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.
In today's email we detail how Ministry of Health CEO Cai Chuah ignored his own MInister's advice.
In today's email we look at the funding squeeze on the big banks, Wheeler's warning on houses, and the progress of the DTI limits (and we check out the covfefe coverage of Trump's midnight tweet).
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Friday.
Good morning all.
Submitters to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee on Thursday argued for amendments to the proposed new environmental reporting regime to ensure it was not subject to any "political leverage".
Dairy NZ says the dairy industry is no longer willing to be the "whipping boy" for any decreasing water quality of New Zealand's streams and rivers, while Fish and Game has called for a public inquiry into the water quality issue.
For the convenience of email subscribers, here's my Herald on Sunday column on what Jan Wright's report on dairying and water quality means for our economic strategy. I describe it as our big hairy, mooing Faustian bargain