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Traffic Congestion, Time, Money & Productivity

Thursday, 24 September 2009, 10:30 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

Today’s editorial in the New Zealand Herald raises serious doubts about the wisdom of the Auckland Regional Council’s ‘green’ transport strategy. (ARC’s ‘green’ transport plan ignores reality.) The editorial writer actually declares the “unthinkable” ... More >>

CRMS responds to claims by Greenpeace

Friday, 9 May 2008, 9:32 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

In a media release yesterday (published on Scoop and presumably elsewhere) Greenpeace climate campaigner, Simon Boxer said, in an attempt to link Owen McShane to a posting by Dennis Avery on the Heartland Institute webpage: More >>

CRMS stands by report on DoC shortcomings

Monday, 5 September 2005, 8:36 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

The NZ Labour Party’s response to the Centre for Resource Management Studies’ recently published report on the role of DoC paints of picture of high satisfaction and happiness with the administration of New Zealand’s Conservation Estate. More >>

ARC's proposed Plan Change 6

Friday, 10 June 2005, 11:23 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

The ARC's proposed Plan Change 6 represents the greatest intervention into our personal freedoms and property rights ever proposed under any land use legislation in New Zealand. More >>

Submission On RMA And Electricity Amendment Bill

Monday, 11 April 2005, 11:26 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

The Centre for Resource Management Studies is a "think tank' financed by a Charitable Trust. More >>

Motorists May well be Paying their Way

Monday, 4 April 2005, 11:35 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

The Government study released today claims the road network costs $3.7 billion a year, while the amount recovered through petrol tax, road user charges for diesel vehicles, registration fees, licence fees, and local body rates, is only $2.6 billion ... More >>

Poor Management Accelerating Mangroves’ Growth

Tuesday, 29 March 2005, 10:06 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

Resource management practices intended to protect waterways from invading mangroves are in fact leading to their total demise, according to a comprehensive report released this week in Auckland by the Centre for Resource Management Studies. More >>

Update on Issue of Contaminated Soils in NZ

Wednesday, 15 December 2004, 9:58 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

An Update on Issue of Contaminated Soils in Rural and Urban Areas of New Zealand. More >>

What’s Up Doc?

Wednesday, 3 November 2004, 11:11 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

Imagine, if a few of us in this room, suddenly inherited one third of the area of New Zealand, including over half of the South Island. More >>

Oil Shortages And Oil Prices – What Should We Do?

Tuesday, 19 October 2004, 3:27 pm | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

Governments around the world are becoming increasingly focused on the rapid rise in oil prices. They wonder if these recent prices rises are simply short term responses to short term problems, or whether they signal the end of the era of cheap oil – ... More >>

RMA amendments: Some thoughts on the Process

Wednesday, 29 September 2004, 4:02 pm | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

National Interest Many submitters and critics of the Act are keen to have some statement about promoting economic development and employment so as to “balance” the environmental focus of the Act. More >>

Taxi Fleet – The Ignored Public transport System

Thursday, 23 September 2004, 11:23 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

Anyone interested in the future of Auckland and the most effective investment in transport should read Great Rail Disasters at , http://i2i.org/articles/1-2004.pdf More >>

Why the Genesis Wind Farm Never Stood a Chance

Tuesday, 21 September 2004, 9:54 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

There has been a mixed reaction to the decision to decline the application by Genesis Energy to construct a 19 turbine windfarm on the wind-swept Awhitu Peninsula, 7km west of Waiuku on the Manukau Heads, south of Auckland. More >>

Proposed Amendments to the RMA

Friday, 17 September 2004, 12:09 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

Many of us have been concerned that the proposed amendments to the RMA focused on process and failed to address any of the fundamental flaws in the Act More >>

Dioxin Levels In NZ Comparably Low

Friday, 10 September 2004, 8:48 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

Before people rush to judgment we should be comparing the dioxin levels in these tested people in New Zealand with levels in Japan and Scandinavia where ambient levels can be 100 times higher than in New Zealand. More >>

Tips For New Mayors – And Councillors Too

Wednesday, 8 September 2004, 10:14 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

You are a new Mayor, or a new councillor. You want “to make a difference”. You may be determined to bring the politically correct bureaucrats to heel. More >>

Transport, Governance, and the ARC

Wednesday, 10 December 2003, 11:51 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

For many years, local government’s main job was building New Zealand’s reservoirs, watermains, drains, sewage treatment plants, bridges and roads. The bigger the cities the bigger the works. Their City Engineers ruled with an iron fist in a concrete ... More >>

That Kyoto Is A Fraud - Owen McShane

Thursday, 4 December 2003, 9:35 am | Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

Two weeks ago I was invited to participate in the Vice-Chancellor's debate at Waikato University. The debate was "That Kyoto is a Fraud". Jeanette Fitsimons took one side and I took the other. I wrote the attached paper to inform myself of ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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