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Ministry for the Environment

Detail around how NZ will reduce its emissions lacking 7 months out from the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan falling due
13th Oct 21, 10:51am
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Detail around how NZ will reduce its emissions lacking 7 months out from the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan falling due
Resource Management Act replacement to put numerical limits on pollution levels, while focussing on ensuring houses and infrastructure are built
29th Jun 21, 9:00am
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Resource Management Act replacement to put numerical limits on pollution levels, while focussing on ensuring houses and infrastructure are built
Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
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Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
Government outlines timetable for replacing the Resource Management Act in this term of Parliament - with three new pieces of legislation
10th Feb 21, 11:00am
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Government outlines timetable for replacing the Resource Management Act in this term of Parliament - with three new pieces of legislation
Government doesn't know what the upfront cost of having a 'carbon neutral' public sector in four years' time will be
15th Dec 20, 6:07am
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Government doesn't know what the upfront cost of having a 'carbon neutral' public sector in four years' time will be
Govt requires public sector to be carbon neutral in 5 years' time, convert to EVs, phase out coal boilers and ensure buildings meet green standards
2nd Dec 20, 3:15pm
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Govt requires public sector to be carbon neutral in 5 years' time, convert to EVs, phase out coal boilers and ensure buildings meet green standards
Government gives greenlight to three more projects, including housing developments, to go through streamlined consenting process designed in response to Covid-19
23rd Nov 20, 6:23pm
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Government gives greenlight to three more projects, including housing developments, to go through streamlined consenting process designed in response to Covid-19
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the tough calls the Government needs to make around spreading the cost of climate and natural disaster risk 
24th Oct 20, 7:53am
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Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the tough calls the Government needs to make around spreading the cost of climate and natural disaster risk 
Gareth Vaughan on the IMF advocating borrowing over austerity & a new Bretton Woods moment, the good times roll for US banks, the case for a Scottish currency, less extreme wind in NZ, the problem with our SUVs, utes & vans, and an orange Lamborghini
16th Oct 20, 9:56am
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Gareth Vaughan on the IMF advocating borrowing over austerity & a new Bretton Woods moment, the good times roll for US banks, the case for a Scottish currency, less extreme wind in NZ, the problem with our SUVs, utes & vans, and an orange Lamborghini
Banks, insurers, NZX-listed companies and fund managers among those to be required to report on climate risk under new regime to be overseen by the FMA 
15th Sep 20, 9:00am
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Banks, insurers, NZX-listed companies and fund managers among those to be required to report on climate risk under new regime to be overseen by the FMA 
Panel suggests RMA be scrapped and replaced by two new pieces of legislation, which both address planning and environmental issues
29th Jul 20, 10:02am
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Panel suggests RMA be scrapped and replaced by two new pieces of legislation, which both address planning and environmental issues
Housing, roading, rail, cycling and water projects among those named by the Government to go through special streamlined consenting process
15th Jun 20, 4:09pm
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Housing, roading, rail, cycling and water projects among those named by the Government to go through special streamlined consenting process
Government unveils freshwater reforms; delays controversial decision on nitrogen bottom line; allocates more funding towards the programme than it would've pre-covid
28th May 20, 3:25pm
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Government unveils freshwater reforms; delays controversial decision on nitrogen bottom line; allocates more funding towards the programme than it would've pre-covid
Climate Change Commission chairman Rod Carr sees opportunity to have a good think about what sort of tourism sector we want, raises idea of running it like one big national park
23rd Apr 20, 10:00am
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Climate Change Commission chairman Rod Carr sees opportunity to have a good think about what sort of tourism sector we want, raises idea of running it like one big national park
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the key government and Reserve Bank policy changes underway that impact dairy farmers, accompanied by a healthy dose of context
19th Nov 19, 9:45am
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Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the key government and Reserve Bank policy changes underway that impact dairy farmers, accompanied by a healthy dose of context
Financial firms and major listed companies to be made to disclose their climate-related financial risks; Govt consults on exactly how this should be done
31st Oct 19, 12:24pm
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Financial firms and major listed companies to be made to disclose their climate-related financial risks; Govt consults on exactly how this should be done
Government gives farmers until 2025 to come up with their own on-farm emissions pricing scheme; If they don't pull their weight, they'll end up in the ETS
24th Oct 19, 9:36am
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Government gives farmers until 2025 to come up with their own on-farm emissions pricing scheme; If they don't pull their weight, they'll end up in the ETS
Government unveils framework for New Zealand's first nationwide climate change risk assessment
19th Sep 19, 2:10pm
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Government unveils framework for New Zealand's first nationwide climate change risk assessment
Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
5th Sep 19, 11:43am
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Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
Government proposes new policies to specifically require local councils to leapfrog the NIMBYs and enable more urban intensification
21st Aug 19, 11:54am
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Government proposes new policies to specifically require local councils to leapfrog the NIMBYs and enable more urban intensification
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the effect on Auckland urban development of government plans to protect food producing land is not yet clear
16th Aug 19, 4:47pm
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Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the effect on Auckland urban development of government plans to protect food producing land is not yet clear
Government proposes introducing National Policy Statement to direct local councils to protect highly productive land in the face of urban sprawl; Horticulture NZ happy; Local Government NZ urges 'extreme caution'
14th Aug 19, 4:09pm
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Government proposes introducing National Policy Statement to direct local councils to protect highly productive land in the face of urban sprawl; Horticulture NZ happy; Local Government NZ urges 'extreme caution'
Over 34,000 homes expected to be built in the Pukekohe and Drury areas by 2050
5th Aug 19, 4:09pm
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Over 34,000 homes expected to be built in the Pukekohe and Drury areas by 2050
China’s ban on the importing of recyclable materials is being felt here as New Zealand's waste problem grows
2nd Aug 19, 3:12pm
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China’s ban on the importing of recyclable materials is being felt here as New Zealand's waste problem grows
Auckland Council report suggests 66% of the city's future urban zoned land is on elite or prime soils as the government works on a national policy statement for highly productive land
31st Jul 19, 3:54pm
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Auckland Council report suggests 66% of the city's future urban zoned land is on elite or prime soils as the government works on a national policy statement for highly productive land