The Government is making sure we share the prosperity of our strong economy fairly
with those on the minimum wage by lifting it to $18.90 per hour on 1 April 2020 –
the next step in the Government’s plan for a $20 minimum wage by 2021, Workplace ...
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, warns that increasing
numbers of tourists – both domestic and international – are putting our environment
under pressure and eroding the very attributes that make New Zealand such an attractive ...
In popular culture, Australia is often portrayed as Western civilisation’s last
unspoiled frontier, or as its final refuge from planetary disaster. In Nevil Shute’s
best-selling 1950s novel On The Beach for instance, Melbourne served as the backdrop ...
Cocooned as it is from the world of science scepticism, the handling of the bush
fire catastrophe unfolding in Australia is going to one of the more notable (non)achievements
of the Morrison government. They were warned; they were chided; they were prodded. ...
A thick river of smoke has been flowing across the Tasman Sea for over a month, tracked
in detail by scientists using satellite imagery. Most of the time the smoke passes
to the north of New Zealand, or is removed by rainfall before it reaches us. However, ...
Last year was New Zealand's fourth warmest year since recording began in 1909, according
to the 2019 Niwa Annual Climate Summary. Annual temperatures were +0.5 to +1.2 degrees
Celsius above the annual average across the majority of New Zealand, the report found.
Climate advocates are calling on fossil fuel companies to pay for the damage caused
by Australia's unprecedented bushfires rather than that country's taxpayers forking
over an additional $2 billion for those affected by the crisis.
GDP figures released today show New Zealand went into a ‘GDP per person recession’
in the first half of this year, and continue to show an economy that is failing to
deliver higher living standards for New Zealanders, National’s Finance spokesperson ...