Fixing farming our climate challenge
Rod Oram writes in this week’s column about farming’s massive climate change challenge and New Zealand’s special role in finding ways to reduce emissions.
Ardern strikes drilling compromise
Labour has stopped issuing new offshore drilling permits, but will keep issuing new onshore permits and will let existing ones run for decades. Bernard Hickey reports.
Earlier is better for climate change action
Rod Oram looks at a new report on the economic benefits of taking climate change action and finds plenty of reasons for taking action earlier rather than later.
Rod Oram: Fonterra’s farmers dispirited
Rod Oram spoke to Fonterra’s farmers after they challenged directors and management about their big losses in China. He found a sombre and dispirited mood.
A new Governor with an extra target
After almost 30 years, the Reserve Bank has abandoned its pioneering approach of focusing solely on inflation.
‘Fonterra’s selective and unrealistic view’
Rod Oram is unconvinced by Fonterra’s confidence it can turn around Beingmate and thinks the cooperative needs a change of chairman and culture.
The Spierings-Wilson era no great success
Theo Spierings and John Wilson ran Fonterra as a double act for six years. Now Spierings is going and Wilson faces an awkward re-election. Their legacy is not great, writes Bernard Hickey.
Interest rates – the new drivers
The US Federal Reserve and the Reserve Bank of NZ have new bosses but they are likely to be heading in different directions on interest rates.