Local councils are facing a string of daunting challenges, ranging from sea level rise to massive infrastructure bills. Shane Cowlishaw explores how their relationship with the new Government will be integral in how they handle those challenges.
Water ownership rights for Maori did not come up during a “warm but practical conversation” with the members of the Iwi Chairs Forum, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
In today's email we followed up the Briefings to Incoming Ministers released yesterday, and asked how 'free and frank' our public servants really can be.
Sharper incentives to be frugal with water drawn from New Zealand’s lakes and rivers will help clean up our waterways, faster, according to a briefing to the incoming Minister for the Environment, Eloise Gibson reports.
In today's email we detailed the problems with New Zealand's water supplies.
A damning report on the state of New Zealand’s drinking water has called for mandatory treatment of the country’s water supply - but a battle is looming over the cost of making that a reality. Sam Sachdeva reports.
A damning report into the quality of New Zealand’s drinking water has recommended universal treatment of the country’s water supply, saying it “firmly and unequivocally” supports a change to the law.
The Government’s plans to introduce a royalty on bottled water exports has hit a major stumbling block, with New Zealand’s chief trade negotiator for the TPP suggesting such a move would violate existing free trade deals.
In today's email we detail the latest developments as we move toward a new Government.
Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern has named the Labour ministers who will make up the new Government, as she prepares to speak to the Governor-General and iron out final coalition discussions.