Saturday, September 26, 2020

Environment

Climate change’s odd couple almost agree

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has thrown down the gauntlet to politicians by yesterday announcing the members of the Climate Change Commission. All six of...

Making peace with farmers

The Prime Minister yesterday and the Environment Minister on Tuesday appear to have mounted an operation to mend fences with farmers. Only a month after...

How Bridges let the Blue Greens redefine National

National‘s decision last Thursday to vote for the Zero Carbon Bill is the end of a long process of debate within the...

Shaw stakes political future on historic farm agreement

The Greens co-leader James Shaw yesterday laid his political reputation on the line with his backing of a deal with farm leaders.to...

Farm leaders win Government backdown

In what risks being seen as another u-turn, and with what amounts to a substantial reversal of Labour’s election campaign policy, the Government is set to launch a charm offensive on farmers today with a backdown over putting agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Light rail chief says think again

The Government official in charge of the Auckland light rail project at the New Zealand Transport Agency has been questioning the whole...

Political heat goes on climate legislation

The Environment Select Committee hearing submissions on the Zero Carbon Bill

Ministers reject Greens environmental argument and approve gold mine expansion

In many ways, Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage is lucky that her decision to block the expansion of the Martha mine has...

Ardern hints at climate change compromise

The Prime Minister gave a heavy hint to the United Nations yesterday that the Government is looking to back off its proposal...

There will be trees on them thar hills

Environment Minister David Parker is dismissing Opposition claims that all of Central Otago will need to be planted in forest for the region to...

Under fire but not backing down

Environment Minister David Parker, under fire from farmer meetings is refusing to bow to their pressure to extend the consultation time on his tough...

NZ First MP hints at changes to the water proposals

There were hints yesterday that there may yet be some changes to the Government’s tough freshwater pollution standards released last Thursday. NZ First MP, Mark...

New water standards could put some farmers out of business

Critics say Environment Minister David Parker’s new freshwater pollution policy announced yesterday risks putting some dairy farmers, particularly in Canterbury, out of business. And there...

Waitangi Tribunal calls for Maori co-management of all freshwater

In what will be a landmark decision, the Waitangi Tribunal yesterday recommended that the Resource Management Act be changed to require co-management by iwi...

Shaw says climate change targets can change

Climate Change Minister James Shaw is not committed to the upper methane limit set out in the Zero Carbon Bill. The proposal that methane be...

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