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Ministry for the Environment - Latest News [Page 3]

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 >>

Young environmentalists get active

Friday, 29 June 2007, 12:45 am | Ministry for the Environment

Young people with a passion for the environment are heading to Wellington next week to learn first hand about environmental management at a forum aimed at inspiring action in their own communities. More >>

Retailer partnership to cut waste welcomed

Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 11:58 am | Ministry for the Environment

Ministry for the Environment general manager Rachel Depree today welcomed an industry first – grocery retailers working together to reduce the number of plastic bags used by shoppers. More >>

Telecommunications environment standards proposed

Friday, 15 June 2007, 12:34 am | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment has released a public discussion document proposing new national environmental standards for low-impact telecommunication facilities in the road reserve. More >>

Students to clean up beaches

Thursday, 22 February 2007, 11:36 am | Ministry for the Environment

School children of all ages from Kaitaia to Invercargill will get sand between their toes during beach clean-ups next month as part of Seaweek 2007. More >>

Draft Energy Strategy Q&A sessions on 12, 13 Dec

Monday, 11 December 2006, 10:44 am | Ministry for the Environment

Release of draft New Zealand Energy Strategy and discussion papers; reminder of public Q&A sessions on 12 and 13 December More >>

Proposed water measuring device regulation

Saturday, 2 December 2006, 12:38 am | Ministry for the Environment

People can now have their say on a new National Environmental Standard that will provide greater information about how much water is taken from our freshwater resources. More >>

Smart environment decisions give competitive edge

Friday, 27 October 2006, 12:29 am | Ministry for the Environment

The graduation yesterday of 26 businesses from the Auckland EnviroSmart pilot programme illustrates what ordinary Kiwi businesses can do to protect the environment. More >>

Spotlight on Tackling Core Environment Issues

Thursday, 26 October 2006, 10:48 am | Ministry for the Environment

The challenges of reducing rubbish, managing flood risks and the need to take climate change seriously are being tackled head on by the Ministry for the Environment at public meetings across the country starting on Monday. More >>

NZ to study air pollution reduction in Singapore

Thursday, 12 October 2006, 2:51 pm | Ministry for the Environment

In November, officials from the Ministries for the Environment and of Transport will visit Singapore and Bangkok to attend workshops on reducing air pollution caused by vehicle emissions. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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