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Marsden Point

Brad Flutey is a key figure in the Dig In At Marsden , a group who work hard to raise awareness of the impact of the closure of the Marsden Point Oil Refinery.

In 2003, the refinery produced 70% of New Zealand’s petrol and 90% of our diesel. Since being shut down in 2022, we are now reliant on importing all of our fuel, and poor quality plus three times more expensive bitumen for our roads.

Brad says “we’ve been drowning in the issues for long enough, it’s time to get behind creating energy independence and working solutions. We still need fuel, fertiliser, roading and CO2, and we need to improve how we harvest energy from hydrocarbons. Why outsource to other nations that may not care about the environment as much as we do, when we have plentiful resources in our own country?

None of the major parties have a plan to provide for the needs of the country in a sustainable way. The Dig In At Marsden proposes that We The People create the solution ourselves, and by doing so, be the change we want to see in the world. Geopolitics is tilting toward a culture war that may lead to world war. How do you fight the entirety of the problem as a collective, if you have lost a strategic asset that provides you with resources necessary for life? We must reinstate that asset!”

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