14 August, 2019
Potatoes vs people: govt moves to protect top vege-growing land - NZ Herald link here
"Lifestyle blocks and new subdivisions will be far harder to develop on areas of rich soil under a new national policy statement on highly productive land unveiled for submissions by the government today.
... The policy seeks to deal with fears that if too much prime horticultural soil is lost to housing, it will reduce New Zealand's capacity to grow staple foods."
16 March, 2019
Tens of thousands of school students demonstrate across NZ calling for action on climate change - Dominion Post "Stuff" link here
"From Southland to the Bay of Islands, tens of thousands of school pupils took to the streets today demanding action on climate change.
Around 40 demonstrations were planned in cities and towns across New Zealand as part of the international School Strike 4 Climate campaign.
Young people are calling on the Government to do more to reduce global warming before higher temperatures and rising sea levels have catastrophic consequences.
The student strike is the largest of its kind ever staged in New Zealand and organisers vowed more action is to follow."