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Most Kiwis happy with our climate-change stand

Tuesday - The majority of New Zealanders are satisfied with the Government’s climate-change programme, new research suggests.


Tuesday - The Government is taking applications to fast-track infrastructure projects through the consenting process, using the recently passed Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, forest owners were testing TradeMe as a platform for selling carbon credits.

Future of Big Industry uncertain, warns minister

Shane Jones

Monday - The future of the Marsden Point oil refinery, the Glenbrook steel mill and large-scale wood processing are all at risk as New Zealand decarbonises, infrastructure and regional development minister Shane Jones is warning.

Greens put pressure on coal-fired boilers

Monday - The Green Party wants coal-fired industrial boilers outlawed within five years.


Monday - Ten years ago, the Government was ditching proposals for mandatory product stewardship.


Monday - TODAY, talks for a free-trade agreement with the United Kingdom get under way.

FRIDAY POLITICS: We need a power plan

Friday - Picture this: you’re a Prime Minister who’s weathered a terrorist attack, a volcanic explosion and a pandemic, and then 10 weeks before you go to the polls one of the country’s largest employers...

Carbon falls on smelter news

Tiwai Point smelter

Friday - Carbon prices have reacted to yesterday’s news that one of the country’s biggest electricity users and emitters of greenhouses gases is shutting up shop.


Friday - Negotiations for a free-trade agreement with the United Kingdom start on Monday.


Friday - Ten years ago, the New Zealand food industry was worried by research showing 21.5 per cent of British customers wouldn’t buy New Zealand produce because they were worried about food miles.

CARBON CUTS: Smelter signals end of aluminium emissions

Stew Hamilton

Thursday - One of New Zealand’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters is closing operations in New Zealand, potentially cutting the country’s missions by more than 1.5 million tonnes a year.

Carbon climbs to another new high

Thursday - New Zealand carbon prices are at a new high – but sellers are still not coming to the party.


Thursday - Applications to remove tree-weeds without incurring a carbon liability are now open.


Thursday - Ten years ago, heavy-emitting industries became eligible for free carbon credits for the first time. New Zealand Steel was the biggest beneficiary that year, receiving nearly half a million NZUs.

Government backs regenerative farming

8 Jul 20 - The Government has unveiled a plan for the primary sector that includes a substantial switch to regenerative agriculture.

Fast-track panel chief appointed

Judge Newhook

8 Jul 20 - Environment Court head Judge Laurie Newhook will oversee the resource consent fast-tracking process under special covid-19 recovery legislation.

How much e-waste do we recycle?

8 Jul 20 - By PETER GRIFFIN | New Zealand's discarded jumble of unwanted electronic devices equates to around 97,000 tonnes of e-waste a year. How much of it is recycled?


8 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, a European government was buying New Zealand forestry units – but the details were under wraps.

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