An array of environmental groups has written to the Government, asking it to immediately put a halt to mining exploration inside a marine sanctuary for endangered Maui dolphins. Sam Sachdeva reports.
A mining exploration permit has been quietly granted inside a marine sanctuary set up to protect the endangered Maui dolphins, Shane Cowlishaw reports exclusively.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says she won't review law that was held to prevent her department from ceding conservation land in a swap deal, thwarting the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme last year.
The Greens are doubling down on their high polling with a policy announcement reminding the public that they are, well, still green.
Making New Zealand predator free seems like an impossible goal. Shane Cowlishaw meets the man tasked with making it happen.
In today's email we follow up on a weekend spent at the National Party annual conference in Wellington.
Trampers from overseas will soon have to pay substantially more to access huts and campsites on New Zealand's so-called Great Walks as part of a shake-up of the management of the DOC estate.
Refusing to go quietly, the departing Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has fired a broadside at the Government about the plight of New Zealand’s birds, calling for a tourist levy to pay for their protection and continued use of 1080 poison. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
It was a day of urgency in the house. The Social Housing Reform bill passed into law, Peter Dunne helped push the Game Animal Council bill into law, the Maori TV amendment bill was passed, the Building Amendment Bill was passed, the Financial Reporting Bill was passed and the Reserve Bank's Covered Bonds bill went into the committee stage, but was interrupted.