The report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright on sea level rise has been welcomed by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith, who says it is a useful contribution to the public debate on planning for and adapting to climate change.
Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the Nature Heritage Fund is investing $235,000 to purchase 124 hectares of forested karst landscape on the western flank of the Abel Tasman National Park.
The passage of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Amendment Bill though Parliament today will ensure that the new Auckland Unitary Plan is able to be concluded during this term of council, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith said today.
Another 444 schools have formed themselves into Communities of Learning, taking to 793 the number that have agreed to work systematically together to raise student achievement, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce has today joined representatives from the University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to witness the signings of their new strategic partnerships with selected Viet Nam institutions.
Outstanding advocacy for protection of New Zealand’s seabirds by the fishing industry has been recognised tonight at the Seabird Smart Awards, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says that an amendment Bill introduced into Parliament under urgency clarifies Work and Income’s benefit stand down periods in line with how the policy was intended to work.
Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith today released an issues paper seeking feedback on whether the law protecting consumers from anti-competitive behaviour by businesses is working well.
The spelling of Wanganui District will be corrected to ‘Whanganui District’ – reflecting the views of the Wanganui District Council (WDC), local iwi and public submitters, Land Information Minister Louise Upston said today.
A tax bill introduced to Parliament today will allow information on student loan borrowers living in Australia to be shared between Inland Revenue and the Australian Taxation Office, ensuring defaulters pay their outstanding loan balances.