"Industry interest in New Zealand oil and gas is actually higher now than it has been for a number of years", Rodger said, pointing to recent investments by companies such as Austria's OMV Group and Malaysia's Sapura Energy.
"This announcement sends a message to some of Taranaki's major investors and employers that they do not have a long term future in New Zealand".
"The block offer does not affect any jobs that are already there", he said. "We all signed up to the Paris Agreement that said we were moving towards carbon neutrality and now we need to act on it". New Zealand has stood up to one of the most powerful industries in the world.
Jobs are unlikely to be lost tomorrow, but some companies will decide additional investment is better spent elsewhere while others may avoid New Zealand altogether.
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She said all conservation land would be excluded from the final tenders.
The energy industry slammed the government for banning offshore exploration while environmentalists praised it. "We have to start taking those obligations seriously".
The country's upstream petroleum association said it was "very disappointed in the government's decision to halt offshore Block Offers", adding that it was "likely to affect New Zealand's energy security and global reputation". However, another two thirds national energy use is industrial and transport related, for which complete renewable alternatives are not now economically viable.
Jacinda Ardern said students have been part of our most significant social issues in the past.
Mr Jeffries says if new gas supplies are unavailable then coal will continue to be used domestically for purposes such as dairy plants.
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Still, everyone has seen other drivers on a device driving in a risky manner next to them during a commute or a trip around town. More than 215,000 summonses were issued during last year's crackdown, State Police said.
"New Zealand has taken an historic step and delivered a massive breakthrough for the climate, spurred on by the tens of thousands of people who have fought for years to protect our coasts from new oil and gas exploration", said Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman.
But New Zealand National Party MP Jonathan Young described the move as "economic vandalism".
"In my view they should have gone further, when you look at the science we can't afford to burn even half of existing oil reserves if we want to avoid a climate catastrophe, so in my view we should have revoked the existing permits and we shouldn't be doing onshore Taranaki oil and gas exploration. I don't think that's really the way the world's going", he told TV3. "It certainly has nothing to do with climate change", he said.
"As Jacinda Ardern said past year, climate change is this generation's nuclear-free moment".
A week later more than 200 protesters also blocked entrance to the New Zealand Petroleum Conference, during which the government held off on announcing any new permits and signalled it wanted to move away from fossil fuels.
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He said Saudi forces also intercepted two missiles in the southern Jizan and Najran provinces close to the border with Yemen. A week ago, Saudi air defence forces said they shot down a missile fired by the Houthis at the Aramco refinery in Jizan.