An Ill Wind That Blows Some Good?

“Wise environmental husbandry or flatulent political correctness? An ill wind or a fair wind?” Financial Times takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the proposed ‘fart tax’ to be levied on NZ dairy and sheep farmers. Methane produced by NZ livestock amounts to an estimated 55% of the country’s total greenhouse emissions. The tax would require farmers to pay an average of NZ$300 a year – an amount which could be avoided entirely by helping to fund global warming research.


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With Pandemic Australia Has New Lens on NZ

With Pandemic Australia Has New Lens on NZ

“New Zealand’s response to the coronavirus is just the latest reason Australians have sometimes looked wistfully, or at least with interest, across the Tasman,” ABC-TV’s 7.30 chief political correspondent Laura Tingle…