Speech at Downstream: The Energy Sector's Annual Strategic Forum

14 March - Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland

Kia ora koutou, ata marie

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Well, good morning! And thank you for the rare opportunity to perform a double-act with Dr Megan Woods, my colleague, the Minister of Energy and Resources.

Those of you who I have met over the years may have heard me say before that my first professional job was at a wee outfit called the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, back when there was such a thing.

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14 March - Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland

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Funding available for projects that reduce waste from the outset

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The May round of the Waste Minimisation Fund will target projects that build in reducing waste from the outset, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said today.

 “We need to stop thinking that recycling is the answer to our waste problems when actually producing less waste in the first place is better for the environment and our country,” Ms Sage said.

 “I hope to see projects come through that encourage a circular economy where we make, use and return products and materials instead of the current model where we take resources, use them then dispose of them.”

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New Zealand signs up to international CleanSeas campaign

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New Zealand has joined the United Nations-led CleanSeas campaign to rid our oceans of plastic, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.

Ms Sage signed a pledge showing New Zealand’s commitment to the global CleanSeas campaign at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Auckland. More than 40 other countries have already signed up.

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CPTPP must be last trade deal of its kind

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In the wake of the signing of the CPTPP, the Green Party is calling on all parties in Parliament to rule out signing any future trade deals with ISDS clauses.

“No future governments should sign trade agreements with ISDS clauses in them,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. 

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Rare bat on road to recovery

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One of New Zealand’s rare bats is on its way to recovery after successful large-scale predator control in Fiordland, according to a new science report released by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today.

The New Zealand Threat Classification System report on the conservation status of New Zealand bats updates the last review in 2012.

The most significant change is the move of southern short-tailed bat from ‘threatened’ to ‘recovering’, largely due to DOC’s sustained control of rats, possums and stoats in its last mainland habitat, Ms Sage said.

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Marine protection off South Island coast

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Hon Stuart Nash

Minister of Fisheries

Hon Eugenie Sage

Minister of Conservation

Two options to protect areas of ocean off the east coast of the South Island will be considered by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.

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Zero Carbon Act for NZ, Environment watchdog's report a valuable contribution

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Julie Anne Genter MP

Hon JULIE ANNE GENTER
Acting Minister for Climate Change

7 March 2018

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“The new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s first report dealing with New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Act provides a valuable contribution to the national conversation on this issue,” says the Acting Minister for Climate Change, Julie Anne Genter.

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“The new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s first report dealing with New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Act provides a valuable contribution to the national conversation on this issue,” says the Acting Minister for Climate Change, Julie Anne Genter.

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Marine protection off South Coast

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Two options to protect areas of ocean off the east coast of the South Island will be considered by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.

The Ministers today released the final report of the South East Marine Protection Forum. The Forum is an independent body established by the previous government in 2014. It includes representatives of Kāi Tahu as manawhenua, commercial and recreational fishers, tourism, science, the environmental sector, and the broader community.

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New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter

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Hon JAMES SHAW
Minister of Statistics

2 March 2018

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New Zealand adopts International Open Data Charter

New Zealand will confirm its commitment to the practice of openness in government when the Minister co-signs a letter with the Government Chief Data Steward, Liz MacPherson, officially adopting the Charter.

The signing will take place after Minister Shaw and Liz MacPherson have spoken at the Open Data, Open Potential event in Wellington this afternoon.

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Statistics Minister James Shaw says ensuring government-held data is used to help achieve better outcomes for New Zealanders is a key reason why the Government is officially adopting the international Open Data Charter.

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Speech to Green Party Summer Policy Conference 2018

Tīhei mauriora!

He mihi nui ki te whenua o te takiwā nei, Ngāti Kahungungu, me te haukaingā o tēnei marae o Pukemokimoki, tēnā koutou katoa mō tō manaakitanga.

Greetings to the mana whenua of this area, Ngāti Kahungungu, and the caretakers of this marae Pukemokimoki, thank you so much for your hospitality

Ki a koutou e te whānau o Te Rōpū Kākāriki, harikoa ana ahau ki te kite i a koutou i tēnei rā.

To all of you of the Green family, I am so happy to see you all today

E ai ki te whakataukī o Ngāti Kahungungu:

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At Pukemokimoki Marae - 3 March 2018

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