Controversial changes to the rules governing overseas investment will soon take effect after being passed by Parliament this week. Businesses now need to consider how to best work with the new rules. Andrew Petersen and Glenn Shewan from Bell Gully take a look how the new regime may affect commercial transactions.
The government is hinting it will lift the $25 a tonne upper limit on the price of a New Zealand Unit of carbon dioxide in the Emissions Trading Scheme, in an announcement following hard on a doubling of funding for government tree-planting. Pattrick Smellie reports.
Special correspondent Gavin Evans finds log exports have tripled in the last decade and could at least double again over the next decade. He takes a detailed look at the wave of port, rail and road investment needed to cope with this 'wall of wood', let alone an even bigger one planned under the Government's 'Billion Trees' programme.
Shane Jones has warned the forestry industry to avoid the fate of the dairy industry, which lost the support of urban voters seemingly overnight. Gavin Evans reports.
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.