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.
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.
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