Energy-intensive heavy industry has a long term future in New Zealand, but only if policies to decarbonise the economy can deliver a secure energy supply, says the outgoing chief executive of New Zealand Aluminium Smelters, Gretta Stephens, who will swap to be CEO at Bluescope's New Zealand Steel plant later this month.
In this morning's email we learn that, although they won't say the name, China is the focus of Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters in the Pacific.
In this morning's email we learn that, while we were sleeping, Donald Trump fired the first shots in a potential trade war that could see New Zealand stuck between the opposing sides.
1. Steel dumping claim dumped
MBIE have found little evidence of subsidised Chinese steel affecting the New Zealand market, removing any temptation the Government may have had about pursuing the issue.
New Zealand will take no action regarding a complaint about Chinese steel dumping, after an investigation found little evidence of the practice.