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Tuesday - Itís valedictory season for retiring MPs as the 52nd Parliament draws to an close; saying their farewells today are Labourís Clare Curran, Ruth Dyson, Ian Lees-Galloway and Raymond Huo, as well as the Green MP Gareth Hughes.

Count climate in insurance risk, says Robertson

Monday - The Reserve Bank should be required to take climate change into account when assessing threats to the insurance industry, the finance minister says.

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Monday - The 52nd Parliament sits this week for the last time, before being dissolved on August 12.

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Friday - Today is the last day for submissions on new air-quality standards to reduce the amount of small particulate matter New Zealanders breathe.

Country's climate change costs are climbing

30 Jul 20 - Climate change is now swallowing the lionís share of the Governmentís environmental spending, prompting suggestions we should have a dedicated Climate Change Ministry.

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30 Jul 20 - The Environment Committee is sitting today to discuss the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill.

New law needed for managed retreat, says review

Judge Tony Randerson

29 Jul 20 - Authorities could have the power to seize land threatened by climate change under a proposed new Public Works Act-type law.


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29 Jul 20 - The Randerson Review of the Resource Management Act is released today.

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28 Jul 20 - Today is the last day to enter the Sustainable Business Awards Ė get yours in by 5pm.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Ready and willing

Steve Abel

24 Jul 20 - In a week that saw the end of the political careers of a Cabinet minister and yet another Opposition MP, a political drama of a climate sort has been playing out in suburban Auckland.

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24 Jul 20 - Entries in the Sustainable Business Awards close on Tuesday.

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23 Jul 20 - Parliament sits today in Wellington, while Environment Canterbury meets in Christchurch.

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22 Jul 20 - Sustainable finance is on the agenda for a Sustainable Business Network/Institute of Finance Professionals session today.

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21 Jul 20 - Parliament sits today for the first time since Judith Collins replaced Todd Muller as Leader of the Opposition.

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17 Jul 20 - Parliament resumes next week with a new-look National Party Front Bench.

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16 Jul 20 - The Government is taking applications to fast-track infrastructure projects through the consenting process, using the recently passed Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act.

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15 Jul 20 - The Pre-Election Fiscal and Economic Update (known affectionately as the Prefu) will be released on August 20 Ė a month before the country goes to the polls.

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14 Jul 20 - The Government is taking applications to fast-track infrastructure projects through the consenting process, using the recently passed Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act.

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13 Jul 20 - TODAY, talks for a free-trade agreement with the United Kingdom get under way.


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