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Submission on the Game Animal Council Bill

Friday, 20 April 2012, 5:21 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

I welcome the evolution of this bill from the initial discussion document. However I have concerns about its potential to interfere with effective pest control. More >>

PCE To Investigate ‘Fracking’

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 1:07 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

8th March, 2012 PCE To Investigate ‘Fracking’ Initial scoping work being done on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been stepped up to an official investigation. Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, says the preliminary ... More >>

New report a straight-forward guide to water quality

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 1:52 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright , has released her new report on the science of water quality today. More >>

Significant flaws in EEZ bill – Environment Commissioner

Thursday, 9 February 2012, 2:26 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The proposed Economic Exclusive Zone legislation has some significant flaws that undermine its environmental purpose the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright told select committee today. More >>

Small but critical flaws in EEZ bill

Friday, 16 December 2011, 12:56 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Small but critical flaws in EEZ bill – Environment Commissioner The emphasis on economic concerns in proposed Economic Exclusive Zone legislation undermines its environmental purpose says Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan ... More >>

Prosperity or Posterity? The Future of Conservation Land

Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 9:27 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Prosperity or Posterity? The Future of Conservation Land Otago University Symposium Public Conservation Lands 2040 8 November 2011 Thank you very much for the invitation to come and speak today. I always like coming back to my home island. I am sorry ... More >>

Growth Group can't tackle real problem - Commissioner

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 9:33 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Green Growth Advisory Group has not been given the scope it needs to do its job properly the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has warned in her submission on the group. More >>

Lignite a big step in the wrong direction

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:53 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has today warned the Local Government and Environment Select Committee of the danger of increasing the use of lignite a hundredfold or more. The warning came in Dr Wright’s presentation ... More >>

Urgent need for more pest control

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:23 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

New Zealand urgently needs to increase pest control on conservation land Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright told the Commerce Committee this afternoon. Dr Wright was speaking to her report, Evaluating the use of 1080: Predators, poisons ... More >>

Urgent need for electricity leadership

Thursday, 11 August 2011, 12:39 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

An ongoing failure to be smarter with how we manage electricity will have significant costs for the environment, consumers and the economy, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright told the Commerce Select Committee this morning. ... More >>

Conservation for prosperity and posterity?

Monday, 13 June 2011, 2:39 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

This is the first time I have been confronted by so many people who climb mountains - it's a little daunting. But those of you who have seen coverage of my 1080 report this week will know that I don't frighten too easily, so I shall press on. More >>

1080 must not be banned – Environment Commissioner

Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 9:30 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has today released a report investigating the use of 1080 – Evaluating the use of 1080: Predators, poisons and silent forests. More >>

Review must strengthen ETS – Environment Commissioner

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:33 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

In her latest submission, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is urging the Emissions Trading Scheme Review Panel to recommend strengthening the ETS. More >>

Lignite a bad choice for NZ – Environment Commissioner

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 11:11 am | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Plans for a large-scale increase in lignite use would dramatically increase New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright. More >>

Mining’s special access status concerning

Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 12:30 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has voiced concerns over mining’s special access rights to Department of Conservation land in her latest report, Making difficult decisions: Mining the conservation estate . More >>

A more strategic approach needed for biofuels

Thursday, 29 July 2010, 5:14 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The latest report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, is calling for a more strategic approach to biofuels. More >>

Commissioner Welcomes Schedule Four Decision

Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 12:57 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, is welcoming the Government’s Schedule Four decisions. More >>

ETS Good but Emitter Subsidies Bad

Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 12:39 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, welcomes the Emissions Trading Scheme but is warning that emitter subsidies will cost taxpayers and dull the scheme’s effectiveness. More >>

Environment commissioner welcomes EPA announcement

Thursday, 3 June 2010, 3:20 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has welcomed the announcement of a stand-alone Environment Protection Authority and the government’s commitment to an Environmental Reporting Act. More >>

State of Environment reporting now in Govt's hands

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 1:03 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, delivered her presentation on State of the Environment reporting to select committee this morning. More >>

   

 

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