Demolition material from the Lake Ōhau fires that is being stored on a site in Twizel is not toxic according to Environment Canterbury.
Dr Mike Joy says of our freshwater you do not ‘clean up’ rivers; you stop polluting them.
The class of 2017’s other big mover is East Coast MP Kiri Allan. She’s had a very good fortnight, having won her formerly staunchly blue seat from the National Party.
Allan was always pegged for promotion and has long been regarded as someone on the rise in Labour – her relationship with Ardern goes back to before their time as MPs. Allan gets the conservation portfolio.
A third of the country might be off-limits to camera-wielding media who don’t have an official escort or permission, if a Department of Conservation policy is rigorously enforced.
The Green Party has made it back to Parliament but how many ministers might it have?
The remains of dwellings destroyed by fire at Lake Ohau.
The fire was still burning beyond the Lake Ohau village on Sunday afternoon.