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.
Environment Commissioner welcomes EPA report on the use of 108018 Dec 2013
The Commissioner, Dr Jan Wright, said that the EPA review, concluding existing controls on 1080 are safe and effective, was timely, given that both the North and South Islands are currently facing a potential “explosion” in pest numbers.
Environment Commissioner welcomes International Panel eel report06 Dec 2013
The panel of three international experts was established following a recommendation from the Commissioner in her report on the status and management of longfin eels released in April this year.