EDS welcomes reappointment of Dr Nick Smith to Cabinet
Media Release: EDS welcomes reappointment of Dr Nick
Smith to Cabinet
The Environmental Defence
Society has welcomed the reappointment by Prime Minister
John Key of Dr Nick Smith to cabinet.
“Dr Smith is one
of the most knowledgeable National Party members when it
comes to environmental and sustainability issues. His
reappointment to Cabinet will ensure we have another voice
for these issues when decisions are made,” said EDS
Chairman Gary Taylor.
“We understand why the Prime
Minister has chosen to keep Amy Adams in the Environment
portfolio. She is doing a good job so far.
Dr Smith Conservation and Housing makes sense. Both of these
portfolios require a sound understanding of environmental
“We look forward to working with Dr
Smith in his Conservation portfolio and in particular making
progress with much needed Oceans reform and restoring the
Department of Conservation’s budget to a realistic
“With Housing, Dr Smith is likely to better
understand the drivers for housing affordability than his
predecessor. Closer alignment between the Auckland Council
and Government will be helpful in meeting the challenges of
growth in New Zealand’s largest city.
“We are also
very pleased to see Nikki Kaye appointed to Cabinet. Nikki
Kaye is an active member of the National Party’s
Bluegreens,” Mr Taylor
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