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Environment

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...

“This crisis is too big; we cannot wait any longer”

Housing Minister Megan Woods sat backstage at the Infrastructure New Zealand symposium yesterday and heard a damning indictment of her Government's housing policies coming...

Covid recovery cannot return to the status quo

The Government is ready to turn the reform of the Resource Management Act next year into the basic tool to define what sort of...

Not as easy as it looks

The way Judith Collins tells it, National’s  Resouce Management Act policy is simple; the Act will go and what will follow will make development...

Parker hints at Tiwai Point survival

Environment Minister David Parker is now hinting that the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter may be able to survive. New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS),smelter at...

100% renewable – but at a price

The Government appears to accept the inevitability of the Tiwai Point smelter closing even though talks between New Zealand Aluminium Smelters and the Government...

Parker moves to quell farmer protests

Environment Minister David Parker's freshwater reforms have struck another hurdle, and a backdown on part of them is imminent. Opposition from Southland farmers to strict...

The new RMA: fewer plans and consents, more Government direction and Maori involvement

The Randerson report on the Resource Management Act yesterday splits the Act in two and subtly moves power in the planning system towards the...