Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced changes to the country’s waste management strategy, including likely increases to the waste management levy and a plan to recycle more plastic waste.
Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced changes to the country’s waste management strategy, including possible mandatory “product stewardship” of tyres.
The Government will look at whether stronger tests should be set for land sales involving water takes when it embarks on the second stage of the Overseas Investment Act review.
The ban on single use plastic bags may be just the start of bold moves by the Government on waste, but it will need to carefully chart a course between what the Greens want and what business will let them have, Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Government has announced it will ban single use plastic shopping bags, saying there must be an end to the "mountain" of bags polluting the environment.
Documents reveal the Conservation Minister sought advice on Nongfu Spring’s “good character” before approving the sale of Otakiri Springs to the Chinese company, Thomas Coughlan reports.
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 government's directive to the Overseas Investment Office to raise the bar in overseas applications to buy sensitive New Zealand land has scared away tens of millions of dollars in investments in rural property and will hurt farm values, real estate firms say. Jonathan Underhill from BusinessDesk reports