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Hearing closes on Transpower’s proposal

Friday, 31 October 2008, 1:34 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Board of Inquiry hearing into Transpower’s proposal to upgrade the upper North Island electricity transmission grid was completed in Hamilton today. More >>

Fireworks tricks are no treat for anyone

Friday, 31 October 2008, 12:10 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Fireworks go on sale this Sunday for four days until 5 November, Guy Fawkes. The fireworks safety campaign team this year asks people to keep up the good work, to take care and consider community. More >>

New Zealanders well on the way to reducing waste

Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 2:59 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment has welcomed Packaging Accord data which shows New Zealanders are now recycling about 60 per cent of packaging, and that targets in waste reduction are being met ahead of schedule. More >>

Report provides clarity on sawmill contamination

Thursday, 9 October 2008, 1:50 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment has published a technical report which outlines the extent of dioxin contamination at sawmill sites in New Zealand.   The report is the result of an investigation by consultants of 255 sites where pentachlorophenol ... More >>

New Climate Change Guidance Manual Released

Tuesday, 27 May 2008, 10:33 am | Ministry for the Environment

New Climate Change Guidance Manual Released   Release of guidance manual paves way for better planning around climate change A guidance manual released today by the Ministry for the Environment provides the latest projections of the expected impacts ... More >>

Report blueprint for environment friendly printing

Thursday, 22 May 2008, 9:25 am | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment’s milestone state of the environment publication has won a gold award for using best practice environmental printing processes. More >>

25 Easy Steps Towards Sustainability

Friday, 9 May 2008, 3:56 pm | Ministry for the Environment

'The Ministry for the Environment has created a document in order to help New Zealand households get more sustainable and reduce their environmental footprint. Entitled ’25 Easy Steps Towards Sustainability’, the downloadable booklet will inform ... More >>

Guidance for second generation planning goes live

Friday, 2 May 2008, 5:14 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Structuring, organising, and writing regional and district plans is a little easier with new RMA guidance that went live today on the Quality Planning website. More >>

Ministry stands by decision to drop conclusion

Monday, 11 February 2008, 4:11 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment is releasing the draft conclusions chapter of the state of the environment report Environment New Zealand 2007 to provide transparency around its content. More >>

Taking the pulse of the environment

Thursday, 31 January 2008, 12:05 am | Ministry for the Environment

A comprehensive state of the environment report released today provides the basis for future action on the environment, says Environment Secretary Hugh Logan. More >>

NZ expert to chair international climate group

Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 9:55 am | Ministry for the Environment

New Zealand climate change expert Helen Plume has been elected to chair an important scientific group under the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). More >>

Funding helps local sustainability programmes

Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 2:28 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Two community-based initiatives, the Sustainable Living Programme and the Sustainability Trust’s Ecokiwi scheme, have received $100,000 each to help people take their next steps to be more sustainable in their everyday lives. More >>

Ministry for the Environment statement: Hugh Logan

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 11:12 am | Ministry for the Environment

Hugh Logan today announced his resignation as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment. He will leave the job on the 1st of February. More >>

Report highlights recreational water quality

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 12:24 am | Ministry for the Environment

Kiwis heading to favourite coastal holiday spots this summer can be assured that the vast majority of New Zealand’s beach swimming areas have water quality that is suitable for swimming and other water recreation. Nationwide data on bacteria ... More >>

Board of Inquiry announces pre-hearing timetable

Monday, 3 December 2007, 4:09 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Board of Inquiry announces pre-hearing timetable and commencement date for hearing on Upper North Island Grid Upgrade Proposal More >>

Report On Selection Process For Clare Curran

Tuesday, 20 November 2007, 5:35 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Environment Minister Trevor Mallard today released a briefing by the State Services Commission that looks at the advice given to him on the selection process for Clare Curran to a short term communications role in the Ministry for the Environment in ... More >>

State Services report and findings

Wednesday, 14 November 2007, 10:16 am | Ministry for the Environment

Hugh Logan, Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment, said “I have read and accept the report by Mr Hunn in respect of the Ministry for the Environment’s handling of the recruitment and employment matters relating to Madeleine Setchell. More >>

New electricity transmission standards proposed

Friday, 12 October 2007, 4:55 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The consultation process has opened on two proposed national environmental standards for electricity transmission. More >>

Fund Empowers NZers To Care For Environment

Thursday, 11 October 2007, 5:23 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment is now accepting applications to the Sustainable Management Fund for innovative projects that will benefit the environment. More >>

Ministry helping in search for next Peter Jackson

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 11:38 am | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment is supporting an innovative film-making project to give young people their say on sustainability. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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