Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

TUANZ welcomes additional Land Access initiative

TUANZ welcomes additional Land Access initiative

TUANZ welcomes the Commerce Select Committee’s decision to include in the Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment Bill the proposals put forward on using existing rural electricity infrastructure to roll out fibre further.

“In our submission to the select committee, we stated our support for the proposals put forward by other parties on providing the right for fibre to be added to existing power company assets with a form of deemed consent. This would mean the company would not need to renegotiate the terms of access with each landowner but use existing rights.” said Craig Young, CEO of TUANZ.

“While recognising there are concerns by some parties over this type of approach, our concern has always been to ensure that the rural connectivity experience is the same as it is in urban areas. We encourage all interested parties to read the interim report released by the Committee and submit their views in time for consideration.” Mr Young went on to say.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Snail-ier Mail: NZ Post To Ditch FastPost

New Zealand Post customers will see a change to how they can send priority mail from 1 January 2018. The FastPost service will no longer be available from this date. More>>

ALSO:

Property Institute: English Backs Of Debt To Income Plan

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank. More>>

ALSO:

Divesting: NZ Super Fund Shifts Passive Equities To Low-Carbon

The NZ$35 billion NZ Super Fund’s NZ$14 billion global passive equity portfolio, 40% of the overall Fund, is now low-carbon, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Split Decision - Appeal Planned: EPA Allows Taranaki Bight Seabed Mine

The Decision-making Committee, appointed by the Board of the Environmental Protection Authority to decide a marine consent application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd, has granted consent, subject to conditions, for the company to mine iron sands off the South Taranaki Bight. More>>

ALSO:

New Report: Waitākere Kauri - Look After It, Or Lose It

With no cure for kauri dieback disease and treatment options still being trialled, the Auckland region faces a very real threat – take urgent action in the Waitākere Ranges or risk losing kauri from our forests altogether. More>>

ALSO: