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The Environment – What Matters Most?
17 Jul 2014
Salmon Lecture to the Resource Management Law Association, 17 July 2014.


Evaluating the use of 1080: Predators, poisons and silent forests Update Report
16 Jul 2014
In June 2011 the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released a report entitled Evaluating the use of 1080: Predators, poisons and silent forests.This update assesses the response to that report and its recommendations.


Reflections on Conservation Forest and Bird Sanderson Memorial Dinner
28 Jun 2014
Sanderson Memorial Dinner held in Wellington on June 28 2014.


Environment Commissioner concerned about weak protection of wild and scenic rivers
20 Jun 2014
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright says the Government has a mixed score card in responding to her 2012 report on the protection of wild and scenic rivers.


Update report - Hydroelectricity or wild rivers: Climate change versus natural heritage
20 Jun 2014
In May 2012 Dr Wright released a report titled Hydroelectricity or wild rivers: Climate change versus natural heritage.  The Commissioner has now released an update assessing the response to her recommendations. 


Environment Commissioner queries the special status of mining on conservation land
19 Jun 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.