Environmental protests against oil, gas and gold mining have broken out from one end of the country to the other in the last two days.
"NZ has the potential to be a Norway, leading the world in social welfare, cradle-to-grave provision. But first we need an oil and gas industry."
A string of difficulties have seen the global oil company report losses for the first time in 13 years.
"Petrobas probably heard how long it takes to get resource consent..."
The Brazilian oil company which faced protests in New Zealand when it did deep-sea exploratory work off East Cape last year faces charges relating to the alleged dumping of oil into the sea at a Rio de Janeiro refinery.
Lawyers challenging Brazilian oil company Petrobras's deep sea oil exploration licence say the Minister of Energy failed to consider the impacts of such activity on marine life.
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