Articles tagged Jan Wright

Labour's new leader has pledged her Government would develop legally-binding carbon budgets, setting up a clear choice for voters eyeing National's tweaks to existing laws, Lynn Grieveson reports.

Refusing to go quietly, the departing Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has fired a broadside at the Government about the plight of New Zealand’s birds, calling for a tourist levy to pay for their protection and continued use of 1080 poison. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

In today's email we catch up with the latest political and economic news, including the Pike River drift video, rising dwelling consents in Auckland and a drop in business confidence.

So what would a managed retreat from rising sea levels look like? Lynn Grieveson takes a look at how the Dunedin City Council is trying to avoid the mistakes of Kapiti Coast and Christchurch by educating residents in the former marshland of South Dunedin about the risks of rising sea levels, and by proposing to make new homes relocatable.