Today countries around the world are facing the same energy challenge – we want to continue to grow our economies and help our people to prosper, but we need to reduce our carbon emissions and respond to climate change.
It’s great to see so many people, including the many international guests, here today. I hope those of you from overseas have an opportunity to see some of the sights that our country is renowned for before you return home.
Energy is an integral part of our lives. It is the foundation on which we build economic growth, prosperity and progress in our societies. Across the globe, we are all facing the same basic energy challenge. We want our citizens and countries to continue to develop and prosper.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Labour Minister Simon Bridges today welcomed the completion of the major policy programme to respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.
Police Minister Anne Tolley and Labour Minister Simon Bridges today announced the approval of the Underground Mines Emergency Protocol, developed in response to a recommendation by the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.