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Commissioner concerned about weak protection of rivers

Friday, 20 June 2014, 10:17 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

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. Dr Wright said that the protection of wild and scenic rivers that ... More >>

Special status of mining on conservation land queried

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 3:07 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

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. More >>

Call for changes to Environmental Reporting Bill

Monday, 14 April 2014, 2:11 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

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. More >>

Environment Commissioner welcomes national reporting plans

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 1:04 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has welcomed Government plans for regular national state of the environment reporting. More >>

Environment Commissioner: water protection plan misses mark

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 3:03 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

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. More >>

Government response to threatened pest “explosion”

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 9:45 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

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. More >>

Huge explosion in pest numbers will require managed response

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 12:32 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Huge “explosion” in pest numbers will require managed response The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has welcomed the latest Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) monitoring report on the use of 1080 for the control of pests. In ... More >>

Environment Commissioner on International Panel eel report

Friday, 6 December 2013, 2:18 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright today welcomed the report of the International Panel on monitoring trends for freshwater eels in New Zealand. The panel of three international experts was established following a recommendation ... More >>

Report: Change in land use putting pressure on water quality

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 9:23 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

New Zealand is undergoing huge changes to land use and decision makers need to be aware of the consequences for the future, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright. More >>

Good response on endangered eels so far

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 12:08 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has told a committee of MPs that she is pleased with the Government’s response on the endangered longfin eel so far, but more remains to be done. Dr Wright was addressing the Local Government ... More >>

Government must move to sort out conservation lands

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 10:13 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has urged the Government to sort out the management and administration of stewardship land – a land category that covers a third of the conservation estate. More >>

Environment Reporting a much needed tool

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 10:13 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has reiterated the need for a system of national state of the environment reporting in a speech to the Environment Defence Society’s National Conference this morning. More >>

Lack of action on pest control disappointing

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 6:59 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Two years on from her report backing greater use of 1080 for pest control, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has expressed her disappointment that little has changed. More >>

Environment Commissioner releases smart meters report update

Friday, 28 June 2013, 5:13 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has released an update to her 2009 report, Smart electricity meters: How households and the environment can benefit . More >>

Environment Commissioner releases water report update

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 11:32 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has released the update to her 2012 report, Water quality in New Zealand: Understanding the Science . The update re-canvases some of the issues the report initially raised and reviews ... More >>

Environment Commissioner welcomes announcement on eels

Friday, 7 June 2013, 12:53 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is welcoming the Government’s announcement on longfin eels today. More >>

Stop commercial fishing or longfin eels will perish

Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 2:10 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has called for a moratorium on the commercial harvesting of New Zealand’s longfin eel and for DOC to step up its protection of this iconic native species. More >>

Freshwater changes show promise – Environment Commissioner

Monday, 8 April 2013, 3:29 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Government’s proposed changes to freshwater management are much needed, but only if they are implemented properly says the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright. More >>

Environment Commissioner rejects radical RMA changes

Wednesday, 3 April 2013, 9:45 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Proposed changes to sections 6 and 7 of the Resource Management Act will alter the function of the RMA and erode its environmental protections says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright. Dr Wright’s concerns have been ... More >>

Proposed changes unbalance RMA – Environment Commissioner

Friday, 1 March 2013, 9:19 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright today released her submission on the changes to the Resource Management Reform bill. Dr Wright has criticised plans to increase the influence of economic concerns in the RMA process. “The RMA’s ... More >>

 

 

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