The Way Forward New Zealand

Since January 2011.
 All content is currently  11th of March , 2014 STILL being migrated from The Way Forward 2011 ( www.thewayforward2011.org.nz )
Uniting communities throughout New Zealand opposed to
the National Government's approach to provision of transport infrastructure



    

 


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Many communities throughout New Zealand are currently fighting against  the National Government's  proposed  Roads of 'National' Significance projects and its 'rationalisation' of some of our regional railways through the Kiwi Rail Turnaround Plan

     The implementation of these projects is not a fait accompli

Neither are they the most appropriate or cost effective 'way forward' for the communities they are supposed to serve.
We still have the opportunity to stop them and to influence a change towards putting in place transport infrastructure that will be more strategically sensible in the long term.

14th of June 2011.
It is significant ( and concerning ) that with New Zealand being one of the 28 nations that fund the International Energy Agency, the world's most credible authority on oil-related matters,  our political leaders , who during the run up to the elections in 2008 were citing the International Energy Agency's assertion that 'peak oil wasn't expected to occur until around 2030' as their reason for not acting to prepare for it, are now choosing to ignore the latest ( 25 May 2011 ) from the Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency which is that, based on their statistics, they now believe the world passed through 'peak oil in 2006 and that consequently governments around the world urgently need to reduce their vulnerability to ever increasingly expensive fossil-fuel prices.  ( click here for more )

From the mid-1980s to September 2003, the inflation-adjusted price of a barrel of crude oil on NYMEX was generally under $25/barrel.
During 2003, the price rose above $30, reached $60 by August 11, 2005, and peaked at $147.30 in July 2008 Stats