Neil Walbran

Don't legislate Paris climate change commitments


Opinion: The COP21 climate change agreement is unlikely to be the final stage and political support is uncertain for costs that have no obvious benefit.

WATER TAX: The lack of detail is telling

Editorial: Emotion wins in Labour’s water tax

Fri 11 Aug

Symbolic gestures are no substitute for sound policies when it comes to the environment.

Environment Minister Nick Smith announced amendments to his party's water policy yesterday

Councils, farmers welcome clarity as Nick Smith tweaks water policy

Thu 10 Aug

Councils say new policy statement gives them something to work with. 

The lack of detail is telling (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Emotion wins in Labour's water tax

Thu 10 Aug 29

Editor's Insight: Symbolic gestures (and taxes) are no substitute for sound policies when it comes to the environment.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern announced at the EDS conference today the party will tax commercial users of water (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

'This will be difficult': Business reacts as Labour proposes tax on commercial water users

Wed 9 Aug 35

Jacinda Ardern would not be drawn on what the rate would be, saying it would be "fair."

Steve Maharey is a commentator on social and political issues, former vice-chancellor of Massey University and politician (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Six ways to make a new New Zealand

Mon 7 Aug 4

Rethinking New Zealand: Six ways to get the nation fit for purpose in the 21st century.


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