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Seabed mining bid lays bare EEZ Act flaws
Gavin Evans | Sat, 21 Nov 2020

 Flawed law may hamstring Supreme Court's ability to settle seabed mining impasse. 

Deal close on smelter waste removal from Mataura
Gavin Evans | Fri, 30 Oct 2020

Premix could be removed by Christmas, Environment Court says.

Nats propose changes to climate change law, water regulations
Staff reporters | Thu, 24 Sep 2020

National says changes to Zero Carbon Act and water quality regulations are necessary to allow farming to thrive.

ELECTION 2020: Labour dangles $50m for farm plans
Staff reporters | Wed, 23 Sep 2020

Farmers are set to get a $50 million subsidy to share the $5,000-to-$10,000 cost of rolling out mandatory integrated farm plans to meet freshwater and climate targets if the government is re-elected.Leader Jacinda Ardern and agriculture spokesperson Damien O’Connor announced the...

Govt transport plan weak on EVs
Staff reporters | Mon, 21 Sep 2020

The government’s transport blueprint falls short on the electrification needed in the coming decade, Drive Electric says.The government policy statement on land transport out to 2031 acknowledges that transport accounts for almost 20 percent of the country’s emissions and makes c...


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