Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

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Name: Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

'Govt' lists environment for sale on Trade Me

Environment for sale on Trade MeA Trade Me user posing as the New Zealand Government has listed the country's environment for sale.The auction, which currently sits at $6.50, closes on July 30 and has been viewed almost 500 times."Up for grabs are any ... [Published 3 News - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Greens' policy on waterways a timely call for urgency

Oruarangi Stream after thousands of litres of violet dye entered the waterway.The release of the first tranche of the Green Party's environmental policy contained one sentiment certain to resonate with all New Zealanders. The Greens, said co-leader Russel ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Oil well search plans

OIL companies could drill seven new exploratory wells on the East Coast over the next five years, Government agencies say.However, anti-drilling campaigners who protested outside a Government-run public information meeting last night say they are concerned ... [Published Gisborne Herald - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Wading into water quality debate

''Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.''The words from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime ofthe Ancient Mariner conjure powerful images and emotions.The Green Party seems to be using a similar message to pushits top environmental priority ... [Published Otago Daily Times - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

TRC queries Internet Party enviro policies

The Internet Party's environmental policy is grounded in emotion, not science, the Taranaki Regional Council says.The Internet Party has released its final environmental policy which includes a call for moratoriums on fracking, landfarming and deep sea ... [Published Taranaki Daily News - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Big calls coming up on approach to oil and gas exploration

Crunch time for Gisborne District Council to make some important decisions on oil and gas exploration is edging closer.Last week the council’s environment, planning and regulations committee was given an update on the second stage of a report on the industry ... [Published Gisborne Herald - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Fed Farmers leading wrong way on water - Green Party (Fuseworks)

Federated Farmers needs to show greater leadership on water quality, the Green Party said today.The Green Party is responding to claims by the outgoing and incoming Federated Farmers’ dairy section chairs that ‘there is no need for urgent action" by the ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Lack of data behind 1080 drops 'criminal'

A DOC spokesman said two decades of research in South Westland's Landsborough Valley suggested that strategic pest management mitigated the impacts of predation on forest birds, including the most vulnerable species.He said Landsborough had been the subject ... [Published Nelson Mail - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 05 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

No-go areas for seeking oil/gas?

NO-go areas for oil and gas exploration to protect significant groundwater sources are one of the possibilities looked at by Gisborne District Council staff as they move closer to establishing regulations to control a possible large-scale future indu ... [Published Gisborne Herald - Jul 05 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

New councillor ‘on the record’ through his first campaign

Turnout of 31.2 percent is fairly standard for a by-election and doesn’t take anything away from the resounding victory Josh Wharehinga has achieved to make his way on to the District Council.The first-time candidate presented himself as a youthful, energetic ... [Published Gisborne Herald - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Group to address stock grazing on oil waste

The issue of cows grazing on areas where oil and gas drilling waste has been spread will be addressed by a new Government-driven working group.The group, comprising the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Ministry for the Environment, the Taranaki Regional ... [Published Southland Times - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Greens want landfarm inquiry widened

Updated 5 minutes agoThe Green Party is welcoming an inquiry into so-called Taranaki landfarms, where oil industry waste is disposed of, but believes it should include other farms.The Government has announced it is establishing a working group to look ... [Published Radio New Zealand - Jul 02 2014]

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"Up for grabs are any and all natural resources of value. NZ is a relatively pristine country, so there is plenty still available" the auction says
...The Greens, said co-leader Russel Norman, had "a vision where families can head down to their local swimming hole or beach and jump right in the water without worrying about getting sick" . This was once a given for generations of New Zealanders...
"There's no rational basis for it, either here or overseas" Chamberlain said. "I'm talking hundreds of thousands of wells."
A second outcome of the symposium was the message that a farmer took home to his colleagues around Lake Rerewhakaaitu: "The water quality in Lake Rerewhakaaitu is deteriorating. It is our lake. We as farmers are causing the problem. It is up to us to fix it."

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'Govt' lists environment for sale on Trade Me [Published 3 News - Jul 21 2014]
Greens' policy on waterways a timely call for u... [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 16 2014]
Oil well search plans [Published Gisborne Herald - Jul 16 2014]
Wading into water quality debate [Published Otago Daily Times - Jul 15 2014]
TRC queries Internet Party enviro policies [Published Taranaki Daily News - Jul 14 2014]
Norman: Making our rivers clean enough to swim in [Published Scoop - Jul 13 2014]
Community Action and Science Help Restore New Z... [Published Resilience - Jul 10 2014]
Big calls coming up on approach to oil and gas ... [Published Gisborne Herald - Jul 07 2014]
Fed Farmers leading wrong way on water - Green ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jul 07 2014]
Lack of data behind 1080 drops 'criminal' [Published Nelson Mail - Jul 07 2014]
No-go areas for seeking oil/gas? [Published Gisborne Herald - Jul 05 2014]
New councillor ‘on the record’ through his firs... [Published Gisborne Herald - Jul 04 2014]
Select Committee Business From 30 June to 4 Ju... [Published Scoop - Jul 04 2014]
Group to address stock grazing on oil waste [Published Southland Times - Jul 03 2014]
Environmental protection v economy [Published Timaru Herald - Jul 03 2014]
Greens want landfarm inquiry widened [Published Radio New Zealand - Jul 02 2014]
Govt to look into stock on landfarms [Published Radio New Zealand - Jun 26 2014]
Questions and Answers – June 24 [Published Scoop - Jun 24 2014]
Estimates Reported Back [Published Scoop - Jun 24 2014]
Questions For Oral Answer June 24 [Published Scoop - Jun 24 2014]
Select Committee Business From 16 June to 20 Ju... [Published Scoop - Jun 20 2014]
Commissioner concerned about weak protection of... [Published Scoop - Jun 19 2014]
Few jobs needed for new mine [Published stuff.co.nz - Jun 19 2014]
1080 battle gets political [Published New Zealand Herald - Jun 19 2014]
PCE report: easier to mine DOC land than use it... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 19 2014]
Govt 'should take its current block offers off ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jun 19 2014]
Special status of mining on conservation land q... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 19 2014]
Mine decision 'short-sighted eco-vandalism' [Published ONE News - Jun 19 2014]
Special status of conservation land mining quer... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jun 19 2014]
Prevention of fracking harms would be shackled ... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 09 2014]
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PCE report: easier to mine DOC land than use it... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 19 2014]
Forest & Bird says the government should immediately take its current block offers off the market, following a report from the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE). ...
Special status of mining on conservation land q... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 19 2014]
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright says the Government has responded positively to some recommendations from her 2010 report on mining the conservation estate – but not the most important ones. ...
Prevention of fracking harms would be shackled ... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 09 2014]
A new report concludes that fracking practices in NZ pose risks to health and the environment. The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has recommended that regulations be overhauled and tightened to protect New Zealanders from harm. But .. ...
Oil, gas, fracking and the Regional Council [Published Scoop NZ - Regional - Jun 05 2014]
In her just released report, Drilling for oil and gas in New Zealand , the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment makes crystal clear that regional councils have a vital role to play in protecting environmental and public health in the event of ...
Cautious Approval For Fracking [Published Scoop NZ - Scoops - Jun 05 2014]
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has given a final tick for hydraulic fracturing, but says regulation needs to be improved especially as the industry expands beyond Taranaki. ...
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