8 things that mattered this week
The Government has made the first big decision on its way to tackling climate change, but the serious test still awaits.
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 Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright , released her final report into the environmental impacts of fracking in New Zealand on Wednesday. Here's six things to know about the report and the ensuing reaction.