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Having forked out $240m for damage caused by extreme weather events in the last year, insurers call for the establishment of a central agency to oversee a plan to adapt to the impacts of climate change; LGNZ on a similar page
7th Mar 18, 1:03pm
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Having forked out $240m for damage caused by extreme weather events in the last year, insurers call for the establishment of a central agency to oversee a plan to adapt to the impacts of climate change; LGNZ on a similar page
Brian Fallow argues climate policy cries out for political consensus but that remains elusive. Suggests the establishment of an independent, expert advisory body
7th Aug 17, 11:05am
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Brian Fallow argues climate policy cries out for political consensus but that remains elusive. Suggests the establishment of an independent, expert advisory body
How longer term insurance policies could prevent mortgage defaults in the future
31st Jul 17, 12:05pm
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How longer term insurance policies could prevent mortgage defaults in the future
NZ needs to take next step in climate change fight and put targets into law, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says
27th Jul 17, 2:30pm
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NZ needs to take next step in climate change fight and put targets into law, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says
Insurers expected to cover 60% of Kaikoura quake losses; climate change expected to keep escalating risk of natural disasters
24th Jan 17, 4:16pm
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Insurers expected to cover 60% of Kaikoura quake losses; climate change expected to keep escalating risk of natural disasters
Environment Commissioner warns getting insurance will become harder as sea levels rise and insurers take cover
15th Jul 16, 2:30pm
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Environment Commissioner warns getting insurance will become harder as sea levels rise and insurers take cover
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says banking industry and insurers very focused on rising sea levels; warns coastal owners may face negative equity; calls on Govt to investigate fiscal, economic risks
31st Mar 16, 4:14pm
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Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says banking industry and insurers very focused on rising sea levels; warns coastal owners may face negative equity; calls on Govt to investigate fiscal, economic risks
English says Environment Commissioner's report on rising sea levels "speculative"; rejects call for study of fiscal costs; Govt non-committal on need for National Policy Statement; Smith criticised over coastal housing areas
20th Nov 15, 11:34am
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English says Environment Commissioner's report on rising sea levels "speculative"; rejects call for study of fiscal costs; Govt non-committal on need for National Policy Statement; Smith criticised over coastal housing areas
Commissioner for the Environment warns more homes in NZ lie less than 50cm above the spring tide level, than those red zoned after the Canterbury quakes
19th Nov 15, 1:02pm
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Commissioner for the Environment warns more homes in NZ lie less than 50cm above the spring tide level, than those red zoned after the Canterbury quakes
Environment Commissioner challenges intensive dairying due to water quality concerns; professor fears recommendations will fall on deaf ears
19th Jun 15, 3:04pm
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Environment Commissioner challenges intensive dairying due to water quality concerns; professor fears recommendations will fall on deaf ears
Commissioner warns property owners that banks and insurers are focusing more on risks of rising sea levels; LIM warnings possible; Maps being drawn up
19th Feb 15, 7:45pm
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Commissioner warns property owners that banks and insurers are focusing more on risks of rising sea levels; LIM warnings possible; Maps being drawn up
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment calls for tightening of rules around fracking rather than moratorium
4th Jun 14, 6:30pm
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment calls for tightening of rules around fracking rather than moratorium
Fish and Game and Federated Farmers agree that new Environment reports on water, air, land and seas shouldn't be specified by politicians
8th May 14, 7:51pm
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Fish and Game and Federated Farmers agree that new Environment reports on water, air, land and seas shouldn't be specified by politicians
Dairy NZ says won't tolerate being 'whipping boy' over urban complaints about water quality any more; Fish and Game calls for water inquiry
18th Apr 14, 12:30am
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Dairy NZ says won't tolerate being 'whipping boy' over urban complaints about water quality any more; Fish and Game calls for water inquiry
David Skegg wants us to stop pretending that we can have our dairying cake and eat it - we urgently need to make the hard choices for the environment with intensive farming
11th Apr 14, 3:00pm
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David Skegg wants us to stop pretending that we can have our dairying cake and eat it - we urgently need to make the hard choices for the environment with intensive farming
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says nitrogen leaching intractable problem; says Councils may need to limit dairy conversions
14th Feb 14, 2:29pm
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Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says nitrogen leaching intractable problem; says Councils may need to limit dairy conversions
Bernard Hickey wonders whether we have to accept the permanent poisoning of our rivers to grow our economy through dairy exports
24th Nov 13, 7:49am
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Bernard Hickey wonders whether we have to accept the permanent poisoning of our rivers to grow our economy through dairy exports
Bruce Wills notes that our farming practices are lauded by communities half a world away, but only seen as a 'milch cow' by local councils
10th Jun 13, 5:24pm
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Bruce Wills notes that our farming practices are lauded by communities half a world away, but only seen as a 'milch cow' by local councils
Bruce Wills points out the double standard of those wanting to protect manufacturing jobs while pushing to tax agriculture more heavily. Your view?
27th Oct 12, 3:43pm
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Bruce Wills points out the double standard of those wanting to protect manufacturing jobs while pushing to tax agriculture more heavily. Your view?
BusinessDesk: Parliament’s environment watchdog launches fracking inquiry
28th Mar 12, 2:19pm
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BusinessDesk: Parliament’s environment watchdog launches fracking inquiry
Parliamentary Commissioner for Environment releases report on water quality in NZ; Solutions to follow
20th Mar 12, 1:38pm
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Parliamentary Commissioner for Environment releases report on water quality in NZ; Solutions to follow