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Commissioner releases mixed report card on environment

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 1:18 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

29 June 2016 The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a mixed report card in her assessment of the state of New Zealand’s environment . “We are lucky to live in an exceptionally beautiful country, but we have some big issues ... More >>

Commissioner welcomes step toward saving longfin eels

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 10:43 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has welcomed a decision by the Government to remove a barrier to saving the country’s top freshwater predator, but warns that more is needed to ensure its long-term survival. More >>

Commissioner calls for bold leadership on climate change

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:27 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has called for bold leadership on climate change. More >>

Protect our most precious and vulnerable waterways first

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 1:47 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has welcomed the Government’s latest discussion document on water quality, but has called for councils to give priority to the most precious and vulnerable rivers and lakes. More >>

Commissioner welcomes nationally consistent 1080 rules

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 4:46 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has welcomed the Government’s response to one of her key recommendations on the management of 1080. More >>

Electric cars not solar panels, says Commissioner

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 9:41 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has today called for people to take heed of a report showing that electric cars help combat climate change, but solar panels do little. More >>

Take care amending the RMA, warns Environment Commissioner

Monday, 14 March 2016, 4:11 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment acknowledges the concern about housing that lies behind many of the proposed changes to the RMA. But she warns that some go too far. More >>

Let’s not waste another chance to protect our oceans

Friday, 11 March 2016, 10:21 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today urged New Zealanders not to squander another chance to protect New Zealand’s oceans. More >>

Keep Eyes on Our Climate Goal, Says Environment Commissioner

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 2:29 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Keep Eyes on Our Climate Goal, Says Environment Commissioner The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has today supported moves to strengthen New Zealand’s climate rules, but has highlighted the need to focus on the end goal. “In November in Paris, ... More >>

Commissioner calls for action on sea level rise

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:27 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

New Zealand needs to do more to prepare for the consequences of rising sea levels, warns the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment in a new report . More >>

Prepare for rising seas, warns Environment Commissioner

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 1:09 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Prepare for rising seas, warns Environment Commissioner New Zealand needs to better prepare for the impacts of a rising sea on its coastal towns and cities, warns the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. In a major new report released today, ... More >>

Commissioner welcomes new state of the environment report

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 12:40 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has welcomed the release of the first complete state of the environment report prepared by the Secretary for the Environment and the Government Statistician. More >>

Commissioner warns water quality is not out of the woods yet

Friday, 19 June 2015, 10:16 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, today released two reports on water quality, calling for further steps to safeguard the quality of New Zealand’s fresh water. “To its credit, the Government has invested heavily in ... More >>

Urgent call for a forum on Climate Change

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 2:14 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Urgent call for a forum on Climate Change - Environment Commissioner The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today issued an urgent call for a national forum to tackle climate change. In her submission on the Government’s intended contribution ... More >>

Reviewing stewardship land – ‘pick up the pace’

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 2:18 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has called for the Department of Conservation to pick up the pace in reviewing stewardship land. More >>

Commissioner makes recommendations on air quality

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:03 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has found that air quality in New Zealand is a good news story in her commentary on the Government’s 2014 Air Domain Report . More >>

Commissioner very pleased with results of predator campaign

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:26 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has congratulated the Department of Conservation on the initial results of its major campaign to tackle a predator plague this year. More >>

Efforts to protect longfin eels must be followed through

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 2:15 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has today released an update report assessing the response to her 2013 report On a pathway to extinction? An investigation into the status and management of the longfin eel . More >>

Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:21 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

During my seven years as Commissioner, I have consistently said that climate change is the biggest environmental issue we face. This investigation has provided an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of what is causing climate change and one of its ... More >>

Reviewing catch limits for longfin eel is crucial

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 3:28 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Reviewing commercial catch limits for New Zealand’s unique longfin eel is crucial to the species’ survival, says Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright. More >>

 

 

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