New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declares ‘climate emergency’

Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a “climate emergency” on Wednesday, telling parliament that urgent action was needed for the sake of future generations.Ardern said the science on climate change was clear and New Zealand had to acknowledge the threat.The centre-left leader said the challenges posed by global warming meant parliament’s declaration — […]

New Zealand declares climate emergency, promises carbon neutral govt by 2025

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the climate emergency declaration was based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s findings that to avoid more than 1.5 degree Celsius rise in global warming, emissions would need to fall by around 45% from 2010 levels by 2023 and reach zero by around 2050.

New Zealand declares climate emergency, promises carbon neutral government by 2025

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the climate emergency declaration was based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s findings that to avoid more than 1.5 degree Celsius rise in global warming, emissions would need to fall by around 45% from 2010 levels by 2023 and reach zero by around 2050.

New Zealand joins Australia in denouncing China’s tweet

It “is truly repugnant. It is deeply offensive to every Australian, every Australian who has served in that uniform,” he told reporters in Canberra. “The Chinese government should be totally ashamed of this post. It diminishes them in the world’s eyes.” Morrison said his government contacted Twitter asking it to take the post down. The […]

World leaders to address special session of UNGA on Covid-19 pandemic

Bozkir’s Spokesperson Brenden Varma, replying to a question on whether it was far too late to hold the special session on Covid-19, said the President of the General Assembly agrees that it is already too late to have this meeting, which should have been held in the summer as the coronavirus cases were rapidly increasing […]

‘Heart-breaking’: 30,000 sign petition urging Pharmac to fund inflammatory bowel disease medicine

Pharmac’s own committee advised that it fund ustekinumab in May. Its chief executive Sarah Fitt told protestors she had regular discussions with suppliers and hoped the medicine would be funded soon. The drugs were on a waiting list.

Test cricket looks to break out of the bubble in Hamilton

In that light, it’s no surprise that New Zealand have taken up that responsibility in cricket too, offering us a much-needed glimpse into the old normal that awaits us on the other side of this pandemic. The grounds, for example, will be packed and buzzing for Test matches. West Indies captain Jason Holder called the […]

NZ ideally placed to broker truce between China and the Five Eyes alliance

None of this is easy or quick, but it is better than standing by while the situation worsens. Rather than be passive hostages to fortune, New Zealand should act. Invite Biden, invite Xi, look at the godwits — and start talking long-term peace, security and stability. 

World leaders to address high-level, special session of UN General Assembly on COVID-19

Bozkir’s Spokesperson Brenden Varma, replying to a question on whether it was far too late to hold the special session on COVID-19, said the President of the General Assembly agrees that it is already too late to have this meeting, which should have been held in the summer as the coronavirus cases were rapidly increasing […]

Evidence ‘inconclusive’ that lower interest rates are increasing inequality, says Adrian Orr

“Our actions assisted the New Zealand economy to remain on track to experience low and stable consumer price inflation, a lower unemployment rate than otherwise, a New Zealand dollar exchange lower than otherwise, and ongoing financial stability,” he said.