Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

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Name: Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Anti-rail Govt costs Gisborne and HB dearly

THE Citizen’s Environmental Advocacy Centre was established in 2000 as a non-political organisation to promote a sustainable, safe environment; preservation of environmentally-friendly rail being part of that.Labour MPs Paul Swain, Mark Goshe, Pete Hodgson ... [Published Gisborne Herald - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Greens accuse National over river clean-up

Updated 4 minutes agoThe Green Party says National is overseeing massive dairy farm conversions which could undermine the millions of dollars being spent on cleaning up the Waikato River.The party says $210 million of taxpayer money is being spent on ... [Published Radio New Zealand - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

1080 battle is personal, political

James Veint draws a deep breath. It's almost impossible to work against the Department of Conservation's giant PR machine, he says.Almost.In the political scale of things, the Ban 1080 Party is an under-resourced tiddler and as Clutha-Southland candidate, ... [Published The Press NZ - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

How would animals vote?

Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy (left), and Minister of Conservation, Dr Nick Smith. Picture / Hagen HopkinsIf animals were to vote, who would they elect?Some animal votes are easy to pick but others a lot less so.For example, following the ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Councils discharge sewage

Fish and Game chief executive Bryce Johnson said sewage getting into rivers and streams was "undoubtedly an ongoing issue that requires greater attention".He said pollution by dairy farmers seemed to attract greater fines that those imposed on councils ... [Published Dominion Post - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Water health may reach tipping point - scientist

Water in the Firth of Thames has become increasingly acidic due to run-off from farms reaching rivers.Water pollution from decades of farming may be approaching a "tipping point" which threatens marine life in the Hauraki Gulf, says an experienced sc ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

National's water announcement is election band-aid - Greens (Fuseworks)

"National’s water announcement is an election band-aid on a gaping wound because it doesn’t address the main cause of water pollution: intensification of land use," Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today.John Key announced that $100 million ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

People drought as water discussed

Mark Dawson, Editor of Wanganui ChronicleYou could get the impression that not many people are interested in water quality. You'd be wrong, of course.But only six people showed up to a public meeting in Wanganui last week to discuss significant government ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Councillor calls for oil search guidelines

Rachel Keedwell Photo/FileGovernment offers up blocks of New Zealand for oil and gas exploration with no guidelines, then pockets all the royalties and leaves the regions to clean up any mess, Horizons region councillor Rachel Keedwell says.She wanted ... [Published Wanganui Chronicle - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Labour's environment policy welcomed (Fuseworks)

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says that overall the Labour Party’s newly released environment policy would go a long way towards protecting New Zealand’s natural heritage.But Forest & Bird’s Advocacy Manager, Kevin Hackwell, ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Campaigning ‘to get those 20 MPs’

ADVANCE voting will be a game changer in the general election, says Green MP and youth campaign co-ordinator Gareth Hughes.The Gisborne-born-and-bred MP said the ability to vote early would be particularly attractive to young voters and many of them voted ... [Published Gisborne Herald - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Steady hand up against a wider vision

Nats want to stay on present path but opponents say it's too narrow.Duncan McLean says the Government has focused on high-flyers. Photo / Mark MitchellNew Zealand's economic recovery is tentatively under way, albeit with a few wobbles.The path out of ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 21 2014]

Quotes

"This is another example of National’s ‘break it then use taxpayers’ money to fix it’ approach to rivers" said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman
"It's like DOC . . . suddenly the world's upside down. DOC are killing kea . . . and defending it."
"That might encourage offending councils to ensure they've invested in the basics before splashing out on vote-catching swimming pools or recreation centres. There is just no excuse for a 21st century wastewater system to discharge untreated sewage into our rivers."

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Anti-rail Govt costs Gisborne and HB dearly [Published Gisborne Herald - Sep 18 2014]
Greens accuse National over river clean-up [Published Radio New Zealand - Sep 17 2014]
National 'overseeing increased pollution of Wai... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Sep 17 2014]
1080 battle is personal, political [Published The Press NZ - Sep 16 2014]
How would animals vote? [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 11 2014]
Councils discharge sewage [Published Dominion Post - Sep 06 2014]
Revealed: Councils' dirty little secrets [Published stuff.co.nz - Sep 06 2014]
White Gold or Dirty Dairy [Published Interest.co.nz - Sep 05 2014]
Water health may reach tipping point - scientist [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 05 2014]
The price of milk [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 05 2014]
National's water announcement is election band-... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Sep 03 2014]
People drought as water discussed [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 03 2014]
Councillor calls for oil search guidelines [Published Wanganui Chronicle - Aug 31 2014]
Labour's environment policy welcomed (Fuseworks) [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Aug 28 2014]
Stratford gives bum's rush to all legal highs [Published Taranaki Daily News - Aug 27 2014]
Campaigning ‘to get those 20 MPs’ [Published Gisborne Herald - Aug 26 2014]
Steady hand up against a wider vision [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 21 2014]
Wright’s report says it all [Published Gisborne Herald - Aug 16 2014]
Greatest fracking risk is significant extension... [Published Gisborne Herald - Aug 14 2014]
Protection of Northland eels a high priority [Published Northern Advocate - Aug 12 2014]
Reviewing catch limits for longfin eel is crucial [Published Scoop NZ - Business - Aug 07 2014]
PCE report: easier to mine DOC land than use it... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 19 2014]
Special status of mining on conservation land q... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 19 2014]
Prevention of fracking harms would be shackled ... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 09 2014]
Oil, gas, fracking and the Regional Council [Published Scoop NZ - Regional - Jun 05 2014]
Cautious Approval For Fracking [Published Scoop NZ - Scoops - Jun 05 2014]
HBRC welcomes second report into oil and gas re... [Published Scoop NZ - Regional - Jun 04 2014]
Commissioner highlights need for climate plan [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 04 2014]
Frack and drill report reveals cowboy approach [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 04 2014]
Drill report small victory but not good enough [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 04 2014]
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Reviewing catch limits for longfin eel is crucial [Published Scoop NZ - Business - Aug 07 2014]
Reviewing commercial catch limits for New Zealand’s unique longfin eel is crucial to the species’ survival, says Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright. ...
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 ...
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