Environment Minister Nick Smith (TV3)

Smith seeks collaboration between farmers and environmentalists on bio-diversity

Fri 14 Aug 2

Nick Smith outlined plans for four new NPSs and the same number of new National Environmental Standards.

Environment Minister Nick Smith (TV3)

Democracy-lite for Environment Canterbury

Wed 8 Jul 1

The new model for Enrivonment Canterbury provides for limited elected represenatation.

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright

GNS points finger at soil and sea spray as cause of air pollution

Wed 29 Apr

The closing date looms next week for public submissions on Ecan’s draconian proposed new air plan.

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright

Expect a knock on the door some night this winter from the air quality police


A new report questions the way air quality is being measured.

Protester Michael Tavares has been perched 25m up the tree since Monday. He won't comment on arrangements for his ablutions. He has pledged to climb down later today

'500 year old' Kauri will stay; Vector gives couple the bash

Thu 12 Mar 40

In an open letter, the couple at the centre of Auckland's latest tree controversy back down — but not without a dig at opponents, and a request for compensation. UPDATE: Vector disappointed.


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