Articles tagged MPI

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.

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.