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Environment

Nats turn green

That old environmental political warhorse Nick Smith put MP Chris Bishop in his place at the National Party’s Blue Greens Forum on Saturday. Bishop, the...

Resource management reforms too slow for Gabrielle

Cyclone Gabrielle has caught the Government with its legislative pants down. A Bill which could have played a critical role in defining how individuals and...

Here comes another contentious piece of legislation

The Prime Minister yesterday put out a number of political fires by deferring or cancelling a series of Ardern Government initiatives. But while he was...

Government makes concessions to farmers on methane

The Government yesterday pulled back on part of its response to farmers over the proposal to impose a levy on-farm greenhouse gas emissions. But it...

Three waters entities may be too small

The proposed four water entities may still be too small to borrow successfully on the international bond market. An ANZ banker told the...

Parker’s plans greeted with scepticism

Environment Minister David Parker had no sooner left the InfrastructureNZ conference yesterday after explaining his Resource Management reforms than a conference panel started to unpick...

Parker’s big RMA changes

Environment Minister David Parker will today unveil the most fundamental and sweeping reforms of our resource planning laws since the introduction of the Resource...

Farmers ambush Shaw

Federated Farmers' hard line on agricultural emissions has won the day, and all the country's major livestock farming organisations are now opposing the Government's...

The Mayors and the three waters money trail

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looks likely to judge the proposal from the Auckland and Christchurch Mayors to replace Three Waters on what it might...

Farm emissions proposals shock ag sector and shake National

The Government shocked New Zealand’s 23,400 sheep and cattle farmers yesterday with proposals to make them pay for their greenhouse gas emissions which could...

“Taliban” National MP to face selection challenge

Right-wing National MP Simon O'Connor is now facing a challenge to his re-election. O'Connor is the MP for the blue-ribbon Auckland seat of Tamaki, which...

Too many trees

While the Prime Minister last week was filling in for Prince William at a celebrity-laden climate change event in New York, back home, her...

ETS price skyrockets

There has been an explosion in Emissions Trading Scheme unit prices which is likely to mean higher petrol prices next year  and more farmland...

Nelson floods raise new questions about three waters

New questions, in part highlighted by the Nelson floods, have emerged over the Government's proposed Three Waters legislation. Councils are asking how the new water...

Shaw faces rough farmer politics on how to pay for methane

A political scare that appears to have originated from the farmer-protest group Groundswell has fallen flat on its face. Groundswell emissions spokesperson, Steve Cranston, has...