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Money for kauri urgently needed

Money for kauri urgently needed

  Media release: for immediate release 4 August 2020 MONEY FOR KAURI URGENTLY NEEDED The Tree Council, Waitakere Ranges Protection Society and Forest & Bird have written to Ministers O’Connor, Sage, Jones and Parker this week to request urgent funding for Regional Councils to implement essential work to protect kauri. The Ministry for Primary Industries… More

Resource Management Amendment Bill

Resource Management Amendment Bill

The Environment Select Committee have just released their final report on the Resource Management Amendment Bill, which you can read at the link below: https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ/SCR_96439/7ebfcb912ca459f322d27f4223d73b15d392fc9c Despite The Tree Council’s best efforts proposing they include provisions to better protect urban trees these have been ignored and the Bill now going for its second reading does not… More

Resource Management Amendment Bill Submission

Resource Management Amendment Bill Submission

The Government is proposing to change the Resource Management Act and improve many of the significant changes that were made by the last Government over the previous 10 years. They will do this in 2 stages. The first stage is happening now & is a short term fix of some of the things that can be changed quickly and easily. The second stage will take a number of years and will be a complete review of the RMA.

The Tree Council supports the proposed changes in this Bill.
However we are extremely disappointed that the proposals do not include any changes to urban tree protection and we believe this should and could be included now to stem the daily slaughter of our urban forests on private land around the country.

It would be really helpful if you could make a submission to encourage the Government to include some tree protection changes, while supporting the other proposals, within this Bill.

You can read the proposed Bill here.

You can make a submission here.

The Tree Council has already made a submission. You are welcome to use our words in your submission.
You can read our submission here.

The deadline is this Thursday 7 November.

 

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