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Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is disappointed that a community group in Nelson, the Brook Valley Community Group, is legally challenging national regulations for pest control. “Pests like rats, stoats and possums kill 25 million native birds […]

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Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture Millions of waste tyres each year are to be used to manufacture cement as part of a wider Government plan to address the environmental problems of end of life tyres, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced at […]

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$258,000 for Whangarei Falls project

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $258,000 for Whangarei Falls project

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $258,000 for Whangarei Falls project A Northland Regional Council project to improve water quality at Otuihau/Whangarei Falls has received a $258,000 Community Environment Fund grant, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “This grant will enable the Council to continue to improve the water quality […]

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Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer Nick Smith | Building and Construction New Zealand is less exposed to the risks of fire as a result of combustible claddings on high-rise buildings due to these products being restricted earlier this year, Building and Construction Minister […]

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New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed A proposed National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture to make re-consenting existing marine farms more consistent and efficient has been released today by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “The aquaculture industry […]

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Three Kings housing development agreement welcomed

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Three Kings housing development agreement welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Three Kings housing development agreement welcomed An agreement between appellant parties for a development of up to 1500 homes at Auckland’s Three Kings, proposed by owners Fletcher Residential, has been welcomed by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “This agreement is great news for Auckland. It […]

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Nelson Housing Accord extended

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Nelson Housing Accord extended

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Nelson Housing Accord extended Nick Smith | Building and Construction Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese today signed a three-year extension to the Nelson Housing Accord to help grow the city’s housing supply. “The Accord signed today provides the […]

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Hunter Downs Water Ltd given requiring authority status

Published By   /  June 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Hunter Downs Water Ltd given requiring authority status

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hunter Downs Water Ltd given requiring authority status Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith has granted Hunter Downs Water Limited requiring authority status to develop and operate the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme in South Canterbury. “The irrigation scheme will take water from the Waitaki […]

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Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon

Published By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon A highly successful Hawke’s Bay stream restoration project has taken out the top prize at the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards, announced tonight by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner. “My congratulations to the Whangawehi […]

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Protection order proposed for NZ’s largest, clearest springs

Published By   /  June 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Protection order proposed for NZ’s largest, clearest springs

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Protection order proposed for NZ’s largest, clearest springs An application for a Water Conservation Order (WCO) for the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand has been accepted and referred to a special tribunal, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “The Waikoropupū Springs are the […]

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Geotech guidance to better cope with quakes

Published By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Geotech guidance to better cope with quakes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Geotech guidance to better cope with quakes Geotechnical guidance developed as a result of the Canterbury Earthquake Royal Commission will ensure better building performance and response to earthquakes, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “MBIE has today released new geotechnical modules on methods […]

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2017 Green Ribbon Awards finalists announced

Published By   /  May 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on 2017 Green Ribbon Awards finalists announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 2017 Green Ribbon Awards finalists announced Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards finalists, recognising exceptional environmental and conservation initiatives throughout New Zealand. “These national awards, now in their 27th year, play an important role […]

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Initiatives for environment and infrastructure

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Building and Construction, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Initiatives for environment and infrastructure

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Initiatives for environment and infrastructure The Government is committing additional funding in Budget 2017 to implement some of its key environmental and infrastructure initiatives, Environment and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The new funding in Budget 2017 is focused on putting in […]

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Progress on Pt England housing development

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Progress on Pt England housing development

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Progress on Pt England housing development Legislation enabling a housing development at Point England and progress on Ngāti Paoa’s historical Treaty settlement has passed its second reading by 62-43, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “It is poor use of Crown land just […]

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Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No. 2) introduced to Parliament today will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This Bill makes three practical changes to the Residential […]

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New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman A new Tasman Housing Accord aimed at boosting the district’s housing supply has been signed today by Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Richard Kempthorne. “Tasman is a successful and growing region. Unemployment is […]

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Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe Temporary homes will be moved on to the Whakatāne Holiday Park and next to flood-damaged homes while properties in the Edgecumbe area are repaired, Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith said today. The […]

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Temporary village for quake-hit Waiau

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Temporary village for quake-hit Waiau

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Temporary village for quake-hit Waiau The Government and the Hurunui District Council are establishing a temporary accommodation village in Waiau to help the town’s recovery from the Kaikōura Earthquake, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “Waiau was hit hardest of any community by […]

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Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target Queenstown is well on its way to hitting the target laid out in the Queenstown-Lakes Housing Accord, with six months of the original accord still to run, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Queenstown-Lakes Mayor Jim […]

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Green light for Riccarton Racecourse homes

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Green light for Riccarton Racecourse homes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Green light for Riccarton Racecourse homes Building can start on a $300 million, 600-home development at Riccarton Racecourse after the Government approved the final step for the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Trustees and Ngāi Tahu Property initiative, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Yesterday […]

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