A mining exploration permit has been quietly granted inside a marine sanctuary set up to protect the endangered Maui dolphins, Shane Cowlishaw reports exclusively.
In today's email we discussed the evolution of protein sources away from milk and meat, New Zealand's woeful productivity and the delay to replacing our maritime surveillance aircraft.
Parliament was forced into urgency to retrospectively allow 63 police officers to be legally sworn in again, delaying the third reading of the Telecommunications Interceptions bill. A Privileges Committee complaint against Nick Smith over the Ruataniwha dam was dismissed
The Government announced it would ask 6,500 teachers to hand back NZ$10.4 million of Novopay over-payments, the Environment Court approved Bathurst Resources's Escarpment Mine, Statistics NZ said it would prosecute 100 people who didn't fill in their census forms, KiwiSaver funds surpassed NZ$16.5 billion and a new High Commissioner was appointed to Australia.