Oil exploration

In the hot seat

In the hot seat

Shell New Zealand chairman Rob Jager concedes there are issues with his product. But he says as long as people keep using it, Shell will keep drilling, Chris Morris reports.

Cooking with gas

Cooking with gas

Business is booming in Taranaki, and much of the credit for the region's jobs and wealth is being given to the oil and gas industry. But, in quieter corners of the province, opponents are counting the cost. Chris Morris reports.

Expanding search for hydrocarbons gives some the jitters

Expanding search for hydrocarbons gives some the jitters

Sarah Roberts' family farm is being surrounded by the oil and gas industry.

Anadarko ship farewelled by message

Anadarko ship farewelled by message

Three anti-oil protesters who scaled the Dunedin Railway Station yesterday morning and unfurled a banner were later given a pre-charge warning by police.

Powering the future

Powering the future

Even as exploratory drilling gets started off the Otago coast, everyone agrees we have to move from fossil fuels to a low-carbon future. But does that mean giving up the car, the dishwasher and YouTube? Bruce Munro talks to those researching and living The Transition.

Pro-drilling councillor criticises MP's stance

Pro-drilling councillor criticises MP's stance

A Dunedin city councillor has accused Dunedin North Labour MP David Clark of putting votes before jobs as the debate over exploratory gas drilling heats up in the South.

Protest vessel arrives

Protest vessel arrives

A veteran protester arrived in Dunedin yesterday to help the city quit its oil addiction.

Search comes south

Search comes south

Oil and gas exploration in our backyard is on its way. No matter whether you are for or against deep sea drilling, it is set to begin in earnest off the Otago coast.

Oil battle looming in Otago

Oil battle looming in Otago

Anadarko looks set to be greeted by a protest flotilla when the Texas-based oil giant starts drilling a test well in deep water off the Otago coast early next year.

To drill or not to drill, that is the question

To drill or not to drill, that is the question

A key to Dunedin's future prosperity could lie buried beneath the seabed just 60km off the coast. But so, too, could the seeds of an environmental catastrophe. Reporter Chris Morris talks to Dunedin's mayoral candidates about oil and gas.

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