Environment Commissioner calls for significant changes to Environmental Reporting Bill14 Apr 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.
Submission on the Environmental Reporting Bill to the Local Government and Environment Committee14 Apr 2014
The introduction of an Environmental Reporting Bill is a welcome development.
Environment Commissioner welcomes national reporting plans20 Feb 2014
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has welcomed Government plans for regular national state of the environment reporting. The Environmental Reporting Bill, announced by Minister for the Environment Amy Adams, proposes that the Secretary for the Environment and the Government Statistician prepare the reports with the Environment Commissioner...
Environment Commissioner says Government’s proposals to protect water quality missing the mark04 Feb 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.
Proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 201104 Feb 2014
Over recent years, public concern has grown about the state of the water in the country’s rivers and streams, lakes, estuaries, and aquifers. That concern has two dimensions – the quality of the water and the way in which it is allocated for irrigation and other economic uses.
Environment Commissioner welcomes Government response to threatened pest “explosion”.29 Jan 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.