Iwi leaders have rejected the government’s plans for a new Māori working group on fresh water management. BusinessDesk's Gavin Evans reports.
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.
West Coasters are fighting hard to continue allowing mining on the Conservation Estate. Gavin Evans looks at what's at stake economically in a contest pitting regional development against the Labour-Green plan for a ban.
Straterra's Chris Baker contests Kevin Hague's views about mining on the West Coast, saying it creates high wage jobs, has a small environmental footprint and is crucial for the wider economy.
The investigation into a Northland contract milker caught on camera hitting cows with a steel pipe is ongoing over a month after authorities were given footage of the abuse. Farah Hancock reports.
The Crown will appeal last month's High Court's decision that the government was negligent in allowing Psa, the virus which devastated the kiwifruit industry, into the country.
The Ministry for Primary Industries wants feedback on whether the honey produced and sold in New Zealand should meet similar requirements to exported mānuka honey given some of the domestic supply ends up overseas.
The key events in our political economy this week included still-low inflation figures keeping interest rates on hold for at least another year, house price inflation bubbling along outside of Auckland and Christchurch and worsening a productivity problem, the re-emergence of a debate over whether councils should collect and spend income and consumption taxes, and Donald Trump's tearing up of the American-led post-war order that is forcing Europe and others, including ourselves, to look for alternative trade and security partners.
The High Court has backed New Zealand kiwifruit growers' claims that the government was negligent in allowing Psa, the virus which devastated the industry, into the country.
Farmers will now be told when a neighbouring farm has been infected with mycoplasma bovis.