Posts tagged "Minister for the Environment"

Government launches investigation into 100-year-old Central Otago water rights problem

[15 May/Stuff NZ] The Government has launched an investigation into how the Otago Regional Council is dealing with the issue of 100-year old Central Otago water rights. Minister for the Environment David Parker wants to know if the council has an appropriate planning framework and resources to be able to consider all applications for new...

David Parker says he’ll have failed if rivers not healthier when he leaves politics

[08 April/The Country] David Parker, Minister for the Environment reports that if the country’s fresh water is not in a better state by the time he leaves politics from when he started he will feel he has personally failed. Mr Parker commented that New Zealand has been aware of issues around increasing nutrient loads and...