Sunday, September 23, 2018

Mole News

From the NZCPR archives by Dr Muriel Newman
Tribal control of New Zealand’s coast
If anyone was hoping the election would deliver some form of reprieve from the hundreds of overlapping claims for the foreshore and seabed, resulting from National’s disastrous Marine and Coastal Area Act, they will be sorely disappointed.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Melanie Phillips: The Leverage for Britain in the Art of the No Deal

The quartet, said to comprise two Brexiteers, Michael Gove and Dominic Raab, and two Remainers, Sajid Javid and Matt Hancock, have reportedly formed a “pragmatic” alliance to “get Brexit over the line”.
Apparently, these four ministers will seek to hose down both ultra-Remainers and ultra-Brexiteers who are all likely to object to the final terms of the deal.

GWPF Newsletter: One-Third Of US Households Struggle To Pay Energy Bills

Ontario Government Moves To Scrap Green Energy Act

In this newsletter:

1) One-Third Of US Households Struggle To Pay Energy Bills
Associated Press, 20 September 2018
2) One In Three U.S. Households Faces A Challenge In Meeting Energy Needs
U.S. Energy Information Administration, 19 September 2018

Karl du Fresne: My shameful confession

I have a shameful confession to make.

On a gorgeous spring afternoon in 2017, I drove to Fernridge School, just west of Masterton, and cast my vote in the general election.

Virtually until the moment I entered the polling booth, I remained an undecided voter.

My electorate vote was straightforward enough. It went to Labour’s Wairarapa candidate Kieran McAnulty – mainly because I thought Alastair Scott, the sitting National MP, had done bugger-all in his first term other than turn up for photo opportunities, and therefore didn’t deserve to be re-elected.

Friday, September 21, 2018

GWPF Newsletter: Europe's Business Lobby Finally Fights EU's Unilateral Climate Policy

Release Of New Climategate Emails Imminent

In this newsletter:

1) Europe’s Business Lobby Prepares Pushback Against EU’s New Climate Goals
EurActiv, 19 September 2018
2) Climategate Continues: Release Of University Of Arizona Climate Emails Imminent
Watts Up With That, 19 September 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NZCPR Weekly: Cultural Indoctrination Week

Dear NZCPR Reader,   

This week we reveal the radical race-based agenda that Labour is progressing – including their just-announced plan to pass responsibility for some of the Marine and Coastal Area claims to a new powerful Maori Agency, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Michael Coote shares his analysis of the Government’s Maori language strategy and urges readers to make submissions, and our poll asks whether you support the Government’s Maori language revitalisation strategy.

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GWPF Newsletter: Arctic Ice Growing Again

Computer Climate Simulations Just Crashed

In this newsletter:

1) Arctic Ice Growing Again
Ron Clutz, Science Matters, 16 September 2018
2) Harry Wilkinson: Arctic Sea Ice Just Won’t Play The Game
The Conservative Woman, 7 September 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Bryan Leyland: “Things you know that ain't so" - fossil fuels

As the American humorist Will Rogers said: “It’s not what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.” 

“We can have a reliable and economic supply of electricity without burning fossil fuels”


Blackouts are inevitable if we do not have sufficient energy in reserve to make up for the loss of hydro generation in a dry year. In a 1:20 dry year the shortfall amounts to 10% of annual consumption.

To make up for the shortfall we need to have an energy store that can be converted into electricity over the four month dry period. Ever since Meremere power station was commissioned in the 1950s, we have relied on coal-fired stations supplemented by gas and oil to provide the dry year reserve.

Matthew Lau: Federal Government’s “Eat the Rich” Plan Backfires

A few years ago, the federal Liberals told Canadians that they would help the middle class by raising taxes on the rich. According to the early evidence, the plan has flopped. This was entirely predictable. Indeed, in 2015, the C.D. Howe Institute (formerly chaired by the current federal finance minister) called the policy a “losing proposition.” However, the federal finance minister and federal government forged ahead anyway.

The data so far suggests that the federal government’s tax hike on top earners was so economically damaging that it actually reduced federal tax revenues. The Globe and Mail recently reported that the “Liberal government’s tax on Canada’s top 1 per cent failed to produce the promised billions in new revenue in its first year, as high-income earners actually paid $4.6-billion less in federal taxes.”

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mike Butler: Gate Pa and the need to look ahead

Gate Pa and Te Ranga – the full story seeks to put fighting that took place in Tauranga in 1864 within a wide historical narrative that includes Maori history back 360 years, the impact of British settlement in the 19th century, and the reaction to that settlement.

The Battle of Gate Pa on April 29, 1864, has been described as a humiliating defeat for the British although the Battle of Te Ranga seven weeks later resulted in Maori defenders being routed and their commander killed.

