Paul Callister

Paul Callister

Paul Callister is a Kapiti based economist who has undertaken social and economic research on local, national, and cross-national issues for a wide range of public, private sector and voluntary organisations. Paul volunteers for three local Kapiti restoration groups, Nga Uruora, Whareroa Farm and Queen Elizabeth Park. He also co-ordinates the ‘Kapiti Mainland Island’, a predator control project involving over 2,000 hectares of land. Paul also run's a number of lizard conservation projects but that is a whole different story.

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3/3 – Can New Zealanders keep flying and reduce their carbon footprint?

By Paul Callister18th of June 2019

Paul Callister and Wallace Rae consider, one of New Zealand’s emissions elephants in the room – aviation – and share views in this series of three articles (Pt.1 & Pt.2). …

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2/3 – Can New Zealanders keep flying and reduce their carbon footprint?

By Paul Callister18th of June 2019

Paul Callister and Wallace Rae consider, one of New Zealand’s emissions elephants in the room – aviation – and share views in this series of three articles. Part Two: The…

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1/3 – Can New Zealanders keep flying and reduce their carbon footprint?

By Paul Callister18th of June 2019

Paul Callister and Wallace Rae consider, one of New Zealand’s emissions elephants in the room – aviation – and share views in this series of three articles. Part One: The…

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Long-distance Buses: Cleaner and Greener but could do Better

By Paul Callister20th of April 2018

Just over a year ago, Pure Advantage published an opinion piece entitled First World Travel, Third World Facilities. In it, I argued that the long-distance bus industry could play a…

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Is it time to update the Public Works Act?

By Paul Callister15th of February 2018

When the Public Works Act 1981 was passed, few people would have anticipated future environmental and social challenges. These include the impact of climate change; the public desire for more…

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First World Travel, Third World Facilities

By Paul Callister24th of February 2017

According to a report prepared by the American Union of Concerned Scientists ‘Motor coaches and trains are a carbon bargain’ .Their 2008 study notes that ‘a couple boarding a motor coach…

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Flights of Fancy

By Paul Callister18th of October 2016

Is it better for the environment to fly from Wellington to Nelson than take the ferry and a bus? Some claim the former but is this simply a flight of…

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