The Government has today welcomed the release of the Independent Hearings Panel’s recommendations on the Unitary Plan, saying the new plan is crucial to Auckland’s future, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
The number of children hospitalised with hazardous substances injuries dropped 40 per cent from 163 per year to 96 per year over the past eight years, a report released today by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith shows.
The work of the Judge David Kirkpatrick-led Independent Hearings Panel in successfully reporting the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan back to the council is a herculean task which has to be acknowledged, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
A major new addition to the Kahurangi National Park in Nelson has been announced today by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.
Five parcels of high value land totalling more than 890 hectares have been formally gazetted as part of the National Park.