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Eating our way to global warming

Greenpeace last night took a UN climate change report as a mandate to call for the halving of the New Zealand dairy herd --- a move that would cost the country approximately $8.3 billion in lost exports. Bu…
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: The Environment Select Committee eharing submissions yesterday on the Zero Carbon Bill

The Zero Carbon Bill: the fine print

It seems the devil is now starting to appear in the Zero Carbon Bill’s detail. Parliament’s Environment Select Committee held their second day of public hearings yesterday with so-called “big organisa…
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The huge water bill

The Government is to establish a National Environmental Standard for wastewater and stormwater discharges which could cost local government nearly $5 billion over the next ten years. Councils are already pl…
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: Dairy NZ CEO, Tim Mackle and board member, Elaine Cook at the Environment Select Committee

The air is heating up

Forest and Bird CEO, Kevin Hague, appearing yesterday before Parliament’s Environment Select Committee, defined the question that will dominate its proceedings over the next three months as it hears over 1…
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: Environment Ministwer David parker with Labour MPs at Waitangi this year. Keeping Maori onside while he keeps NZ First's votes will be one of his biggest challenges reforming the Resource Management Act.

Can Parker get the votes to reform the RMA

The path between yesterday’s announcement of a Resource Management Act review and its eventual passage into law threatens to be as torturous as the progress of any resource consent through the present syst…
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