Monthly Archives: September 2015

Paul Henry Panel: 28 September 2015

A panel with Sarah Hall on the Paul Henry Show. Drones: after a recent near-miss with a commercial jet, should operators be licenced? Should Child, Youth and Family be encouraging sterilisation? Education and contraception? Paul coins a ‘Mr Snippy’ franchise. Quick … Continue reading

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A new Minister for Cities and the Built Environment Announced in Australia: a model for NZ?

Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has just announced a new Federal Ministry for Cities and the Built Environment and appointed Jamie Briggs MP as the first holder of this warrant.  He said: We often overlook the fact that liveable cities, … Continue reading

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General Protection of Urban Trees Removed in New Zealand

As of Friday 4th of September, due to government amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) passed in 2013, the general tree protection rules which are the only legal protection for the vast majority of trees on private ‘urban’ properties will be … Continue reading

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