Newsroom columnist Rod Oram is hopeful we can solve our paradox of being rich in natural capital, but being a poor performer economically and environmentally. He proposes a way forward.
Rod Oram writes in this week's column about the Productivity Commission's looming draft report on how to move to a low emissions economy, particularly now it has more ambitious terms of reference under the new Government.
On its third day in operation WorkSave NZ said it had shut down 15 logging operations as another forestry worker was killed. Steven Joyce announced over NZ$800 million of funding for seven new science challenges, Michael Woodhouse reported over-stayer numbers had dropped by a third and deportation costs had halved since 2005, and MWH was awarded a NZ$100 million contract to repair state houses in Christchurch.