The Government wants to make big infrastructure investments without breaking its budget rules, Thomas Coughlan reports
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.
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The draft Government Policy Statement on transport has received plaudits for its vision on public transport and logistics, but some say the proposals will fail to improve the lives of those on low incomes that will be hit hard by fuel tax increases. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Government’s draft land transport policy promises big rail investments paid for by an increase in petrol taxes, Thomas Coughlan reports.
Shane Jones has been rebuked for his attacks on Air New Zealand’s board of directors, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying calling for their resignations was “a step too far”.
The first projects of the Government’s much-touted $3 billion regional investment fund have been revealed, focused on trains, trees, and tourists.
To some Kiwis, Waitangi Day commemorations have become synonymous with protest and political squabbling. With a new prime minister and government, how might that change? And what are the wider implications for Crown-Maori relations? Sam Sachdeva reports.
In today's email we looked at the detail of the proposed legislation to ban foreign buyers, and detail what Defence Minister Ron Mark claims is "the biggest blowout" yet found by the new Government.