Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

First hemp insulation installed - a boost for bill


Boost for hemp bill as first hemp insulation installed

Green MP Nandor Tanczos' bill seeking to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp received a boost today as the first insulation fibre made from New Zealand-grown hemp was installed in two Wellington houses.

The 40 per cent hemp, 60 per cent wool insulation slabs have now been installed in two Wellington houses owned by the Green Party.

Nandor's bill seeks to take cannabis out of the Misuse of Drugs Act and sets a limit of 0.3 per cent THC - the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis - for industrial hemp. Recreational cannabis contains 10 - 15 per cent THC.

"With my bill coming up in select committee this week the creation and installation of this insulation shows what can be achieved. Lets get Government out of the way and allow our farmers to catch up with the rest of the world and grow this incredibly versatile crop," said Nandor.

"Hemp has heaps of potential for our farmers and our rural communities. It is good for the soil and can be used to make a wide range of top-end products including edible oil, fibre board, paper, insulation, cosmetics and food products.

"People around the world want to buy hemp products and farmers around the world are growing it. Hemp grows well in New Zealand and we should get Government out of the way and let our farmers compete on the international market and make the most of this exciting crop."




© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Mosque Shooting Response: Ban On Military Style Semi-Automatics And Assault Rifles

Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws announced today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says... Related parts used to convert these guns into MSSAs are also being banned, along with all high-capacity magazines.

“An amnesty will be put in place for weapons to be handed in, and Cabinet has directed officials to develop a buyback scheme...All semi-automatic weapons used during the terrorist attack on Friday 15 March will be banned." More>>

RNZ Report: No Mention Of Right-Wing Threat In 10 Years Of GCSB/SIS Docs
There is not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of public documents from the Security Intelligence Service or the GCSB. More>>

Two Minute Silence Friday: Auckland Mosques Opening Their Doors To All
Mosques in the four corners of Auckland will open their doors on Friday night for people of all faiths to gather in remembrance of the 50 lives lost in the Christchurch shootings. More>>

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK
For the Latest: Scoop Search - Christchurch
 

Gordon Campbell: On The School Climate Strike

Locally, the school strike has won a ton of support for bringing climate change to the fore. Yet the strikers don't want mere expressions of support. They want action. More>>

ALSO:

"Grabbed And Struck In The Face": Greens Co-Leader Attacked While Walking To Work

Green Party co-leader James Shaw was the victim of an unprovoked attack when he was walking to work in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

████████ ████ ███: Latest OIA Statistics Released

The latest statistics cover 110 agencies that collectively completed 18,106 official information requests between July and December 2018, a 16.4% increase on the 15,551 requests for the previous six months. More>>

ALSO:

'Hit And Run' Inquiry: New Legal Action Over Secrecy

The lawyer representing the Afghan villagers in the inquiry into Operation Burnham has launched legal proceedings calling for a judicial review in the investigation. More>>

ALSO:

From Hydro Plan To...: Mokihinui River Land To Join Kahurangi National Park

A total of 64,400 hectares of conservation land in the Mokihinui River catchment on the West Coast north of Westport, including 15 km of riverbed, is being added to Kahurangi National Park. “Adding this area, roughly half the size of Auckland City, to Kahurangi is the largest addition of land to an existing national park in New Zealand’s history,” Eugenie Sage said. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels