Among developed nations we are arguably the most dependent on our natural environment for earning our living. This reliance goes well beyond the primary sector on land and at sea to attracting tourists, students, immigrants and investors. Above all, our natural assets help define us as a nation.
Rod Oram writes in his weekly column about whether Fonterra should be broken up and why it needs a new chairman and strategy.
Rod Oram celebrates the technology companies bursting onto the scene in New Zealand. They had their chance to shine this week at TechWeek. He finds a vibrant and growing sector that is now our third largest export earner.
Foundations for the Future is the title Finance Minister Grant Robertson has given his first budget.
It’s far from clear that the Government’s dairy industry review announced this week will really get to grips with the sector’s opportunities and challenges, let alone recommend legislative and policy change that will help it with its next great phase of development.
Columnist Rod Oram sifted through a fresh and local report on what Artificial Intelligence might mean for New Zealand. He found we're behind the curve and not ready either for the risks or the opportunities.
Rod Oram reviews the Productivity Commission's landmark report on moving to a carbon-neutral economy. He finds a wealth of insight on the task ahead, but no analysis of what happens if we fail or what a radical disruption might look like.
Rod Oram systematically dismantles the economic and environmental claims New Zealand's gas sector makes as it doubles down on on its promises that it can help cut carbon emissions.
“As a scientist I’ve never had so much reason to be nervous; and as a scientist I’ve never had so much reason to be hopeful.”
Rod Oram looks at a new report on the economic benefits of taking climate change action and finds plenty of reasons for taking action earlier rather than later.