The National Party has been working steadily towards its latest election policy for most of its 9 years in government: new urban planning laws. Resource Reform NZ said yesterday the National proposal didn’t go far enough.
Prime Minister John Key announced a new $1 billion housing infrastructure fund today “to accelerate the supply of new housing where it’s needed most”…. That’s to say, the Government is offering councils a programme forcing them to incur extra debt beyond long-term plan provision, on a timetable they can’t control, when, in Auckland’s case, the council is struggling to maintain its debt at a prudent level.
The signing of a memorandum of understanding at Hobsonville Point yesterday was all pretty ra-ra until Anita Mazzolini mentioned that, within 2 years of signing the Tamaki Makaurau claims settlement, the Government tried to breach that agreement.
Published 1 September 2006 Environment Minister David Benson-Pope has launched a 4-part guide for small business & the public about working with the Resource Management Act.The guide consists of a cd-rom, website, 0800 phoneline & brochures. “People sometimes see the RMA as something of a hurdle to overcome when they want to make changes to […]
“A country of 4 million people cannot justify having 72 different sets of rules for power transmission, harvesting forestry, subdivision, telecommunications & even brothels,” Nelson MP Nick Smith said in an address to the National Party’s annual conference. He wants an Environmental Protection Authority to take over that job and incorporate the role of the […]