Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

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Name: Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Naki fracking a warning for Gizzy

I ONLY know about Councillor Manu Caddie from hearing him on National Radio and from seeing him speak at public meetings here in Hawke’s Bay. He has been an inspiration to those of us who want to protect our drinking water from leaching of toxic fracking ... [Published Gisborne Herald - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Fish & Game calls for public enquiry into the future of farming (Fuseworks)

Fish & Game NZ is calling for a public enquiry "to examine the future of agriculture in New Zealand".Fish & Game chief executive Bryce Johnson suggested the move in a presentation to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee today where he ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

The PCE on the Environmental Reporting Bill

Idiot / SavantIdiot/Savant is an anonymous blogger living in exile.  He blogs about human rights, international affairs, and politics from a left - liberal perspective. Check out his blogSubmissions on the Environmental Reporting Bill are due on Thursday ... [Published Get Frank - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Can NZ prosper by destroying rivers?

We cannot afford to ignore the state of our lakes and rivers - and it's not just a question of economics.According to a recent report on the state of this country's waterways, many are seriously under threat. Photo / APNI have the greatest respect for ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 2 reports

Commissioner calls for changes to Environmental Reporting Bill (Fuseworks)

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is welcoming the intent of the Bill, but has raised serious concerns about some of the detail.Submissions for the Bill close on Thursday (17 April) but Dr Wright has released her submission ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Tweaks required to Environmental Reporting Bill

Media Release: The has released its submission on the proposed Environmental Reporting Bill. The purpose of the Bill is to require regular reports on the State of New Zealand’s environment and to ensure that the reports are independent, fair and accu ... [Published Scoop - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Fracking liability

What is the point of the Ministry for Environment's (MfE) newly released ''fracking guidelines''? These ostensibly cover ''the whole life cycle of onshore oil and gas well development'', not just fracking. Sounds good, but has anyone read the disclai ... [Published Taranaki Daily News - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Planners keen to share knowledge

More than 500 delegates from around New Zealand and Australiawill attend the 2014 conference of the New Zealand PlanningInstitute, hosted by the Central Otago branch in Queenstownnext week.The theme this year is ''Mountains to the Sea'', whichincorporates ... [Published Otago Daily Times - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Greens outraged Govt won't wait for fracking report (Newstalk ZB)

The Green Party is outraged the Government has waited 20 years to release guidelines into fracking, but won't wait another two months for an independent report on the practice to be completed.Energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes says the Government is showing ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 3 reports

Adams says fracking guidelines provide clear direction

Environment Minister Amy Adams said yesterday new guidelines for managing the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) would support the environmentally responsible development of resources.Ms Adams said: “The environmental risks of onshore ... [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Dam proposal will damage rivers - Greens

A business case for a proposed dam in the Hawke's Bay doesn't show the true cost to the region's rivers, the Green Party says.The proposal for the Ruataniwha water storage scheme was presented to the Hawke's Bay Regional Council today. It is estimated ... [Published 3 News - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 2 reports

Greens pour cold water on dam scheme

Eugenie sage says Hawke's Bay ratepayers will be left carrying the can for any problems with the Ruataniwha Dam.Hawke’s Bay ratepayers will carry the can if anything goes wrong with the proposed Ruataniwha dam, the Green Party said today.The business ... [Published FWplus - Mar 25 2014]

Quotes

"It is this work, and the emerging trends in best practice it identifies, that we believe provides the best solution - a win for individual farmers, and a win for our waterways. ‘Tomorrow’s Farming Today’ is where our future lies - ‘business as usual’ is no longer an option."
As the leader of the Nature report on threats to the world's rivers, Professor Charles Vorosmarty concluded: "Our study demonstrates that diagnosing and then limiting threats at their local source, rather than through costly remedies and rehabilitation, is a more effective and sensible approach to assure global water security for both humans, and aquatic biodiversity."
"This undermines the independence that is vital for public trust" , said Dr Wright
Did the guidelines go through ''extensive international peer review''? Unlikely, given the disclaimer says the MfE "gives no warranty of the accuracy of the information presented . . . and does not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever"

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Naki fracking a warning for Gizzy [Published Gisborne Herald - Apr 19 2014]
A road map for curbing carbon [Published Scoop - Apr 19 2014]
Select Committees - for 14 April to 17 April 2014 [Published Scoop - Apr 17 2014]
Fish & Game calls for public enquiry into the f... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Apr 17 2014]
The PCE on the Environmental Reporting Bill [Published Get Frank - Apr 15 2014]
Can NZ prosper by destroying rivers? [Published New Zealand Herald - Apr 14 2014]
Commissioner calls for changes to Environmental... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Apr 14 2014]
Call for changes to Environmental Reporting Bill [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Apr 14 2014]
Bob Dey Property Report diary, week 14-21 April... [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Apr 13 2014]
Tweaks required to Environmental Reporting Bill [Published Scoop - Apr 10 2014]
Guy: Speech to Irrigation NZ conference [Published Scoop - Apr 09 2014]
Fracking liability [Published Taranaki Daily News - Apr 07 2014]
Bob Dey Property Report diary, week 7-13 April ... [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Apr 06 2014]
New Zealand Planning Institute Annual Conference [Published Beehive.govt.nz - Apr 04 2014]
Global resource scarcity under spotlight (Fusew... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Apr 04 2014]
Bob Dey Property Report diary, week 31 March-6 ... [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Mar 31 2014]
Planners keen to share knowledge [Published Otago Daily Times - Mar 28 2014]
Greens outraged Govt won't wait for fracking re... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Mar 28 2014]
Adams says fracking guidelines provide clear di... [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Mar 27 2014]
NEW ZEALAND: Government issues fracking guidelines [Published IWA Publishing - Mar 27 2014]
Planners grapple with 100% Pure issues [Published Scoop - Mar 27 2014]
Guidelines provide clear direction on hydraulic... [Published Beehive.govt.nz - Mar 27 2014]
Dam proposal will damage rivers - Greens [Published 3 News - Mar 26 2014]
Dam bad decision for rivers - Green Party [Published Voxy.co.nz - Mar 25 2014]
Greens pour cold water on dam scheme [Published FWplus - Mar 25 2014]
Report 'highlights risk of Ruataniwha Dam for r... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Mar 25 2014]
Lock out fishers and hunters, farming magazine ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Mar 24 2014]
Bob Dey Property Report diary, week 24-30 March... [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Mar 23 2014]
Select Committee Business 17 March to 21 March ... [Published Scoop - Mar 21 2014]
Face up to water issues, says watchdog [Published Radio New Zealand - Mar 21 2014]
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Call for changes to Environmental Reporting Bill [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Apr 14 2014]
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is welcoming the intent of the Bill, but has raised serious concerns about some of the detail. ...
Environment Commissioner: water protection plan... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Feb 04 2014]
Current proposals for freshwater management are not adequate for protecting water quality to even current levels in New Zealand, says Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright. ...
Government response to threatened pest “explosion” [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jan 29 2014]
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister of Conservation regarding a threatened massive increase in rat and stoat numbers. ...
Huge explosion in pest numbers will require man... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Dec 17 2013]
Huge “explosion” in pest numbers will require managed response The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has welcomed the latest Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) monitoring report on the use of 1080 for the control of pests. In ... ...
Environment Commissioner on International Panel... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Dec 06 2013]
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright today welcomed the report of the International Panel on monitoring trends for freshwater eels in New Zealand. The panel of three international experts was established following a recommendation ...
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