NZ has recorded its lowest carbon dioxide emission count in 13 years, according to new figures.
Labour and National's policies over how to protect the environment have never been as far apart as they are now.
Labour is calling on United Future leader Peter Dunne to support a proposed amendment to climate change legislation.
The Maori Party has changed its mind and isn't going to continue to support changes to the ETS.
The National Party's pledge to keep amendments to the emissions trading scheme fiscally neutral has been blown out of the water.
The Government has stopped even pretending it is serious about combating climate change, the Green Party says.
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark is back in the country and she's been urging people to push for more action on climate change.
The Government has sided with advice from industry and farming lobbies, pushing out dates and levels at which New Zealand will face higher carbon costs under the country's emissions trading scheme.
The government has banned cheap emissions units which do not benefit the environment from New Zealand's emissions trading Scheme.
The Government's going to reduce the cost to consumers of the Emissions Trading Scheme.
Australia's plans to tax its 500 worst polluters will not lead to a loss of investment, the Government says.
Labour says the government needs to forget about making life easy for farmers, stating that there are better ways to get the economy back up and running.
There will be no immediate change to the introduction of the Emission Trading Schemel, says the Climate Change Minister.
The emissions trading scheme which is now in law won't survive for long in its present form, the Green Party says.
The Maori Party's ruling council is dismissing reports that it is discussing reneging on a deal over the emissions trading scheme (ETS) legislation.
News sites quoting an anonymous Maori Party official as saying some members are unhappy with the deal.
The stance New Zealand take on climate change could have an effect on exports if overseas consumers think the country is not being tough enough.
The Emissions Trading Scheme is a step closer to being law, but opposition are calling it 'shameful'.
The Government passed the amendment legislation on Thursday and the bill is now before the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee.
After months of controversy the Government today brought its new-look emissions trading scheme (ETS) to Parliament and got the bill through its first reading on a vote of 63 to 58.
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