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It's official, our marine world is a mess

Today 11:00am - Climate change and ocean acidification are piling pressure on a marine system already stressed by the impacts of human activities, the latest official state-of-the-environment report says.

High carbon price has downside, says gentailer

Today 11:00am - High carbon prices could hinder electrification of New Zealand’s energy sector, the country’s largest electricity retailer says.

Green investment fund defends slow start

Today 11:00am - The Government’s Green Investment Finance fund says it is working on “a number of opportunities” for investment.


Today 11:00am - Ten years ago, the Government’s plan to give free carbon credits to the holders of fishing quota instead of to fishingboat owners, who would bear the cost of carbon pricing on fuel, was dividing the industry.

Now's the time to go green, bank tells business

Karen Silk

Wednesday - Green financial markets will not develop in New Zealand if companies don’t use them, Westpac says.

NZ joins finance ministers' climate group

Wednesday - Finance minister Grant Robertson is joining the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, business leaders were angry the Government was rushing through changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme, giving them little time to respond.

Unions put case for 'just transition'

Tuesday - Unions want reform of the tax system and redundancy payments for all laid-off workers as part of a “just transition” to a low-carbon economy.

HEY, JUDE: That's dangerous talk, say 'fanatics'

Judith Collins

Tuesday - National MP Judith Collins’ dismissal of the need for urgent action on climate change is being called ill-informed, dangerous and just plain wrong.

10 YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, two of the Government’s support parties joined forces with the Opposition to stop National restricting the number of organisations allowed to make oral submissions on proposed changes...


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $24.70 bid and $24.80 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.75.

Farmers and foresters are taking to the streets

Monday - Tensions between farmers and foresters over land acquisitions are about to be played out on the streets of Wellington.

Fanatics overstating climate case, says Collins

Monday - National Party MP Judith Collins says the risks of letting global heating go beyond 1.5deg above pre-Industrial levels are being overstated by an “increasingly fanatical” green lobby.


Monday - Ten years ago, the ability to sell New Zealand forestry units overseas was threatened by a possible linking of the Emissions Trading Scheme with one proposed for Australia.


Monday - The Environment Select Committee has just a week left to finalise its report to Parliament on the zero-carbon bill.

Beware of a populist backlash, unions warn

Richard Wagstaff

11 Oct 19 - New Zealand risks a Brexit-style populist backlash if it mishandles decarbonisation of the economy, unions are warning.

History shows we can handle it, says CCC chief

Dr Rod Carr

11 Oct 19 - Cutting carbon out of the economy should not cause the “collateral damage” seen in New Zealand’s other economic transformations, says the first head of the Climate Change Commission.


11 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, Australia’s largest sharemarket, the ASX, was moving into carbon.

ARDERN: Consensus fine, but we need to move on

Jacinda Ardern

10 Oct 19 - The Government will not pay any price to get cross-party support on its climate legislation, the Prime Minister says.

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