Public Meeting: Copyright law and other IT issues Thursday 6th October 7-8:30pm — Join Gareth Hughes to discuss the recent changes to copyright legislation in New Zealand, including the so-called 'Skynet Bill', and other IT issues.
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Panda babies have the cute market cornered The giant panda breeding centre started with just six pandas in 1987 and now has more than 100.
Hector's dolphins on course for extinction with at least 23 killed in New Zealand fishing nets each year. [SMH]
Smarter trucking saves fuel over the long haul Trucking companies around the world are looking to boost fuel economy by improving driver behavior. [National Geographic]
Japan confirms whale hunt as activists prepare to die 'Measures would be taken' to ensure the safety of the whalers. [SMH]
Climate shifts sparked 17th-century conflicts A controversial new study suggests that most of humankind's maladies can be traced to climate fluctuations. [Wired]
Oil sands imports could be banned under EU directive The move also casts doubt on the future of other controversial energy sources such as shale gas. [Guardian]]
World's largest shark sanctuary declared Four times the size of California! [SMH]
Send snippet ideas to Ryan Kennedy.
Three very clever Kiwis from Victoria University have taken out third place in an American solar energy contest for their revolutionary "zero energy" house based on the classic kiwi bach.
This is a great example of how New Zealand can lead the world in smart green design and renewable energy. With the right policy settings, we can turn great ideas like this into thousands of new green jobs for New Zealanders.
Smart green jobs are the foundation of a clean green economy that works for everyone.
Metiria Turei and Russel Norman
Telephone: +64 4 801 5102
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