Posts tagged "DOC"

Ministry defends kauri dieback programme performance

[5 July/Radio NZ] The Ministry for Primary Industries defended its leadership of the kauri dieback programme. Dr Amanda Black of the Lincoln University Bio-Protection Research Centre said the programme was a trainwreck. She added there was week governance around the programme, and people involved with management of the programme did not know how to procure...

Tourism is all take and no give, research finds

[7 August/ Farmers Weekly] Victoria University research has found tourism contributed less than 3.5 percent of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) budget while DOC spent 34 percent of its budgetary allocations on recreational expenses including tourist facilities and services and managing tourism concessions. Victoria’s School of Government Senior Lecturer Dr Valentina Dinica said DOC is...

Jon Morgan: All is not lost for Ruataniwha Dam

[17 July/ Opinion Piece- Stuff] NZ Farmer Editor Jon Morgan believes it is encouraging that the Government thinks the law around land swaps, such as the swap of DOC Ruahine Forest Park land for farmland to pave the way for the Ruataniwha Dam, should be clarified. Mr Morgan said the dam’s future is in the...