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Microsoft's 2024 sustainability report shows the tech giant's indirect emissions have risen by 30.9% since 2020
16th May 24, 4:18pm
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Microsoft's 2024 sustainability report shows the tech giant's indirect emissions have risen by 30.9% since 2020
Federated Farmers cheers end to 'war on farming' as government trumpets Resource Management Act changes
23rd Apr 24, 6:59pm
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Federated Farmers cheers end to 'war on farming' as government trumpets Resource Management Act changes
Government looking at ways to stop councils from implementing strict rules on water imposed by the previous Labour government
10th Apr 24, 6:16pm
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Government looking at ways to stop councils from implementing strict rules on water imposed by the previous Labour government
Dustin Cole looks at how and why fresh water is a hidden challenge, and opportunity, for global supply chains
20th Nov 23, 2:26pm
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Dustin Cole looks at how and why fresh water is a hidden challenge, and opportunity, for global supply chains
The rural irrigation community stakes its claim for a more friendly and long term approach to water use and distribution. The campaigning political parties are generally receptive, except those that prioritise the natural environment
26th Sep 23, 4:07pm
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The rural irrigation community stakes its claim for a more friendly and long term approach to water use and distribution. The campaigning political parties are generally receptive, except those that prioritise the natural environment
Freshwater quality is one of New Zealanders’ biggest concerns and water-trading ‘clubs’ could be part of the solution
22nd Sep 23, 7:50am
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Freshwater quality is one of New Zealanders’ biggest concerns and water-trading ‘clubs’ could be part of the solution
Guy Trafford notes we have been blessed with with an adequate fresh water resource, one that will be even more important in a climate-changed future
17th Jul 23, 11:28am
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Guy Trafford notes we have been blessed with with an adequate fresh water resource, one that will be even more important in a climate-changed future
Government's 'Affordable Water Reform' gives councils more control but could reduce the efficiencies of scale
14th Apr 23, 8:34am
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Government's 'Affordable Water Reform' gives councils more control but could reduce the efficiencies of scale
Revamped Three Waters to create 10 water management entities in an effort to give local governments more influence over massive infrastructure upgrades
13th Apr 23, 12:24pm
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Revamped Three Waters to create 10 water management entities in an effort to give local governments more influence over massive infrastructure upgrades
It’s near impossible to get good data on water use in New Zealand. This raises questions about public accountability
10th Feb 23, 10:36am
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It’s near impossible to get good data on water use in New Zealand. This raises questions about public accountability
David Mahon explains the economic impact of China's hot summer, Covid-zero policy and much more
28th Aug 22, 6:00am
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David Mahon explains the economic impact of China's hot summer, Covid-zero policy and much more
Auditor General skewers Three Waters' lack of accountability to locals, exposing the plan to solve Aotearoa-NZ's infrastructure funding problem (without a proper debate) as too clever for its own good
9th Aug 22, 3:57pm
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Auditor General skewers Three Waters' lack of accountability to locals, exposing the plan to solve Aotearoa-NZ's infrastructure funding problem (without a proper debate) as too clever for its own good
New Zealand is touting a green hydrogen economy, but it will face big environmental and cultural hurdles
4th Aug 22, 8:48am
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New Zealand is touting a green hydrogen economy, but it will face big environmental and cultural hurdles
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Government says local council ownership and strengthened local voice locked in as it accepts majority of Three Waters Working Group recommendations
29th Apr 22, 11:00am
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Government says local council ownership and strengthened local voice locked in as it accepts majority of Three Waters Working Group recommendations
Chris Leitch argues the RBNZ's $53 billion government bond buying programme has proven to be nonsensical madness favouring commercial banks over taxpayers
8th Mar 22, 11:25am
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Chris Leitch argues the RBNZ's $53 billion government bond buying programme has proven to be nonsensical madness favouring commercial banks over taxpayers
Brendon Harré looks at the Three Waters reforms through a Christchurch lens and finds a focus on just two waters, with much to be concerned about over the direction of stormwater management
6th Nov 21, 11:46am
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Brendon Harré looks at the Three Waters reforms through a Christchurch lens and finds a focus on just two waters, with much to be concerned about over the direction of stormwater management
Guy Trafford assesses the pushing and shoving going on about who will set agriculture policies in a group that has little affinity with rural issues and is light on rural talent
22nd Oct 20, 10:25am
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Guy Trafford assesses the pushing and shoving going on about who will set agriculture policies in a group that has little affinity with rural issues and is light on rural talent
Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand may be set for a period of heightened political divisiveness
28th Sep 20, 7:28am
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Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand may be set for a period of heightened political divisiveness
Climate change will probably have the greatest impact on agriculture here through changes in climate variability and climate extremes
12th Sep 20, 10:16am
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Climate change will probably have the greatest impact on agriculture here through changes in climate variability and climate extremes
Angus Kebbell summarises what is required by the new freshwater management policies, and has a few thoughts from a farming perspective
5th Sep 20, 10:20am
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Angus Kebbell summarises what is required by the new freshwater management policies, and has a few thoughts from a farming perspective
Opinion: To take advantage of water as a unique strategic asset, one that could power our economy and make us less dependent on fossil fuels, we are going to have to build and pay to reap those advantages
30th Dec 19, 10:24am
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Opinion: To take advantage of water as a unique strategic asset, one that could power our economy and make us less dependent on fossil fuels, we are going to have to build and pay to reap those advantages
Government to get greater powers to decline foreign investment bids that don't meet a new 'national interest' test, and bids involving strategic assets that wouldn't otherwise need Overseas Investment Office consent
19th Nov 19, 12:48pm
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Government to get greater powers to decline foreign investment bids that don't meet a new 'national interest' test, and bids involving strategic assets that wouldn't otherwise need Overseas Investment Office consent
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
TOP Leader Geoff Simmons digs into Dairy NZ's claim that proposed fresh water reforms could cost our economy up to $6 billion a year by 2050
4th Nov 19, 2:11pm
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TOP Leader Geoff Simmons digs into Dairy NZ's claim that proposed fresh water reforms could cost our economy up to $6 billion a year by 2050
TOP's Geoff Simmons sees farmers getting increasingly frustrated having to contend with an emissions proposal that will do little except require massive paperwork, while facing water quality policies that have no detail
28th Oct 19, 9:48am
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TOP's Geoff Simmons sees farmers getting increasingly frustrated having to contend with an emissions proposal that will do little except require massive paperwork, while facing water quality policies that have no detail