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Catering was Vegan only and Zero Waste at a Degrowth Conference

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 1:57 pm | Deirdre Kent

A recent Wellington conference by Degrowth Aotearoa New Zealand had a catering arrangement where the only option was vegan and there was no waste. Zero Waste champion Hannah Blumgardt had offered to do the catering because she was fed up with attending so-called ... More >>

Oil Depletion Means An Election Win Is A Poisoned Chalice

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 11:17 am | Deirdre Kent

The National Party won the 2023 New Zealand general election but they are actually in for a shock; a win is a poisoned chalice. That means it appears to be a reward but in reality is harmful. No matter what a government does, petrol and diesel prices ... More >>

Planned Obsolescence Legislation – An Easy Win For The Degrowth Movement

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 2:01 pm | Deirdre Kent

Banning planned obsolescence would be a major step forward in the fight for a more sustainable future. Indeed it is one of the low-hanging fruits that degrowth advocates can achieve, as consumer groups have been pushing this for years. The rise of repair ... More >>

Tradable Energy Quotas (TEQs) Are Rationing That Works

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 10:53 am | Deirdre Kent

Rationing had always appealed to me. As a child in rural Canterbury during the war, I remember taking ration coupons to the shop to buy sugar, clothing, butter and tea along with our money. Our parents managed the petrol coupons. The government rationed ... More >>

Degrowth - The Word To Hate & Then Accept

Sunday, 30 July 2023, 1:13 pm | Deirdre Kent

We have recently started a group called Degrowth Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) . Our members come from concern about planned obsolescence, fast fashion, overpackaged food, aviation, too many cows, too many cars. Ordinary people in rich countries are ... More >>

Tradable Energy Quotas Will Reduce NZ’s Agricultural Emissions

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 6:18 am | Deirdre Kent

When Degrowth Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) first became keen on advocating for Tradable Energy Quotas (TEQs) as invented by David Fleming, we were worried that TEQs wouldn’t reduce our huge agricultural emissions, particularly methane and nitrous oxide. This ... More >>

It Escapes Me Why We Still Think The ETS Will Ever Work

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 6:16 am | Deirdre Kent

Isn’t it time to admit the Emissions Trading Scheme will never work? This article argues that the ETS won’t work and the time has come to explore other methods of reducing emissions, like Tradable Energy Quotas (TEQs) instead. The New Zealand Emissions ... More >>

Housing Bubble solved only by new currency paying for land

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 10:21 am | Deirdre Kent

To solve Auckland’s housing crisis we have to gradually take land out of the market so that nobody benefits from buying or selling land,” according to Deirdre Kent, a spokesperson for the New Economics Party. “Only when it is recognised that land ... More >>

Notice of public meeting on Otaki's electricity - Wed Feb 23

Wednesday, 16 February 2011, 2:30 pm | Deirdre Kent

An Otaki community group is holding a public meeting on Wednesday Feb 23rd to discuss the future of Otaki’s energy and ask if Otaki can generate more electricity than it uses. Deirdre Kent, a spokeperson for Transition Town Otaki, which started the ... More >>

Rejunevating the West Coast Economy

Tuesday, 16 May 2000, 3:06 pm | Deirdre Kent

So the Chathams has its own currency. Next it could be the West Coast. If the West Coast used a combination of local currencies, Mondragon-model cooperatives and Grameen Bank model microcredit schemes, combined with existing NZ trade barter schemes, then ... More >>




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