NZ bans offshore exploration
NEW Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a ban on all new offshore oil and gas exploration as part of an effort to reduce the country’s net greenhouse gas emissions. The decision was met with mixed reviews from both sides of politics, with NZ National Party MP Jonathan Young labelling the move a form of “economic vandalism”. Federal Resources minister Matt Canavan said the Australian Government was happy to attract oil and gas investment “if NZ doesn’t want it”. “Then we can export the gas to them because I can't see kiwis stopping using cars, heating and plastics,” Mr Canavan tweeted.