Tags : Environment

Funding for projects to reduce waste from construction and demolition

The Government has announced funding for projects in Auckland and the lower North Island to help reduce construction and demolition waste. “Construction is the main source of waste sent to landfill, and much of this could be reduced, reused and recovered,” Environment Minister David Parker said. “The Government is funding initiatives that will enable New […]readmore

Next step to protect Milford Sound Piopiotahi

Expert group lays out plan to better protect iconic UNESCO World Heritage site Milford Sound Piopiotahi and its surroundsFunding confirmed for dedicated unit and Establishment Board to assess the recommendations and provide oversight of the process from hereMilford Opportunities Project a test case for transformational change in tourismProposal recognises Ngāi Tahu’s presence in and knowledge […]readmore

Growing conservation efforts in Gisborne

A big injection of Jobs for Nature funding will create much-needed jobs and financial security for families in TeTairāwhiti, and has exciting prospects for conservation in the region, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The projects target local communities most affected by the economic consequences of COVID 19 and are designed to restore and protect a […]readmore

Funding for five projects to reduce food waste

The Government is funding five projects to help address the growing problem of food waste, Environment Minister David Parker announced today. “New Zealand households throw away nearly 300,000 tonnes of food every year, half of which could still be eaten. By supporting these initiatives, we’re taking steps to reduce this problem,” David Parker said. The […]readmore

Government commits $600,000 to flood recovery

The Government is contributing $600,000 to help residents affected by the weekend’s violent weather with recovery efforts. Acting Minister for Emergency Management Kris Faafoi and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor have been in the Buller district this afternoon to assess flood damage and support the local response effort. They have announced an initial contribution of $300,000 […]readmore

Government assisting local responses to extreme weather

Acting Minister of Emergency Management Kris Faafoi says Central Government is monitoring the severe weather across the country, and is ready to provide further support to those affected if necessary. “My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this latest event, particularly communities on the West Coast and upper South Island,” Kris Faafoi […]readmore

Hydrogen agreement signed with Singapore

The signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation on low-carbon hydrogen with Singapore signals the start of greater collaboration between the two countries as they transition towards low carbon economies, says Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods. The cooperation agreement between New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry and […]readmore

Government to provide support for water reforms, jobs and growth

The Government today announced a $2.5 billion package to support local government transition through the reforms to New Zealand’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services. The package will also stimulate local economies while creating jobs and unlocking infrastructure for housing. “New Zealand’s water systems are facing a significant crisis and will continue to do so […]readmore

Eastern Porirua first to reap the benefit of the Government’s

First drawdown of new Housing Acceleration Fund: Eastern Porirua investment of $136 million to unlock capacity for extra 2000 homes Replacement of water infrastructure to service existing and future homes and address long-term degradation of the harbour, Te Awarua o Porirua Up to 250 jobs created Government investment in sewerage, storm water and water storage […]readmore

Government ‘keeps on trucking’ as it speeds up electrification of

Developing the market for low emissions vehicle technology ·         Tackling transport’s climate impact with focus on electric trucks ·         More investment in crucial charging infrastructure A battery swapping station for electric trucks is among exciting new low emission transport projects getting government co-funding, Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods has announced today. “So far, we only […]readmore