The government is planning to place a sinking lid on New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions, after years when our output has hovered around the same, high level. Even with the proposed sinking lid on emissions, much more will need to happen from 2025 onwards if New Zealand is going to meet its Paris target by 2030. Stuff The ETS reform bill offers the agriculture industry the chance to design a method of pricing emissions at the farm level. The bill also proposes phasing out the large number of free credits allocated to industrial carbon emitters inside the ETS, which would otherwise blunt the impact of the sinking lid policy on those emissions. The ultimate goal is to get the country to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with somewhere around a third lower methane.
June 02, 2020 11:09 UTC
Protesters gathered in Auckland's Aotea Square to voice their disgust at the murder of George Floyd in the US. The global music industry is banding together in solidarity following the death of US man George Floyd. AP Protesters march down the street as trash burns in the background during a solidarity rally for George Floyd in New York on Saturday. "We need justice for George Floyd. "If you're white, black, brown or anything in-between, I'm sure you feel hopeless by the racism going on in America right now.
June 02, 2020 09:59 UTC
Thousands of protesters marched in Auckland in solidarity after the death of African American George Floyd while in police custody. The MAGA hat has been used as a symbol by some far-right movements in the US. New National leader Todd Muller recently came under criticism for having a MAGA hat on display in his office - though he said it was a political souvenir, not a political statement. In the video, the teacher says the hat "is not a sign of racism, I wasn’t wearing it to incite racism." Take the hat down.”One protester - Avii, whose last name Stuff has agreed not to use - asked him to explain what the idea behind the MAGA hat was.
June 02, 2020 09:11 UTC
The Southern District Health Board says the wait time for autism or ADHD assessment at Child Health Clinical Psychology Services is 12 months. Photo: Getty ImagesOne Southland family had to wait 13 months to talk to a psychologist about their son's suspected autism and ADHD. However, the Southern District Health Board says the wait time for autism or ADHD assessment at Child Health Clinical Psychology Services is 12 months. Autism New Zealand says families are waiting around two years from the first signs of the disorder until their child is diagnosed. CEO Dane Dougan says as soon as children show signs of autism, they should be referred to an organisation like his.
June 02, 2020 09:04 UTC
Poppy has become the first feature film to resume shooting in New Zealand since the Covid-19 lockdown. The film was three hours into the final week of shooting when the Level 4 lockdown announcement was made. Almost all the original shooting crew, including writer and director Linda Niccol, have returned to complete the film. Stuff Kāpiti filmmaker Linda Niccol, left, filming The Handkerchief in Wellington's Botanic Gardens in 2013. Fifty-six crew members working on the Avatar sequels arrived in Wellington on Sunday, including director James Cameron.
June 02, 2020 08:56 UTC
The AUT Pro Vice Chancellor accused of sexual stalking and harassment has resigned as Dean of the department he heads at the university, but will stay on as a professor. Professor Max Abbott CNZM stepped down as Dean of the School of Health and Environmental Sciences on Friday, a week after a Stuff investigation revealed he was accused of prolonged and systemic sexual stalking and harassment of an overseas colleague. AUT and ANU have been at loggerheads for months over AUT’s refusal to formally investigate Professor Abbott’s behaviour towards Dr Paterson. SUPPLIED/Stuff Dr Marisa Paterson is the head of the Centre for Gambling Research at Australian National University. On May 28, The Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF Group) announced it was cutting ties with Professor Abbott, who is a top-five world expert on gambling harm.
June 02, 2020 06:22 UTC
Helen Clark says there is a clear link to the Covid-19 pandemic. Newsroom spoke to Helen Clark about how its handling of the pandemic will affect its status at home and abroad - and whether we should be worried about its response. With the rest of New Zealand’s “team of five million”, former Prime Minister Helen Clark has been closely following the spread of Covid-19 throughout the world. Perhaps unsurprisingly given her time with the United Nations, Clark feels the much-maligned World Health Organisation’s response has been unfairly targeted by those “who basically hate multilateral organisations anyway”. Simon O'Connor/Stuff Helen Clark says Western nations have not covered themselves in glory in their response to Covid-19.
