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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 >>

Limiting units not enough, ETS still far too weak – PCE

Friday, 30 November 2012, 12:08 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Media Release 30th November, 2012 Limiting units not enough, ETS still far too weak – Environment Commissioner Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright made her submission to Government on proposed changes to Emissions Trading ... More >>

Fracking rules and management to come under spotlight - PCE

Tuesday, 27 November 2012, 2:00 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Media Release Embargoed until 14:00, 27th November, 2012 Fracking rules and management to come under spotlight - PCE Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright released her interim report on fracking this afternoon. The report, Evaluating ... More >>

Returned ETS bill a failure – Environment Commissioner

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 10:34 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The failure to fix the Emissions Trading Scheme Amendment Bill before its third reading is a disappointing and costly decision says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright. The returned Bill maintains the indefinite subsidies ... More >>

ETS changes a farce – Environment Commissioner

Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 4:23 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright says planned changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be a costly and environmentally damaging mistake. More >>

Report offers Southland a real alternative to lignite

Wednesday, 29 August 2012, 9:11 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is welcoming economic modelling that shows the potential value of low carbon economic development to Southland. More >>

Get EEZ Bill into law – Environment Commissioner

Monday, 13 August 2012, 3:03 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has welcomed the changes to the Exclusive Economic Zone Bill made by the Government. More >>

EEZ legislation too weak – Environment Commissioner

Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 3:29 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Media Release 1st August, 2012 EEZ legislation too weak – Environment Commissioner Shortcomings in new legislation designed to protect New Zealand’s oceans need to be fixed says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright. The ... More >>

Environment Commissioner welcomes electricity report

Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 2:36 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is welcoming a report by the Energy Networks Association that recommends fixing regulations to encourage smart electricity networks. More >>

Wild rivers need better protection: Environment Commissioner

Thursday, 31 May 2012, 1:48 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is calling for greater protection for New Zealand’s wild and scenic rivers. The call comes with the release of Dr Wright’s latest report: Hydroelectricity or wild river? Climate change versus ... More >>

Environment Commissioner Welcomes WWF Report

Monday, 28 May 2012, 1:20 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is welcoming the World Wildlife Fund report, which is critical of New Zealand’s environmental record. More >>

Environment Commissioner welcomes Meridian Mokihinui exit

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 12:02 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has welcomed Meridian Energy’s decision to abandon its plans to dam the Mokihinui. More >>

   

 

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