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Infrastructure Commission calls for feedback on strategy

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has published its proposed direction for a 30-year Infrastructure Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand.  The document includes strategies for... Read More

Waste levy scheme to come into force on 13 May

The Government has now gazetted regulations to increase and expand the national waste disposal levy and reduce the increasing amount of rubbish ending up in New Zealand’s landfills, from 1 July... Read More

New report shows impact of demands on land

A new environmental report by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the... Read More

Government backs waste tyre initiative

A manufacturing plant upgrade that uses waste tyres as fuel will have a big impact on one of New Zealand’s waste problems. Environment Minister David Parker this week officially... Read More

Govt invests $20.5m to reduce waste going to landfill

Thousands of households in Tauranga City will get waste collection bins for recycling, garden waste, food scraps and rubbish following a $20.5 million Government investment in reducing waste in... Read More

Govt confirms timeline for changes to waste levy

The Government has confirmed its proposals originally announced in July last year regarding the waste levy increase and expansion. This means that from 1 July 2021, the waste levy will increase... Read More

Media release: Update on clopyralid

We have noticed increasing interest and discussion, both locally and internationally, about clopyralid — a herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds in turf and lawns. Clopyralid can only be... Read More

Report highlights waste sector infrastructure issues

The Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has released a discussion document on major issues facing the resource recovery and waste sector. The report is intended to inform a 30-year... Read More

Changes to Covid alert levels

With Auckland back in Alert Level 3, please note there has been one change to the Alert Level 3 area – Port Waikato has now been brought into Level 3. Schedule 4 of the latest Health Order... Read More

Ministry for Environment takes lead role developing Waste Strategy for New Zealand, reviewing waste legislation

By MfE deputy secretary Sam Buckle The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) is taking a leadership role by developing a new waste strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand. The strategy will set the... Read More