PM says increase has been too jarring and not befitting a "just" transition to an environmentally friendly economy.
Cloud Ocean has been given a 'please explain' as it can only take water from a 33m-deep bore.
An international report has stressed the need for changes never seen before, in all aspects of our society, to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial averages.
The supermarket will still offer re-usable bags for sale for $1, which can be returned to the supermarket and replaced for free if they are damaged.
New rules will be in place by 2020 to stop the degradation of fresh waterways, Environment Minister David Parker says.
Mr Bridges told TVNZ1's Breakfast it was "a bit cute" of the Government to say it wasn't on them.
Sunday's Innovate series looks at the bottle, designed by a Kiwi inventor, which looks like it’s plastic but is actually made of plants and breaks down in compost in less than a month rather than hundreds of years.
The latest figures show the city is one of the worst in the country and the Council acknowledges it needs to do help make it easier for households.
The main threat to killer whales comes from polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly referred to as PCBs, a study has found.
"Bridges would have realised that at some point he was going to have to confront Ross. To delay that day of reckoning was to damage both himself and the party," writes our columnist.