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Pipelines And The Benefits Of Hindsight Vision

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 11:47 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The reaction to the breach of the Marsden Point refinery pipeline to Auckland is confirmation of the adage about “hindsight always being 20/20.” More >>

Adding Up The Costs Of Climate-Change Policy

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:44 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Climate-change policy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are among the most testing issues facing policy advisers and politicians around the world. More >>

A Plea For Govt To Lead Consolidation Of Ferry Terminals

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 12:17 pm | Trans Tasman

The NZ Shipping Federation says the time is ripe to build new ferry terminals in Wellington and Picton. Ferry operators Bluebridge and Interislander now have separate terminals in each port. New consolidated terminals could work like airport terminals, ... More >>

Industries Feel Under Siege As Prospect Of Labour-Led Firms

Monday, 28 August 2017, 11:58 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The divide between regional and urban politics is being thrown into ever sharpening contrast as the election campaign unfolds. Agricultural industries and rural communities feel under siege in the looming election. More >>

Who Would Be Transport Minister In A Labour-Led Coalition?

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:45 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The question of who would be Transport Minister in a Labour-led Govt is of some importance to the sector given the polls show the election outcome is resting on a knife edge. More >>

HortNZ says Best Horticultural Land Not For Housing

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:35 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Horticulture NZ fears NZ's best market gardening land may be buried under houses as subdivisions expand around Auckland, resulting in reduced vegetable supplies at higher prices. More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse: Ports Rationalisation

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 3:03 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The decades old debate over whether there is a need for centralised decision making over rationalising NZ’s ports is back in focus again as the sector contemplates the possibility of wasting large amounts of money on capital. More >>

Transport Goliaths Grow Bigger

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:11 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Consolidation within the trucking industry is nothing new and the trend is continuing. Transport operators are confronted with an expectation freight volumes will grow by 48% by 2042 and the sector has been consolidating as ... More >>

Trump Clouds Climate Change Policy,NZ Steers Middle Path

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:29 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The Govt says the decision by Donald Trump to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will have no influence on its commitment to the treaty or climate change policy. More >>

Oh, No! Boris Could Become UK's Next PM

Monday, 12 June 2017, 2:16 pm | Trans Tasman

Oh, No! Boris Could Become UK's Next PM And Join Trump On World Stage More >>

Peter Hughes Cements Reputation As Public Service Superman

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 10:09 am | Trans Tasman

This is the 8th annual review of NZ's Government Departments by the Trans Tasman Editors and Senior Writers and a high profile Independent Board of Advisers.* More >>

Remaining TPP Members Must Not Miss The Bus On China

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:48 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - After US President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the TPP trade deal, the other 11 countries pursuing it decided to forge ahead on their own. But an editorial in The Main Report Business Alert says it is another Superpower ... More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse - 25 May, 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 11:26 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - You wouldn’t know it reading local newspapers, but NZ is on an economic roll, which puts it in the fast lane toward more than a decade of uninterrupted growth. More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse - 23 May, 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:11 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - As Finance Minister Steven Joyce prepares to present his first Budget on Thursday, much of the commentary is around how he treats the surpluses in the years ahead. Clearly, some tax relief is on the agenda, particularly for low ... More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse - 22 May 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:45 pm | Trans Tasman

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse - 22 May 2017 Who’s Won The Battle Of The Deputies - Bennett or Ardern? INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - National and Labour both have women in the Deputy Leader role, following the Greens and the Maori Party, but which dynamic ... More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse - 18 May, 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 7:10 pm | Trans Tasman

Raising The TPP From The Grave INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Prime Minister Bill English’s trip to Japan this week is intended to find an alternative path to lock in some of the gains once promised by the Trans-Pacic Partnership trade deal. More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse - 15 May, 2017

Monday, 15 May 2017, 9:15 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Ministers are growing more concerned about a widening “disconnect” between rural and urban communities. Some environmental groups and MPs (mainly the Green Party, but also some in Labour) are keen to paint the rural ... More >>

Long-Terms Plans, But What About The ETS Now?

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 8:42 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Away from the headlines of political confrontation a remarkable process of political consensus is forming around long-term climate change policy direction. However, businesses are worried about policy stability in the near to ... More >>

State of the Parties - What Labour Must Do

Monday, 8 May 2017, 11:14 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The forthcoming election is already being billed as the tightest race in recent NZ history. Polls show National virtually neck and neck with the Labour-Green combo. To have the best chance of forming the next Govt, Labour ... More >>

2016 Politician Of The Year - Amy Adams

Monday, 28 November 2016, 9:22 am | Trans Tasman

We’ve always rated her as one to watch and she has hit her stride since taking over the Justice portfolio in 2014. “Adams has truly found her feet in 2016, getting through a huge amount of work in crucial portfolios she has well and truly made her ... More >>

 

 

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