Media Contacts

Lisa McLaren | Wellington, New Zealand | Zero Carbon Act National Convener and Spokesperson

Jen Coatham | Dunedin, OTA, New Zealand | Dunedin Convener

Alex McNeill | Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand | Christchurch Convener

Siobhan Kelly | Wellington | Wellington Volunteer Lead

Press Releases

When I say “Student” you say “Power” #SchoolStrike4Climate

A School Strike for Climate Action was held in Auckland’s Aotea Square on Friday March 14 with an incredible turn out of around 5000 students and supporters to gather, chant, listen and ultimately march down Queen Street. The students expressed their dissatisfaction with the NZ Government’s track record on climate change.   Continue reading

Election Scorecards Launched

  Generation Zero Launches Election Scorecards Youth Climate Change group Generation Zero have launched online scorecards for council and mayoral candidates across the country. Continue reading

NZ needs Zero Carbon Act to honour Paris Agreement

Youth organisation Generation Zero has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government to ratify the Paris Agreement by the end of the year, but reiterated that New Zealand needs a Zero Carbon Act to live up to the agreement.   “Ratifying the Paris Agreement is one thing, but the real test is the actions New Zealand commits to,” said campaign spokesperson, Lisa McLaren. Continue reading

Unitary Plan Passes

Generation Zero response to the Unitary Plan Passing   Today the Auckland Council governing body finalized the Unitary Plan, the end of a five year process to create a new rulebook for the next 30 years of housing in the city. It will be notified Friday. Continue reading

Coalition for More Homes Launches

  Coalition for More Homes Launches 1st August 2016   The Coalition for More Homes launches today calling on Auckland Council to vote to pass the Unitary Plan. Continue reading

Generation Zero on the Unitary Plan Announcement

  Auckland Director Leroy Beckett:  “Auckland finally has a plan for housing that will meet demand. The Unitary Plan isn't designed to give anyone everything they want, it's the result of years of public submissions and expert testimony The time for political grandstanding is over, the council need to get on with it and pass the plan.   Continue reading

Construction Begins on City Rail Link

  Generation Zero congratulates Council on City Rail Link construction Transport lobby group Generation Zero congratulates the Auckland Council on beginning the  construction of the City Rail Link. ‘This long planned project is finally underway thanks to the tireless effort of Auckland Transport, Transport Advocates,  and Auckland Council who have fought for the CRL for years.” Says Auckland Director Leroy Beckett. Continue reading

Slow phase-out of ETS pollution subsidy a let down

Youth climate change organisation Generation Zero is pleased the Government is at last removing the two-for-one pollution subsidy in the Emissions Trading Scheme, but says the slow phase-out and the indefinite extension of the $25 per tonne price cap is “a big let down”. Continue reading

Generation Zero responds to “Band-Aid Budget”

The 2016 Budget has been met with a muted response by youth lobby group Generation Zero, labeling the budget the “Band-Aid Budget” “The housing policies announced in the Budget are band-aids more designed to ease criticism of the government than to solve the housing crisis. We need leadership from central government on housing, today they showed us very little” Says Leroy Beckett, the groups Auckland Director. Continue reading

New documents showing road only harbour crossing are ‘outrageous’

Generation Zero are ‘outraged’ to see that a road-only connection is being progressed for the new Auckland Waitemata Harbour crossing, in new documents released by Transport Blog today, rather than a crossing that has both a road and rail connection. Continue reading