8 things that mattered this week
The chief executive of the Environmental Protection Authority was given a grilling by politicians over accusations of ministerial involvement in the resignation of the crown entity's chief scientist.
Rod Oram looks into the controversy around the Environmental Protection Agency’s ruling that the ingredient used in Roundup was unlikely to be carcinogenic. He finds the government's Chief Scientist and the Ministry for the Environment have concerns about the EPA's performance.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Thursday, including median house prices in south and central Auckland rising at annual rates of 25% and the latest from Bill English and Glen Sowry's parliamentary appearances.