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State of the Environment report – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on October 21st, 2015.

The Government today launched a new environmental report – Environment Aotearoa 2015 – showing the overall state of our environment. The document, jointly released by Statistics New Zealand and the Ministry for the Environment, is the first ‘State of the Environment’ report since 2007. Environment Aotearoa 2015 focuses on five areas or ‘domains’– air, atmosphere and […]

Water quality report – scientists respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 20th, 2012.

A report that aims to provide scientific context for the divisive issue of water quality in New Zealand is being launched by Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) Jan Wright at an event in Wellington today (20 March). In the report, the PCE states: “Water quality is a subject of high public concern and vigorous […]

What’s in our groundwater?

Dacia Herbulock posted in on August 25th, 2010.

Groundwater is a crucial natural resource — around one third of the water used in New Zealand comes from underground — but it can be easily overlooked in the contentious debates surrounding declining water quality and resource management. With the highly-anticipated recommendations from the Land and Water Forum on freshwater management reform due back to […]

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Auckland environmental scorecard published

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 17th, 2010.

A comprehensive snapshot of Auckland’s air, land, water quality and biodiversity — the State of the Environment report — was released today by Auckland Regional Council (ARC). It paints a picture of continued rapid population growth and increasing strain on natural resources and infrastructure. Councillor Paul Walbran, Chair of the Regional Strategy and Planning Committee […]

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