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Next stage for Christchurch temporary village

Published By   /  April 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Next stage for Christchurch temporary village

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Next stage for Christchurch temporary village The Government is selling the Linwood temporary accommodation village to the Christchurch City Council, which will continue using them for people affected by the earthquakes, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “The Council will use the […]

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March building figures show ongoing growth

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on March building figures show ongoing growth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: March building figures show ongoing growth New Zealand’s strong building growth continues both nationally and in Auckland, with March 2017 figures showing strong increases for the month, quarter and year on the same periods in 2016, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “In […]

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Fresh water environment report welcomed

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Fresh water environment report welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Fresh water environment report welcomed The Our Fresh Water 2017 report released today confirms the direction of the Government’s reforms for improving the management of fresh water, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This is the first comprehensive and independent report on the state of […]

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Point England: An almighty mess in the making

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Campaign, Dotterel, Environment & Resource Management, Eugenie Sage, Green Party, Housing, Marama Davidson, Ngati Paoa, Nick Smith, Opposition News, papakainga, Point England, Politics, rma, tamaki, Tamaki redevelopment, Te Whanake, The Issues, tuturiwhatu  /  Comments Off on Point England: An almighty mess in the making

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Point England: An almighty mess in the making A special joint blog from Marama Davidson, Green Party social housing spokesperson and Eugenie Sage, Green Party environment spokesperson. A Treaty settlement, environmental planning, affordable housing, threatened native species and recreation spaces are all in play in […]

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Second phase RMA Bill passed

Published By   /  April 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Second phase RMA Bill passed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Second phase RMA Bill passed The successful passage today of the 250 page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill through its third reading is a major milestone for the Government’s reform programme, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The reforms in this Bill will help increase the […]

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RMA reform Bill committee stage being debated

Published By   /  April 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on RMA reform Bill committee stage being debated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: RMA reform Bill committee stage being debated Parliament will today debate the committee stage of a Bill that is the second phase of the Government’s substantial reforms to the Resource Management Act (RMA), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This Resource Legislation Amendment Bill is […]

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Calling all NZ environmental heroes – Green Ribbon awards open

Published By   /  April 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Calling all NZ environmental heroes – Green Ribbon awards open

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Calling all NZ environmental heroes – Green Ribbon awards open Nominations for the 27th annual Green Ribbon Awards are now open, giving New Zealanders the chance to honour our environmental leaders, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say. “These prestigious awards […]

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Statistics House investigation findings released

Published By   /  March 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Statistics House investigation findings released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Statistics House investigation findings released Design standards and building laws will be reviewed in response to an investigation into structural damage to Wellington’s Statistics House in the Kaikōura earthquake, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Dr Smith today released an independent panel’s findings […]

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Housing better use of land than cattle grazing

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Housing better use of land than cattle grazing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Housing better use of land than cattle grazing The housing development at Point England is the sort of pragmatic response needed to overcome Auckland’s housing problems, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The Point England housing development will provide 300 more families with […]

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OECD environment report welcomed

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on OECD environment report welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: OECD environment report welcomed The Government has welcomed today’s release of the OECD 2017 Environment Performance Review, saying it highlights New Zealand’s green credentials and the strong progress we have made over the past decade, as well as the challenges we need to address, Environment […]

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Minister welcomes first landlord conviction under new law

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes first landlord conviction under new law

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes first landlord conviction under new law Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team’s first successful prosecution of a landlord for renting a substandard property, under the Government’s tenancy […]

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Rallying for clean water

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, river, rivers, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Rallying for clean water

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Rallying for clean water This week people all over the country took to the streets to support clean water. There were rallies held from Whangarei to Invercargill. Everywhere people were calling for clean water rather than letting companies export our fresh water without paying for it. The […]

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Bottled water debate misses mark

Published By   /  March 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Bottled water debate misses mark

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bottled water debate misses mark The amount of water exported in bottles is so small that it is irrelevant to the important discussion on better managing New Zealand’s freshwater resources, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “We use a million times more water for irrigation, […]

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RMA reform Bill passes second reading

Published By   /  March 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on RMA reform Bill passes second reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: RMA reform Bill passes second reading Legislation to improve environmental management, help increase housing supply and affordability, and support jobs and growth has passed its second reading in Parliament 61-59, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill is the largest package […]

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Govt invests in West Coast hazard management

Published By   /  March 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Govt invests in West Coast hazard management

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt invests in West Coast hazard management Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced that a tender has been awarded to Tonkin and Taylor to assess options for managing flood and earthquake hazards in Franz Josef. “The Franz Josef […]

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New Great Walk through Paparoa approved

Published By   /  March 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Great Walk through Paparoa approved

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Great Walk through Paparoa approved A new Great Walk through the Paparoa National Park to be built as a memorial to the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike Mine tragedy can now proceed with the approval of a new Park Management Plan, […]

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Labour being tricky on housing numbers

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Labour being tricky on housing numbers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Labour being tricky on housing numbers The Labour Party’s claim that “the number of dwellings consented in January was down 5 per cent on where it was in January last year” is just plain wrong, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “January dwelling […]

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Select committee reports back on RMA Bill

Published By   /  March 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Select committee reports back on RMA Bill

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Select committee reports back on RMA Bill Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the Local Government and Environment Committee’s report on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. “This legislation improves New Zealand’s environmental management, helps increase the supply and affordability of housing and supports jobs […]

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Parapets, facades to be secured on 38 streets

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Parapets, facades to be secured on 38 streets

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Parapets, facades to be secured on 38 streets The 38 streets where building owners need to secure unreinforced masonry (URM) facades and parapets from Hurunui to Wellington within a year have been identified, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The Kaikōura Earthquake has […]

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1080 regulation standardised

Published By   /  February 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on 1080 regulation standardised

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 1080 regulation standardised New regulations have been approved under the Resource Management Act that provide a national approach to the use of poisons like 1080 and brodifacoum, Environment Dr Nick Smith announced today. “Pests like stoats, rats and possums kill 25 million native birds a […]

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