125,000 buildings at risk as sea level rises
NIWA tells insurers the first metre of sea level rise may affect $38b worth of residential and commercial buildings.
Govt could take water companies from councils
The wholesale merger of New Zealand’s many local water providers could be just around the corner.
A billion new trees in a warming world
While California smoulders, NZ researchers are investigating how to reduce the fire risk of a billion trees in a warming world.
Business podcast: Trouble at Kaitaia’s mill
In this week’s Two Cents’ Worth podcast, we look at the zombie town problem, the gig economy, Ecostore’s export success on Singles Day and Vector’s future after Michael Stiassny.
Gareth Morgan: NZ’s inconvenient truth
Gareth Morgan rejects arguments made by Wayne Linklater this week, instead making a case for toxins remaining an essential tool to protect our wildlife.
NZ’s super-sized weed problem
A new report shows rural landowners are finally waking up to a weed which covers 1.8 million hectares of the country.
Do conservationists care enough about people?
Wayne Linklater appeals to fellow conservationists to win over the public to their causes with caring, not antagonism.
Regulation needed to support ‘green’ bonds
Urgent investment required to help meet climate change targets is more likely to happen if the government drops its hands-off approach to regulating so-called ‘green’ bonds, Auckland law firm Chapman Tripp says.