June 02, 2020 05:48 UTC
Photo: FileNew speed limits on Auckland CBD roads will come into force later this month. In 2018, 54 people died on Auckland roads and an additional 595 were seriously injured. The speed limit change is part of road safety improvements AT is taking to bring deaths and serious injuries on the Auckland road network to zero by 2050. The changes also include speed limits on State Highway 22 from Drury to Paerata. "Setting safe speed limits is just one part of a significant road safety investment between 2018 and 2028.
June 02, 2020 05:48 UTC
Photo: Supplied via NZ HeraldA Christchurch teenager who stabbed another girl with a broken bottle at a party - causing possible permanent injury - has escaped a criminal conviction. The bottle had smashed at some point and as Schaapveld struck Bisset repeatedly both of the victim's arms were cut. Schaapveld claimed she did not break the bottle deliberately - nor did she realise it was not intact when she swung it at Bisset. Isabel Bisset was stabbed at a party last year and is disappointed her attacker was discharged without a conviction. "Her not getting any conviction for what she did to me has also taken a huge toll on me," said Bisset.
June 02, 2020 05:26 UTC
Coronavirus NZ is a podcast, hosted by Stuff's Adam Dudding and Eugene Bingham, looking at the Covid-19 pandemic from a Kiwi perspective. In today's episode: The race is on to establish a Trans-Tasman bubble, but meanwhile our Pacific neighbours are in strife. Supplied Cook Islands News editor and former Sunday Star-Times editor Jonathan Milne, his wife, Georgie Hills, and their sons, Monty, 10, Gus, 5, and Joe, 8. Click here for every episode of Coronavirus NZ and here for full coronavirus coverage on Stuff. A new episode of Coronavirus NZ will be released each Tuesday and Thursday, around 5pm.
June 02, 2020 05:15 UTC
The site on conservation land was originally supposed to be replanted and the hole filled in. How rehabilitated does conservation land have to be before a mining company gets its bond back from the Department of Conservation? A mine on conservation land on the West Coast conditionally signed off as rehabilitated has been described as a desolate wasteland. "Our records show no mining companies have left sites that have not been rehabilitated to the satisfaction of the Department of Conservation on public conservation land in the West Coast area." No new mines on conservation landIn November 2017 it was announced there would be no new mines on conservation land.
June 02, 2020 05:15 UTC
PHOTO: GEORGE CLARKPaul and Fiona Scott established their Matatoki Hereford stud at the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula in 2006. In 2008, the family of five decided to move closer to Mrs Scott’s hometown in South Canterbury and moved with 20 stud cows to Maungati, 32km inland from Timaru. ‘‘We sell our bulls online using Bidr, a PGW initiative set up as a virtual saleyard for trading livestock. It was an online sale last year and an online sale this year, people come in prior for a look in one way or another then bid online and partake in the auction just like something on Trade Me. In 2017, the Scott family had a highlight, winning the supreme champion Hereford at the New Zealand Beef Expo with their entry Matatoki Oklahoma 1529, which sold to the Capethorne Hereford stud in North Canterbury.
June 02, 2020 05:03 UTC
The Canterbury United stalwart has announced he is hanging up his boots at 33 to devote himself to growing family responsibilities and a coaching career. STACY SQUIRES/STUFF Aaron Clapham, former All Whites football midfielder talks about coming back from a serious facial injury which required surgery. READ MORE:* Former All White Aaron Clapham hopes to play again despite suffering multiple facial fractures* Leading midfielder Aaron Clapham steps away for season* Aaron Clapham double leads Cashmere Technical into Chatham Cup quarter-finals* Ex-All White Aaron Clapham to captain Canterbury United in ASB PremiershipGetty-Images Aaron Clapham (L) of Team Wellington celebrates with team mates after scoring against Al Ain FC at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup finals in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Stuff-Contributor Aaron Clapham in action his final season for Canterbury United in 2019-20. Stuff-Contributor Team Wellington's Aaron Clapham is attended to following a serious in the 2019 national league grand final against Eastern Suburbs.
June 02, 2020 05:01 UTC
A Timaru water reservoir is being run manually after a crash on Sunday caused “significant damage” to its control centre. St John South Island region communications advisor Gerard Campbell said one patient was transferred to Timaru Hospital with moderate injuries. Bejon Haswell/Stuff The driver was taken to Timaru Hospital with moderate injuries. “It basically took out the automatic controls, so it will need to be run manually until it is fixed. A woman sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Timaru Hospital when her vehicle crashed into a parked car, Campbell said.
June 02, 2020 04:52 UTC