A new OECD report says New Zealand has maxed out economic growth from its natural resources. The Environmental Performance Review suggests the government’s business growth agenda, which is to double exports to 40% of GDP by 2025, is at odds with the limits on natural resources. Kathryn Ryan talks with environmental analyst and author, Dr Marie Brown.
Farming, emissions and waste putting NZ’s ‘green’ reputation at risk, OECD says
A fundamental rethink about the way we use land and water. Kathryn Ryan interviews Agricultural Consultant Alison Dewes and Land Corp Chief Executive Steven Carden.
If you are going to put cows in the Mackenzie Country, how much does the irrigation cost?
Peter Fraser – Economist on the Nation
Sheep on a high country station.
A story that began thousands of years ago, when the desert-like Mackenzie Basin was formed by the retreat of vast, ice age glaciers, may end its latest chapter here: a drab meeting room in a Christchurch hotel.
The Environment Court is hearing a case that has entered its 10th year.
3 Mar 2017
It’s been exactly a week since the government announced its best efforts on improving freshwater- swimmable lakes and rivers in 90 percent of the country in just over two decades. Massey University’s… AUDIO
The Mackenzie Basin between Twizel and Omarama in 2010.
Intensive farming in the Mackenzie Basin is contributing to the permanent loss of ecosystems found nowhere else in the world, experts say.
A decade-long legal battle over proposed rules that would limit development in the area is continuing in the Environment Court in Christchurch.
A costly, decade-long regulatory battle over land use in the Mackenzie Basin has moved into what its participants hope is the final chapter.
The Mackenzie District Council has been defending its Plan Change 13 since 2007, costing the small authority more than $1 million.
There is to be a sitting of the Environment Court commencing Monday, 30 January 2017 at 10am in the Tower Room, Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch…..