The Southern District Health Board has called on experts in air and water quality to analyse the public health risks of Solid Energy's proposed coal-briquetting demonstration plant near Mataura.
The decision to call-in consent applications for controversial dairy farm developments is a victory for the Green Party and for every New Zealander who cares about water quality and the "wonderful" landscape and biodiversity of the Omarama and Ohau area, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says.
The Green Party's plans to charge for irrigation water would be a death blow for Central Otago if implemented, a farming accountant said yesterday.
The clean, green image on which we New Zealanders pride ourselves and the "100% pure" brand we market to the world are becoming increasingly sullied.
The Green Party will fast-track the building of a new rail line to Auckland Airport to be completed in 2021, in time for the next America's Cup, if the party is in Government after the election.
New Zealand should follow Australia's lead and tighten foreign investment rules around housing to make it more affordable for New Zealanders, the Green Party says.
Is the surge in support for the Greens the result of the party doing most things right? Or is it simply down to almost everything going wrong for Labour?
The Government's drive for a low-wage economy was exacting a high cost on New Zealanders and their families, Green Party MPs at a presentation in Dunedin said this week.
The Green Party has launched its election campaign, focusing on what it hopes will be a hot-button issue: charging companies that sell or export bottled water from New Zealand.
The Green Party received more big political donations than any other party last year because their MPs donate a percentage of their income back to the party.
The Todd Corporation donated $50,000 to the National and Labour parties, but the Greens rejected the mining and energy company's smaller offer to their party for ethical reasons.
The Green Party is proposing a future government invest $100 million as a way of kick-starting a second internet cable system to New Zealand.
Prime Minister Bill English says he is surprised the Green Party has "rushed" into a policy to charge water bottlers 10 cents a litre on sales and exports of bottled water.
Metiria Turei has probably long forgotten it. Those who witnessed it still wince at the memory of it.
Saturday may have been "a great night to be a Green" as the party posted its best ever result, but the Greens missed out on the bigger presence they were eyeing and are disappointed their natural allies Labour suffered a stinging defeat.
Calls yesterday by the Green Party for Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler to cut the official cash rate from the current 2.5% to protect New Zealand jobs are not likely to be heeded.
The Green Party is highlighting its policy to allow adults to grow and possess cannabis for personal use with new ‘‘420’’ campaign stickers.
According to the police, a number of witnesses were spoken to after Green Party co-leader Russel Norman complained of assault by Chinese security agents attending the visit to Parliament by China's Vice-president, Xi Jiping, last week.
An online campaign to make submissions on proposed changes to fishing management regulations regarding sea lions, which the Green Party fears threaten the existence of the species, was officially launched on a beach on the Otago Peninsula yesterday.