The Government has yet to decide what will replace tenure review, but Ngai Tahu is asking any changes must acknowledge its role.
“It’s getting close to impugning the integrity of people when you say, well, I won’t have that one but that one over there looks OK.” – Gary Taylor
The Mackenzie District Council will now allow limited non-commercial motorised craft operations on the lake for residents, and restricted discretionary activity, for non-residents as part of Plan Change 19 (PC19) under the Resource Management Act 1991.
Why did a report on the performance of the country’s environmental watchdogs drop on Budget day? Perhaps because of the criticism it contained.
The performance of regional councils have been prominent in Newsroom’senvironmental reporting. Canterbury’s regional council decided to confirm irrigation consents for a major Mackenzie Basin dairy farm, against its own ecological advice.
New Zealand is turning a dangerous shade of green, artist Grahame Sydney says. The man who has painted the arid landscapes of Central Otago into international fame is appalled at the increasing presence of large-scale irrigation plants and noxious wilding pines in some of the country’s best loved environments. New Zealand is becoming the same colour from top to bottom and that colour is green.
Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage told Stuff the Budget had allocated $3.1 million across four years to support the management of about 170 pastoral leases on 1.2 million hectares from Marlborough to Southland.
The country’s river issues, kauri dieback and a drylands heritage park for the Mackenzie have all been identified by Hague as key areas that should be addressed in the Budget.
…..But before anyone can argue that the “science” supports their preferred target, we’ll need to check we’re comparing apples with apples. Or yoghurt with yoghurt. Or burps with belches.
Annual visitor numbers to Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park have hit a million for the first time.