Thursday, June 4, 2020

Environment

What if Devonport became an island? A problem for Bill English.

Finance Minister Bill English and Treasury have yet to engage over the impact of rising sea levels. A Parliamentary Committee was told yesterday that even...

COUNCILLOR CLAIMS KEY INTERVENED IN AUCKLAND HOUSING INTENSIFICATON ROW

Claims last night from an Auckland Councillor that the Prime Minister last year advised the Council to be careful in proposing intensification in  the...

THE PLOT TO UNDERMINE WINSTON AND THE MAORI PARTY OVER THE RMA

Opposition is mounting to the Government’s proposal to give Maori a bigger role in the Resource Management consenting process. The concession to the Maori Party...

SAY NO TO INTENSIFICATION AND YOUR RATES MAY GO UP – ENGLISH WARNS AUCKLAND

Finance Minister Bill English is warning Auckland that if it doesn’t intensify its housing it could face higher costs and rates because of the...

WHAT THE AWAROA BEACH SALE REALLY MEANS

The way that Awaroa beach was purchased for the Tasman National Park with crowd funding a Government top-up may be the way of the...

GOVERNMENT UNDER BACK BENCH PRESSURE OVER WATER PROPOSALS

  The Government is still stalled on how it will allocate water rights. This is despite the high-profile release over the weekend at the Blue Greens...

NZ CLIMATE CHANGE BILL ONE OF BIGGEST IN DEVELOPED WORLD

A top New Zealand diplomat has revealed that it will cost New Zealand more to comply with the climate change targets agreed last December...

CHALLENGING THE AUCKLAND COUNCIL

  The National Party aligned centre right is about to launch another shot in its war to take control of the Auckland Council and cut...

ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY SAYS IT HASN'T GOT ENOUGH MONEY TO DO ITS JOB

One of the key arms of the Government’s environmental policing functions fronted up to Parliament yesterday and said it simply didn’t have enough money...

PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE COULD MEAN BIG FISCAL BILL FOR NZ

Green co-Leader James Shaw is warning the Government that it now faces significant fiscal risks if it hopes to meet its climate change obligations...

ASIANS TO OUTNUMBER MAORI

Statistics New Zealand are saying that in less than 25 years Asians will be on the brink of out numbering Europeans in Auckland. And Pacific...

THE HORSE TRADING OVER THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT HAS BEGUN (SORT OF)

Environment Minister Nick Smith is apparently saying he has 40 amendments to the Resource Management Act he wants to make. But he will apparently not...

SMITH WITHDRAWS SOME RMA REFORMS AND PROPOSES RADICAL NEW IDEA

Environment Minister Nick Smith withdraws some RMA reforms proposals and instead suggests splitting the act.Environment Minister Nick Smith is floating the idea of splitting...

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