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Oil reserves budget blow out reason for quiet levy increase

Published: Sun 18 Aug 2019 12:08 PM
First published in Energy and Environment on August 8 2019. A budget blow out in meeting NZ’s obligation to meet oil storage reserves was behind a small but relatively unpublicised rise in petrol levies. Read more...

Burning darkly

Published: Sun 18 Aug 2019 10:39 AM
Compromise is the essence of politics. But which compromises are beyond the pale – are, in fact, compromising? To what extent does our purity rely on the compromises of others? And do women in politics have to make compromises very different to those ... Read more...

God, Guns and Video Games

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 03:34 PM
The din struck by videos of the gaming variety; its forced causal link (always alleged, never proved) to altering conduct, continues its relentless march across the discussion forums in the United States and beyond. The almost casual butcheries – actual, ... Read more...

The Pacific will no longer stand for Australia's inaction

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 10:01 AM
The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week has ended in open division over climate change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to climate change, gaining a hollow victory. Read more...

Trial of Christchurch mosque attack accused may be delayed

Published: Thu 15 Aug 2019 04:36 PM
The trial next year of the accused Christchurch mosque gunman may be delayed by a month in accordance with the wishes of the victims, the High Court at Christchurch has been told. Read more...

EU wants to keep regional produce names for itself

Published: Thu 15 Aug 2019 04:22 PM
The trade and export growth minister, Damien O'Connor says he's "very aware" the European Union wants to secure the protection of some produce names as part of Free Trade Agreement negotiations with New Zealand and other countries. Read more...

ComCom pushes Fonterra on impact of carbon reductions

Published: Thu 15 Aug 2019 01:26 PM
Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission wants more information from Fonterra Cooperative Group on what it thinks the cost of cutting carbon emissions will have on the milk price paid to farmers. Read more...

Wellington train outage to affect evening rush hour

Published: Thu 15 Aug 2019 12:48 PM
Evening train services will be affected due to a power fault near the Wellington Railway Station this morning that may mean damaged trains must be towed away. Read more...

Samoa arrest as assassination plot investigation continues

Published: Thu 15 Aug 2019 12:37 PM
Police in Samoa have arrested Malele Atofu Paulo, also known as King Faipopo, as an investigation into an alleged plot to assassinate the prime minister continues. Read more...

Fourth court hearing for accused mosque gunman

Published: Thu 15 Aug 2019 12:08 PM
The fourth court hearing for accused Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant has taken place at the High Court in Christchurch. Read more...
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