Environment legal firm Berry Simons says recent legislation is symptomatic of the continuing decay of New Zealand’s resource management decisions.
National wants substantive reform of planning laws, not just another RMA amendment bill.
"Getting consensus among sector groups is one thing, getting it in an MMP Parliament is quite another."
Nick Smith is not good at retail politics. The problem is, election years are all about retail politics.
"Smith hasn't the presence, the tact, or the common sense to be elevated to such a plum portfolio."