Articles tagged Forestry

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.

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.

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.