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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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Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, feature, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics  /  Comments Off on Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start Construction is set to start by the end of this month on the new Great Walk in Paparoa National Park in memory of the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike River Mine disaster, Environment Minister Dr […]

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Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed The special tribunal to consider the Waikoropupū Springs application for a Water Conservation Order (WCO) has been announced today by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “The Waikoropupū Springs are the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand and contain the clearest water […]

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Queenstown housing targets increased

By   /  July 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, feature, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics  /  Comments Off on Queenstown housing targets increased

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Queenstown housing targets increased A renewed Housing Accord between the Queenstown Lakes District Council and the Government was signed today to ensure the momentum of new home construction continues to grow to keep up with the tourist town’s growth, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick […]

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Another 10,500 new houses for Auckland

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Another 10,500 new houses for Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Another 10,500 new houses for Auckland The Housing Infrastructure Fund will provide $300 million of infrastructure funding to Auckland Council for another 10,500 new houses across two major new subdivisions in Auckland, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith say. […]

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35,000 more new houses in Tauranga

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, feature, Finance, Infrastructure, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on 35,000 more new houses in Tauranga

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 35,000 more new houses in Tauranga The Housing Infrastructure Fund will provide $230 million in funding to the Tauranga City Council to provide for 35,000 more houses through three major new infrastructure projects in the city, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister […]

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10,700 more houses in the Waikato

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on 10,700 more houses in the Waikato

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 10,700 more houses in the Waikato The Housing Infrastructure Fund will provide 10,700 more houses across two major new subdivisions in the Waikato, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith say. “These investments will unlock two major subdivisions in one […]

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Five Councils to receive funding through HIF

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Five Councils to receive funding through HIF

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Five Councils to receive funding through HIF Five of New Zealand’s fastest growing Councils will have infrastructure projects funded through the Government’s $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith say. “These funding decisions will help […]

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