The Government has made the first big decision on its way to tackling climate change, but the serious test still awaits.
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.
In a move that has polarised Green politicians and activists, Genesis Energy has announced it will keep burning coal until 2025 and possible as late as 2030. With James Shaw and Greenpeace lining up on opposite sides of the issue, Thomas Coughlan reports on why Huntly's smoke stacks could stay up for at least another decade.
Opinion: Last year was one of great highs and lows for the Greens, Shane Cowlishaw writes.
The Green Party will push forward its co-leader election process, with the position to be filled by April.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s baby news was one of the main talking points at Ratana on a day focussed on new opportunities and lacking the tension of recent visits, as Sam Sachdeva reports.
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.
In today's email we looked into the Government's Carbon Neutral goal, heard some blunt talk from Willie Jackson on his political rivals, and chose our media person of the year.
In today's email we reported on the challenges facing next year's planned "digital first" census, dug into the document dump about the questions asked during coalition negotiations and detailed some grim reading on climate change.
The new Climate Change Minister, James Shaw, will release long-delayed new guidance to councils on planning for new coastal developments and sea level rise on Friday, Eloise Gibson reports.