Insiders pan DOC’s corporate embrace
Another sign of how the Department of Conservation has lost its way, some insiders and ex-staffers say, is its embrace of corporate management methods.
Freshwater groups quietly folded
Two freshwater groups set up by last Govt are on pause as the Labour-led coalition moves ahead with its own plans.
DOC’s culture wars revealed
Two top scientists are lifting the lid on the Department of Conservation’s “toxic” culture.
Miners given access to Maui dolphin sanctuary
It ‘beggar’s belief’ such a thing could happen with the Greens in government says Russel Norman of the exploration permit granted for seabed dredging.
A case of David and Goliath at Long Bay
AKL Council will go to the High Court to defend two decisions preventing the expansion of housing into rural areas.
Friends of enemies for climate change
James Shaw knows that for a future Zero Carbon Act to work, it will have to work without him or his fellow Greens in office.
Environmental group seeks Mackenzie deal
A high-profile opponent of an intensive dairy development in the Mackenzie Basin is now negotiating with the farm owner. David Williams reports.
Skip flying and walk the walk
Recognising the hypocrisy of scientists’ carbon footprint, scientist Shaun Hendy is going by bus, train, foot - anything but by air - in 2018.