Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced changes to the country’s waste management strategy, including possible mandatory “product stewardship” of tyres.



Corrections is in the spotlight after placing a child sex offender in a motel housing vulnerable families, a sign of a wider problem it faces. Dozens of houses may have to be built on prison land as the housing crisis and community opposition bite, Sam Sachdeva reports.

Rod Oram takes a closer look at Chris Castle's latest attempt to raise another $10 million to apply to dredge for phosphate on the Chatham Rise at a depth 350 metres deeper than ever mined before.


Controversial changes to the rules governing overseas investment will soon take effect after being passed by Parliament this week. Businesses now need to consider how to best work with the new rules. Andrew Petersen and Glenn Shewan from Bell Gully take a look how the new regime may affect commercial transactions.

Phil Twyford says he will draw up what he calls an action plan with the beleaguered construction industry to address its deep-rooted problems, Thomas Coughlan reports.

Former MP Peter Dunne has seen plenty of inquiries come and go over controversies around the Cabinet table. He looks at whether the Wally Haumaha inquiry could prove a unwelcome distraction and test of Jacinda Ardern's resolve.

MPs facing an already difficult choice on whether to allow euthanasia in New Zealand may feel increasingly conflicted after high-profile figures on each side of the debate made articulate arguments for their case, as Sam Sachdeva reports.

In this week's MediaRoom column, Tim Murphy looks at what premium New Zealand Herald content might cost with a new paywall, the write-down of Stuff Ltd by its owner and another experienced journalist heading to PR.

At his party's recent conference, ACT leader David Seymour made the case for reducing the size of Parliament. But smaller government doesn't always equal small government, Liam Hehir writes, arguing that doubling the number of MPs could be a better call.


With the news a Queen’s Counsel will head the investigation into the leak of MPs’ expenses, the affair has taken on added significance. National appears confident the leaker isn’t one of their own, but a definitive answer may be hard to find, as Sam Sachdeva writes.

Last month New Zealand on Air announced $31 million in funding to broadcasters, but National MP Melissa Lee says there is not enough scrutiny over how that money is spent, Thomas Coughlan reports.


Fonterra Cooperative Group's new chair John Monaghan says the dairy giant's biggest challenge is to change the law which forces it to accept milk from any farmer and sell it to rivals at a subsidised price, according to a report in Dairy News.


Pre-qualification for KiwiBuild homes opened on Monday, with Kiwibank swiftly announcing a new home loan catering to prospective buyers, Thomas Coughlan reports.

The Greens have won a big concession from the One Billion Trees programme, forcing Shane Jones to accept that two-thirds of the trees planted will be natives, Thomas Coughlan reports.

Flyer documents are being sent out to buyers who will receive information memorandums for the business next month, with the hope a sale is finalised by Christmas, the newspaper said without detailing where it got the information. The newspaper named buyout funds such as Lone Star, which owns building materials firm Arclin, Bain Capital and Platinum among potential buyers.

Former MP Peter Dunne has seen many business cycles while in Government. He says Jacinda Ardern should genuinely listen to the business whiners and naggers, not just pay lip-service to hearing their concerns.

Here's my pick of the links from from news and analysis sites around New Zealand and the world at 8 am this morning, with the key quotes in the article.

Technology columnist Richard MacManus is wary of alarmist talk that digital devices are completely 'rewiring' childrens' brains, but argues parents should take an active approach to managing use of these devices.