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

 

Regional Council Welcomes Essential Freshwater Package

5 September 2019

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council welcomes the launch of the Essential Freshwater package.

Chief executive James Palmer says the package reinforces that freshwater quality is everyone’s responsibility; including regional councils, primary industries, central government, as well as rural and urban communities.

“We all have more work to do and a part to play.”

He says in Hawke’s Bay, the Regional Council is already making good progress with its programme of work aimed at stopping and reversing the decline in freshwater quality.

“We alreadyhave an advanced plan in place for the Tukituki and are making good progress with that. We also have a plan for the ‘TANK’ catchments close to finalisation which will give clear direction to consent holders and other water users regarding the freshwater resources on the greater Heretaunga Plains,” he says.

Mr Palmer says there will be a bit of work for the Regional Council to do to confirm what else the proposals mean on top of a busy work programme. But he says this package gives more policy tools to deliver on the quality of freshwater that New Zealander’s expect.

“Regional Council staff have been working closely with the Government in developing the proposals and we are comfortable with its overall content. However, the key question for Council staff is striking the right balance between making faster progress and taking our communities with us, as well as managing the costs and impacts of transitions for ratepayers, landowners and communities.”


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell : On Dealing With Impeccable, Impeachable Lies

By now, the end game the Republican Senate majority has in mind in their setting of the rules for the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is pretty clear to everyone: first deny the Democrats the ability to call witnesses and offer evidence, and then derisively dismiss the charges for lack of evidence. For his part, does former security adviser John Bolton really, really want to testify against his former boss? If there was any competing faction within the Republican Party, there might be some point for Bolton in doing so – but there isn’t. More>>

Published on Werewolf

 
 

WINZ Quarterly Report: More People Getting Into Work

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. More>>

ALSO:

Changing lives: Boost In Whānau Ora Funding

Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. More>>

ALSO:


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>

ALSO:

In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels