How many logs do we need?
A new bill has forest owners fuming, but it could be the tip of the iceberg for them if NZ First are re-elected to Government
Water reforms to lead to big emissions cuts
The Government’s newly-announced freshwater reforms will lead to tens of millions of tonnes of emissions reductions.
A mountain village pleads for kindness
A tiny, tourism-focused village asks for help from its local authority which, unusually, is a government department
Inside Transmission Gully’s PPP mess
Transmission Gully may not be completed for another two years as it redesigns the road’s surface and NZTA and the PPP building it are stuck in a legal standoff.
Auckland’s cuts: a half billion too far
Can anything stave off ‘highly undesirable’ cuts to services and projects in Auckland caused by the economic crisis? Will Wellington step in? Tim Murphy reports.
Dairy company seeks to double river discharge
NZ’s second largest dairy processor wants to discharge wastewater into the polluted Waitoa River, including during summer when flows are low.
Fury in US comes from long history of racism
The protests that have engulfed US cities in the past week are rooted in decades of racist policing, legal and extra-legal discrimination, exclusion from the major avenues of wealth creation and vicious stereotyping.
Helen Clark on China and Covid-19
The former PM on how the Asian superpower handled the pandemic - and what that means for us.
Rehabilitated mine a ‘moonscape’
A mine on conservation land on the West Coast conditionally signed-off as rehabilitated has been described as a desolate wasteland.
Banking on a Shaw thing
New Zealander Bernadette Shaw has been carjacked in Papua New Guinea and ducked drunken fights in Darwin, yet it’s in leading a small Pacific bank through the Covid crisis that this risk averse financier is exploring her wildest frontier. Jonathan Milne reports.