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Eugenie Sage MP on Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:34

A taskforce is being set up to deal with the impact of the Chinese Government’s ban on the import of many recycling materials, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.

Introduced last year, the Chinese regulations banned the import of some types of waste materials including mixed recyclables. New Zealand is one of many countries impacted, and faces similar issues to Australia.

Eugenie Sage MP on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:05

An ambitious plan to eradicate pests from Taranaki will get an $11.7 million funding injection from Predator Free 2050 Ltd, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage announced today.

Taranaki Taku Tūranga – a region-wide collaboration between Taranaki Regional Council and rural landowners, aims to eradicate introduced predators from native habitats.

The project starts near New Plymouth and will be progressively rolled out across 4,500 hectares of farmland surrounding the Taranaki/Egmont National Park.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 15:58

The Green Party’s stance that tenants have been unnecessarily evicted from their homes has been justified by a report today from the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

Released by Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford, the report says there is no evidence that third-hand exposure causes adverse health effects.

“Hundreds of people have unnecessarily been turfed out of state homes and other houses because of scaremongering by people with vested interests,” said Ms Davidson.

Eugenie Sage MP on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 12:36

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today announced funding to increase E-waste recycling and avoid it ending up in landfills.

“Auckland company Mint Innovation use chemistry and microbiology processes to recover valuable metals from electronic waste such as mobile phones and computers.  Mint are conducting a technical feasibility study for deployment of the technology in New Zealand using a $80,000 grant from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF),” Eugenie Sage said.

Eugenie Sage MP on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 09:18

 

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today announced funding to increase E-waste recycling and avoid it ending up in landfills.

“Auckland company Mint Innovation use chemistry and microbiology processes to recover valuable metals from electronic waste such as mobile phones and computers.  Mint are conducting a technical feasibility study for deployment of the technology in New Zealand using a $80,000 grant from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF),” Eugenie Sage said.

Eugenie Sage MP on Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 13:39

Public input will be sought on proposals to enact the Government’s policy of no new mines on conservation land, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage announced today.

Last November, in her Speech from the Throne, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there would be no new mines on conservation land.

The Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage and Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods, will consult the mining sector, iwi, local government, environmental and community groups, and the wider public, through a discussion document to be released in September.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:11

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson is today attending the 40th anniversary ceremony of the Takaparawhau/Bastion Point occupation to honour the legacy of Ngāti Whātua and their resistance to confiscation.

“The story of the Bastion Point occupation has always made me feel proud, angry, sad and mostly deeply appreciative of the leadership of Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrākei. Their story of triumph through injustice is still unfolding and evolving,” said Ms Davidson.

Eugenie Sage MP on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 09:21

Plastic recycling company Astron is getting $500,000 under the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund to expand its plastic recycling facility in New Zealand, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.

“The Government is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill or being shipped offshore,” Eugenie Sage said.

“Improving our onshore ability to recycle plastics into new, useful products is really important, particularly given the pressures on the recycling export sector with reduced markets and lower prices for exporting recycling materials.”

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 09:17

He mihi tēnei ki ngā mate kua whetūrangitia ki te korowai o Ranginui. E te rangatira, e matua Kingi, hoki atu ki te poho o te whenua, ki ngā ringaringa o ngā mātua tūpuna. Takoto mai, takoto mai, takoto mai rā.

Ka tuku i ngā aroha mutunga kore o Te Rōpū Kākāriki ki te whānau pani me ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua hoki.

It was with great sadness that the Green Party learned of the passing of Ngāpuhi rangatira Kingi Taurua (Ngāti Rāhiri, Ngāti Rehia, Ngāti Whātua) yesterday.

Eugenie Sage MP on Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:00

Recycling just got smarter and brighter with new cleverly designed bins to improve recycling and collection launched by Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today.

In the Wellington CBD Eugenie Sage launched a set of four smart bins, one of 10 sets being rolled out across the city under a pilot initiative, which is part of a $1.7 million grant provided to The Packaging Forum from the Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF).