12 Nov 2015

Forest fires ease with rain

From Checkpoint, 6:20 pm on 12 November 2015

The pervasive smoke from fires set to clear land for palm oil planting has abated a little in Indonesia in the face of rain. This comes as a New Zealand link to palm oil was today revealed by RNZ News - the world's largest producer of palm oil, Felda Global Ventures, is planning to use fertiliser mined in Otago on its plantations. Jewel Topsfield is Fairfax Media's correspondent in Jakarta.