• We need your help

    District councils in Taranaki are reviewing their oil and gas rules. There is a possibility this process will inform baselines for national standards affecting the rest of New Zealand. TEW need your help to pay for experts who presented strong evidence oil and gas activities should never be permitted and separation distances from our homes and families should be increased. While the experts are generous with their knowledge and time donations help pay for some of the costs of their ongoing work. Thank you for your support so far and we hope to we can count on your help again.

  • Welcome to Taranaki Energy Watch

    Taranaki's Community Watchdog for Oil & Gas in our Region

Welcome to Taranaki Energy Watch

We are a grassroots community-based group in Taranaki, New Zealand. We're here to provide information on oil and gas activities in Taranaki and across New Zealand.

Latest Updates
News article: Taranaki farmers concerned over safety exclusion zones

10:53 am on 28 November 2018  Robin Martin, Reporter @robincharles robin.martin@radionz.co.nz Taranaki farmers say they will be collateral damage if a recommendation that safety exclusion zones be enforced around oil and gas […]

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News article: Court hears appeal against oil exploration

Five days were set aside to hear an appeal by Taranaki Energy Watch (TEW) against the proposed rules (in the District Plan) relating to oil and gas exploration and production […]

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News article: Taranaki Energy Watch fundraises for Environment Court case on proposed oil and gas rules

Taranaki Energy Watch is continuing their ongoing fundraising for their upcoming Environment court case against South Taranaki District Council’s proposed oil and gas rules. Sarah Roberts, spokesperson for Taranaki Energy […]

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