Labour has stopped issuing new permits for offshore drilling, but will keep issuing new onshore permits and will let existing ones run for decades to keep Taranaki jobs. Bernard Hickey and Shane Cowlishaw report.
Existing oil and gas exploration permits will remain, but all signs point to them being the last of their kind. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The 8 things that mattered this week
The Government will raise EQC coverage by 50 percent, but has yet to top up the National Disaster fund. Taxpayers will be footing the bill if there is another disaster within the next decade. Thomas Coughlan reports.
In today's email, we covered census day concerns, Ardern's travels in the Pacific, and Steven Joyce's announcement that he is to retire from politics.
In today's email we covered the selection of two Westies as leader and deputy leader of the National Party, and asked whether Simon Bridges might defy the conventional wisdom that predicts he will end up as electoral roadkill.
Earthquake Commission (EQC) chairman Sir Maarten Wevers has resigned, following the decision to appoint an independent adviser to speed up the resolution of thousands of outstanding Canterbury earthquake claims.
In this morning's email we dug into the Government's claim of a massive cost blowout with the Christchurch sports complex project.
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.