At Gate Pa, 31 Government troops were killed and 80 wounded despite vastly outnumbering the rebels. At Te Ranga, more than 80 rebels were killed or fatally wounded. The book corrects a few myths:

GWPF Newsletter: Out-Trumping Trump

European Nations Urge Subsidy Extension For Coal Plants Beyond 2030

In this newsletter:

1) Out-Trumping Trump: European Nations Urge Subsidy Extension For Coal Plants Beyond 2030
Montel, 14 September 2018
2) Green No More: Germany Is Razing A 12,000-Year-Old Forest To Make Way For A Coal Mine
Quartz, 13 September 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Frank Newman: Sidestepping planners

The government is getting serous about housing, but it's interesting how Labour's view of planning regulations has changed now that it finds itself in the position of being a developer via its Kiwibuild scheme.

It seems the Housing Minister Phil Twyford is now discovering the very same difficulties builders and developers have confronted for quite some time. The only difference being, unlike every other poor sod who is burdened with outrageous planning regulations, the Minister is able to sidestep the obstacles to get the building work done quicker and at less cost.

GWPF Newsletter: Green Madness

Europe's Renewable Energy Directive Poised To Harm Global Forests

In this newsletter:

1) Green Madness: Europe's Renewable Energy Directive Poised To Harm Global Forests
Princeton University, 12 September 2018
2) Is The European ETS Falling At The First Hurdle?
ICIS, 11 September 2018 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Bob Edlin: Ethnicity data to be collected for “balance” in appointments to State sector boards

Great news for mathematicians.  Their services – or the services of a few of them, appropriately selected – look likely to  be increasingly required to monitor the implementation of the Government’s diversification policies.

Those policies are being pushed into the domain of science by the Royal Society of New Zealand and by Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods.

The society and the Minister are saying – in effect – they can’t wait for the gender and race blends they seek to evolve naturally.  They favour a creative approach, to be effected through social engineering.

This puts merit on the back seat and promotes a numbers game.

Clive Bibby: "We have been conned! You could be next!"

The front page of Friday 7th edition of The Gisborne Herald had a headline usually reserved for the outbreak of war.

It focused on the same day Prime Ministerial-announcement of $153 million being pumped into the local economy from the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund, mostly based on applications from Gisborne District Council.

My research tells me similar amounts are likely to be added during the life of this Government. They must think we’re worth it.

On this basis, why would anyone even try to rationally assess the real impact of this huge dollop of largesse on the region?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Melanie Phillips: America's Party of Hate and Subversion

What’s going on in the US is simply terrifying. Almost every day seems to bring a fresh demonstration of a hate-driven stampede towards mob rule – by people who, in Orwellian fashion, claim to be acting to uphold American values.

Look at how the Senate judiciary committee confirmation hearing into the Supreme Court candidacy of Judge Brett Kavanaugh turned into a circus on day one. It is standard procedure in the US that when the presidency changes political colour, the political makeup of the Supreme Court may also change as a result.

NZCPR Weekly: Attacking Landlords

Dear NZCPR Reader,   

This week we question the Government’s proposed changes to tenancy laws and their continued attack on landlords, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Mike Butler explains why Labour’s changes could make tenancies unmanageable, and our poll asks whether you agree with Labour that the present rental laws are unfair on tenants.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

GWPF Newsletter: Paris Climate Agreement ‘On The Brink’

Western Governments Refuse To Transfer $100 Billion P.A.

In this newsletter:

1) Paris Climate Agreement ‘On The Brink’ As Western Governments Refuse To Transfer $100 Billion P.A.
AFP, 9 September 2018
2) Real News: Bangkok Meet Fails To Finalize Draft On Paris Agreement Rules
Associated Press, 9 September 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

GWPF Newsletter: BBC Freezes Out Climate Sceptics

Science As We Know It Is Dying — And So Is Academic Freedom

In this newsletter:

1) BBC Freezes Out Climate Sceptics
Ben Webster, The Times, 8 September 2018
2) Business As Usual: UN Climate Meeting Deadlocked
AFP, 8 September 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Seton Motley: Yet Another Leftist Anti-Energy Misdirection - hiding behind the animals

The entirety of the Leftist radical environmental movement is dangerous and stupid.

Dangerous: Because it costs many, many humans their lives when they can’t heat or cool their homes because the Left has prohibited – or rendered prohibitively expensive – the energy they need to heat or cool themselves.  

And because Leftist environmentalists routinely engage in violence in attempts to impose their will.

Stupid: Because their ideas for alleged energy – are awful, and awfully dumb.  Solar, wind, ethanol and the like – are terrible sources of energy…and are worse for the environment than the real energy sources they purport to replace.  “Green energy” – is neither green nor energy.

So when you have a terrible product to sell – your salesmen must incessantly lie their faces off.