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To mine or not to mine … - NZIER Insight 15

The government’s proposal to remove 7,058 hectares of land from Schedule 4 restrictions on mining under the Crown Minerals Act, and to investigate further mineral resources on conservation land stirred a strong public response. It pitches the tangible potential gains of mining against … Read more

Maximising the value of water - NZIER Insight 4

New Zealand policy makers are paying growing attention to the way that water is allocated. As with any scarce resource, there are economic benefits from ensuring that water is distributed optimally across society. This Insight outlines how New Zealand's freshwater resources are curren … Read more

Emissions targets : balancing environmental and economic objectives - NZIER Insight 2

The Government is currently determining its policy for a 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target policy and is inviting public input. The outcomes of the emissions target policy will have real implications for New Zealand households and firms. As is often the case with climate change dis … Read more

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