Keeping lockdown’s silver linings
How can the country return to normal and still keep the good things about lockdown?
Final freshwater plan cracks down on fertiliser
The Government is cracking down on nitrogen fertiliser use and asking councils to speed up their planning processes in order to clean up the country’s waterways.
Save fragile site, Minister urged
A flawed development plan for a fragile national park site must be stopped, opponents say
Shovel ready secrecy risks everything
Secret projects, processes, and rapid changes of resource management law could be the very opposite of the economic transformation New Zealanders have demanded, writes Kevin Hague of Forest & Bird
Don’t squander chance to transform
Our need for transformational policies has never been greater, and neither has the opportunity - but will the Government grab that opportunity?
Hydro consultation ‘disingenuous’
The public isn’t getting a say in a plan to alter rules for a proposed hydro scheme on conservation land because DoC considers the requested changes to be “nil to minor”.
The power of water
In our third and final film and podcast on the future of NZ water: “Our Earth is going down the gurgler and our natural world is disappearing before our very eyes because of the way humans are using it,”
Billionaire drops lakeside lodge plan
A $3 million lodge will not be built on the shores of Lake Pūkaki, after a High Court scrap.
Kiwi included in proposed meat legislation
An oddity on a list of animals proposed to be covered by South Africa’s Meat Safety Act is New Zealand’s kiwi.