Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Climate Change Minister James Shaw have released a consultation paper proposing a dozen improvements to forestry regulations in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.
Rod Oram reviews the Productivity Commission's landmark report on moving to a carbon-neutral economy. He finds a wealth of insight on the task ahead, but no analysis of what happens if we fail or what a radical disruption might look like.
Drivers face massive fuel cost hikes and a ban on petrol and diesel engine vehicles within 15 years, while farmers will have to radically change land use if New Zealand is to become carbon neutral by 2050. Bernard Hickey reports.
The first projects of the Government’s much-touted $3 billion regional investment fund have been revealed, focused on trains, trees, and tourists.
In today's email we looked at the detail of the proposed legislation to ban foreign buyers, and detail what Defence Minister Ron Mark claims is "the biggest blowout" yet found by the new Government.
Agriculture, Food Safety and Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor has decided to keep the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) intact as one ministry, but it will reorganise it into four branches.
Officials have warned the Government that meeting its greenhouse gas commitments under the Paris Agreement could cost up to $36 billion by 2030 and it should do as much to adapt to climate change as it does on preventing it, Eloise Gibson reports from the Briefing for the Incoming Minister for Climate Change.
Around Parliament, there’s no-one quite like Shane Jones. He explains to Shane Cowlishaw how he will plant a billion trees and spend a billion dollars, likely ruffling feathers along the way.
The US university pension fund, Harvard Management Company, has put its 28.75% stake in New Zealand's largest forestry business, Kaingaroa Timberlands, up for sale.
On its third day in operation WorkSave NZ said it had shut down 15 logging operations as another forestry worker was killed. Steven Joyce announced over NZ$800 million of funding for seven new science challenges, Michael Woodhouse reported over-stayer numbers had dropped by a third and deportation costs had halved since 2005, and MWH was awarded a NZ$100 million contract to repair state houses in Christchurch.