Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Sustainability Forum

Sustainability Forum

Hastings District Council is hosting a forum to discuss practical steps to address sustainable development issues in the district.

The forum is being held on Saturday 29 March 2008 at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House.

Hastings District Mayor Lawrence Yule, who will open the forum, said it was important the day focussed on practical actions.

“This forum is not about debating whether global warming exists, it is about identifying real, concrete things we can put in place to ensure we are acting in a more sustainable way, as a council, as individuals and as a community,” said Mr Yule.

“It is not just about the environment, but about ensuring we take a sustainable
development approach across all our activities: environmental, economic, social and cultural.”

Invitations have been sent out to 110 people, many of whom participated in the initial sustainability meeting held by Mayor Lawrence Yule in November 2007.

A further 70 places are being made available to the public. Those interested should obtain a registration form from Hastings District Council offices or online at www.hastingsdc.govt.nz. Due to the restricted spaces available, a ballot system may be used to select participants.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>




Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog