The Government has made the first big decision on its way to tackling climate change, but the serious test still awaits.
Over-fishing is a growing problem in the Pacific, as nations try to stop their stocks from being depleted beyond repair. Sam Sachdeva visited Suva to learn about Fiji’s efforts to stop illegal fishing in its tracks and how New Zealand is lending a helping hand.
Jacinda Ardern has called climate change "my generation's nuclear-free moment" - and it is the Pacific in the firing line. Sam Sachdeva reports from Apia on the serious climate change challenges facing the region and how Ardern's government plans to lend a hand.
New Zealand's first environmental accounts show greenhouse gas emissions rose slower than economic growth in the last 25 years, but the planting of forests to absorb carbon has slowed dramatically since 2013. Thomas Coughlan reports on where we're going wrong.
Water ownership rights for Maori did not come up during a “warm but practical conversation” with the members of the Iwi Chairs Forum, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
For samplers of our subscription email, here's the daily email we put out earlier today. It includes detail on how insurers and banks might respond to rising sea levels and a look behind the record high number of new gas guzzlers and old used cars that were imported last year.
On June 30, 2016, some 20 young people held up a lot of zeroes and a sign saying Zero Carbon Act in front of Parliament - and nobody noticed.
Defence Minister Ron Mark faces some big decisions as he reviews the Defence Force’s strategic plans for the decades to come. Mark spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the debts owed by the Government to veterans and the military’s role in “the war on climate change”.
During the 364 days it took for the Ministry for the Environment to get permission to publish new guidelines on rising seas, lobby groups for coastal residents’ succeeded in removing an explicit 1.9m test for large new housing developments. Meanwhile councils were pleading for access to the final guidance, as Eloise Gibson reports.
The World Trade Organisation’s latest conference ended with a lot of talk but no meaningful action. With the United States continuing its attacks on the body and a lack of leadership from other countries, where does the WTO go from here? Sam Sachdeva reports.