The Government has moved to further soften the impact of its climate-change measures under the emissions trading scheme.
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If there was ever any doubt that a small country like ours could take its place on the world stage, then recently a young Wellingtonian may just have silenced the critics.
OPINION: The decision to postpone the expansion of the emissions trading scheme is as predictable as it is underwhelming.
The Emissions Trading Scheme could eventually be harmonised with Australia's carbon tax, but only if the tax survives, Prime Minister John Key says.
In September, 90,000 godwits will make the longest non-stop endurance flights in the animal kingdom - returning from Alaska to New Zealand.
OPINION: We have the opportunity to be a world leader in solar energy, but the time to act is now. Tomorrow may be too late.
OPINION: Economic confidence in Wellington, according to the latest Westpac McDermott Miller survey, is at its lowest since 1992.
Restrictions on the use of set-nets are to be extended to help protect the critically endangered Maui's dolphin.
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There is a debate to be had on the economic benefits from mining areas of low conservation value.
Legislation allowing the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies has passed Parliament by a single vote.
The Government is permitting petrol and mining exploration in marine mammal sanctuaries.
Mineral surveying in world heritage sites on the West Coast will go ahead – but Prime Minister John Key has ruled out mining there.
A Wellington stream once home to penguins is now contaminated and threatened by port development.
The Government has confirmed plans to survey for minerals in world heritage sites on the West Coast.
OPINION: New Zealand cares about its clean, green reputation. That's why it's right to worry about climate change negotiations, says Dave Frame.
OPINION: Dubbed Rio +20: With countries grappling with massive debts, has the energy gone out of sustainable development talks?
A Wellington pupil has stood before world leaders and called for an end to broken environmental promises.
OPINION: Kiwis understandably place great importance on this nation's rich natural environment.
Mayor's bike and $200k electric car line-up
Wellington's green mayor Celia Wade-Brown fitted right in with a $200,000 bright green electric car on show at Te Papa today.
A company owned by a leading Fonterra director has been convicted of unlawful effluent discharge.