 50 Shades of Green

News that two large New Zealand farms have been sold off-shore, largely for forestry is depressing according to 50 Shades of Green spokesman Mike Butterick. The same owner has purchased both properties. More >>

Minister Jones is totally wrong on 50 Shades of Green

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 5:09 pm | 50 Shades of Green

Minister Jones is both wrong in fact and totally out of court with his accusations against the conservation lobby group 50 Shades of Green. More >>

Make the most of the increase in exports - It won't last

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 8:44 am | 50 Shades of Green

The biggest increase in volume of meat and dairy products in five years boosted our manufacturing sales in the March quarter. More >>

Government urged to pause on zero carbon legislation

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 10:45 am | 50 Shades of Green

The Government is being urged to call a pause on the zero carbon legislation until a proper cost benefit analysis has taken place. More >>