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We have missed every emissions target so far

Figures released by the Government yesterday showed that between 1990 and 2019, total greenhouse gas emissions increased by 26.4 per cent. The figure is contained...

National threatens to end bipartisan climate change consensus

National is now threatening to break up the two-party consensus on climate change because it is dissatisfied with the Climate Change Commission’s Draft Consultation...

Climate change proposals getting chilly reception

The free-market think tank, the New Zealand Initiative, has this weekend produced a  critique of the Climate Change Commission's proposals to get to net-zero...

How to save the high country

If ever a well-intentioned Government policy backfired, it was "tenure review", which has seen South Island high country farmers hand over some of their...

A bluer shade of green

In her most revealing speech as National Party leader, Judith Collins, appears to be setting the party against a whole list of current Government...

Parker is playing the long game with his far reaching RMA reforms

The new Resource Management legislation unveiled yesterday is probably the most fundamental and complex legislative reform put before Parliament in decades. The new Acts ---...

Tiwai Point may hold key to our low carbon future

The devil will be in the detail of the Climate Change Commission’s proposed carbon budgets released yesterday. And that detail will now be the subject...

Dairy NZ makes pre-emptive strike on methane critics

With what is likely to be a  mind-blowing report on what New Zealand's greenhouse gas reductions will mean in practical terms due on Monday...

David Parker’s big oppurtunity

David Parker’s seemingly odd decision to request the Revenue portfolio from the Prime Minister when she appointed her new Cabinet now makes sense. The Briefings...

Judith Collins; Challenging climate change policy and having fun

Judith Collins has just three words, to sum up the past year; "disunity is death." Maybe that is why she seems so cautious about getting...

How our trade negotiators will navigate the post Trump, post covid, new green world.

It sounds simple. Trump goes; vaccines neutralise Covid, and by the end of next year, foreign trade is back to what we used to...

Climate Change Emergency; is it more than a PR stunt?

The Prime Minister's Declaration of a Climate Change Emergency was largely greeted with scepticism yesterday because it contained no detail on how the emission...

Now the hard part on climate change is about to begin

The Prime Minister is set to declare a climate change emergency today, but she has already conceded that New Zealand is unlikely to meet...

Minister bids for bipartisan end to Auckland jams

The Government looks set to try and ask National to put its votes where its mouth once was over congestion charging for Auckland. Transport Minister...

Parker gets around the RMA to rev up mattress factory

Environment Minister David Parker yesterday indicated he was ready to wade into the middle of a Resource Management row which has pitted two Waikato councils...