Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Draft Energy Strategy Q&A sessions on 12, 13 Dec

Release of draft New Zealand Energy Strategy and discussion papers; reminder of public Q&A sessions on 12 and 13 December

On Monday, 11 December, the Minister of Energy and Minister Responsible for Climate Change Issues, Hon David Parker, is releasing Powering Our Future: The Draft New Zealand Energy Strategy to 2050 and discussion papers on Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Zealand Post-2012 and Transitional Measures: Options to move towards low emissions electricity and stationary energy supply and to facilitate a transition to greenhouse gas pricing in the future. We are pleased to inform you that the relevant documents are now posted at: http://www.climatechange.govt.nz/ and http://www.med.govt.nz .

As indicated in our email on Tuesday, 5 December, Hon David Parker and officials from the Ministry for the Environment and Ministry of Economic Development will hold public Question and Answer sessions on these papers. These sessions will be held in:

Auckland on Tuesday 12th December at the Rendezvous Hotel (Cnr Mayoral Drive and Vincent Street) at 7:30am - 11:00am

Christchurch on Tuesday 12th December at the Christchurch Convention Centre (95 Kilmore Street) at 3:00pm - 5.30pm

Dunedin on Wednesday 13th December at the Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum (419 Great King Street) at 7:30am - 11:00am

Wellington on Wednesday 13th December at the Illot Theatre, Wellington Convention Centre (111 Wakefield Street) at 4:00 - 7:00pm

If you wish to attend one of these briefings and have not already notified us, please send an email as soon as possible to: Kylie.Takarangi[at]mfe.govt.nz.

Please note that a limited number of the discussion papers will be available at the above venues in hard copy. If you are planning on downloading and printing out your own copies, however, we encourage you to bring your copies along to the meeting.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What We Could Do For Hong Kong, If Only We Dared

There has been something repulsive about PM Jacinda Ardern’s assurances that our joint 5 Eyes criticism of China’s actions over Hong Kong – and China’s harsh reaction – are all well understood on both sides. According to Ardern, it has been a case of us saying the sort of things we’ve said before, them acknowledging our need to do so, and then them responding much as we would expect them to do. All neat and tidy. Frankly, if all of this is merely virtue signalling on our part, and huffy declarations of independence on their part, then what’s the point of this diplomatic dance..? More>>


Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>


Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>


National: Leader’s Speech At Annual General Meeting

Good morning delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge the party president, regional chairs, board members, National Party staff, our MPs, our candidates, and most importantly, you – the delegates, ... More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>


Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>


APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels