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Smith pays tribute to Passchendaele soldiers

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Smith pays tribute to Passchendaele soldiers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Smith pays tribute to Passchendaele soldiers Government Minister Dr Nick Smith has paid tribute to the New Zealand servicemen who fought in the Battle of Passchendaele a century ago at commemorations today in Belgium. “The 12th of October 1917 at Passchendaele was the worst loss […]

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ECan chairman David Bedford retires

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on ECan chairman David Bedford retires

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: ECan chairman David Bedford retires Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith has today paid tribute to the service given by David Bedford as a commissioner, appointed councillor and chair of Environment Canterbury during the past seven years. “Mr Bedford, who was appointed an ECan commissioner in […]

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Soft plastics recycling scheme for Nelson

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Soft plastics recycling scheme for Nelson

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Soft plastics recycling scheme for Nelson The roll-out of a soft plastics recycling scheme in Nelson today means New World, Countdown and Pak’nSave supermarkets in the South Island will offer the service, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The Love NZ Soft Plastics Recycling Programme […]

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Bay of Plenty applies to use streamlined planning process to fast-track housing

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Bay of Plenty applies to use streamlined planning process to fast-track housing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bay of Plenty applies to use streamlined planning process to fast-track housing The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has applied to use a Streamlined Planning Process (SPP) introduced under Resource Management Act reforms in order to meet the region’s growing demand for new housing, Minister […]

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Court of Appeal rules in Sanctuary’s favour

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Court of Appeal rules in Sanctuary’s favour

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Court of Appeal rules in Sanctuary’s favour It is time the Brook Valley Community Group accepted the multiple court rulings in favour of the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary and stopped its disruption to this critical Nelson environment project following today’s Court of Appeal decision, Environment Minister […]

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Govt, Council sign Rotorua Housing Accord

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Govt, Council sign Rotorua Housing Accord

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt, Council sign Rotorua Housing Accord Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick have today signed a Housing Accord aimed at substantially boosting Rotorua’s housing supply over the next four years. “Rotorua’s local economy is doing well and the population […]

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Rotorua scheduled in Housing Accords Act

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Rotorua scheduled in Housing Accords Act

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Rotorua scheduled in Housing Accords Act The Rotorua Lakes district has been added to Schedule 1 of the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas (HASHAA) Act 2013, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “There is a real will from the Rotorua Lakes Council […]

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Farmers’ river pledge welcomed

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Farmers’ river pledge welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Farmers’ river pledge welcomed A new pledge by farming leaders to improve the swimmability of New Zealand’s rivers has been welcomed by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “This pledge from farming leaders shows the real commitment farmers have to […]

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Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman Housing supply in the Nelson-Tasman region has received a major boost with the establishment of 20 new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with capacity for 1700 homes, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “The regional economy […]

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KiwiSaver HomeStart continues to grow

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on KiwiSaver HomeStart continues to grow

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: KiwiSaver HomeStart continues to grow KiwiSaver HomeStart is playing an increasing role in helping home buyers purchase their first property, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The second full year of the scheme has seen 15,400 first home buyers assisted with $75 million […]

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Further court win for sanctuary

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Further court win for sanctuary

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Further court win for sanctuary The failure of a further attempt by the Brook Valley Community Group to block the pest control operation in the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary has been welcomed by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “The Brook Valley Community Group had a fair […]

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Political stunt on Pike doesn’t change risks

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Political stunt on Pike doesn’t change risks

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Political stunt on Pike doesn’t change risks The Government’s work on unmanned exploration of the inner section of the Pike River Mine drift is progressing and will only be slowed by setting up a new agency, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “Work on unmanned […]

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Govt sets out path to better freshwater

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Govt sets out path to better freshwater

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt sets out path to better freshwater Thank you for the opportunity to again address the EDS annual conference, particularly in this pivotal election year. EDS continues to play an important independent leadership role in New Zealand’s environmental challenges, whether it be the issues of […]

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100-plus rivers and lakes to be improved

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on 100-plus rivers and lakes to be improved

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 100-plus rivers and lakes to be improved Freshwater improvement projects covering over 100 rivers and lakes across New Zealand are to receive grants of $44 million from the Government, Environment Minister Nick Smith announced today. “The Government has an ambitious plan to improve water quality […]

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New national standard for plantation forestry

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New national standard for plantation forestry

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New national standard for plantation forestry A new nationwide set of environmental rules for managing New Zealand’s 1.7 million hectares of plantation forestry will better protect the environment and deliver significant savings in compliance costs, Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister […]

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Construction peak to be higher, last for longer

By   /  August 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Construction peak to be higher, last for longer

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Construction peak to be higher, last for longer Residential, commercial and infrastructure building activity is forecast to continue to boom for the next three years to a record $42 billion in 2020, according to the independent National Construction Pipeline Report for 2017 released today by […]

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Minister welcomes pest control ruling

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes pest control ruling

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes pest control ruling A decision by the High Court today confirming the legality of national pest control regulations is a significant win for the survival of New Zealand’s native birds, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The science is clear that the only way […]

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Little Bill will do little for healthier homes

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Little Bill will do little for healthier homes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Little Bill will do little for healthier homes Labour’s Bill purporting to make homes healthier would delay the Government’s requirements for landlords to insulate their rental homes by three years, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “There is no debate that insulation makes […]

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Temporary accommodation opens in Waiau

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Temporary accommodation opens in Waiau

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Temporary accommodation opens in Waiau Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Hurunui District Mayor Winton Dalley have officially opened the Waiau temporary accommodation village for Hurunui residents whose homes were damaged in the Kaikōura Earthquake. “The Hurunui District was hard hit by the […]

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Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Contaminated West Coast mines remediated The top two most contaminated sites in New Zealand have been successfully remediated, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said today. “The Prohibition and Alexander mines on the West Coast topped a list of the most […]

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