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19 August, 2014

Govt funding for Hawke’s Bay freshwater project

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced funding of $80,000 for a Hawke’s Bay Regional Council project to develop clear criteria for assessing and identifying outstanding water bodies.

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19 August, 2014

Napier project to turn waste into compost

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced funding of $468,000 for a facility in Napier which turns construction, demolition and industrial waste into compost.

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13 August, 2014

Initiative to prioritise contaminated sites for remediation

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced a new initiative which identifies and ranks priority sites for clean-up under the Government’s contaminated sites remediation programme.

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12 August, 2014

Turning plastic waste into reusable packaging

Environment Minister Amy Adams has announced funding of $4 million to Wellington manufacturer Flight Plastics to build a recycling facility that will turn plastic waste into food-safe packaging.

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12 August, 2014

Govt funding to expand Porirua recycling operation

Environment Minister Amy Adams has announced funding of $150,000 to support the expansion of a community-based recycling operation in Porirua.

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8 August, 2014

Govt funding for Tasman water sediment project

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced funding of $120,000 for a project run by Tasman District Council to control erosion and sediment going into waterways.

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5 August, 2014

UFB rolled out to half a million households, schools, businesses

More than half a million households, businesses, schools and health centres are now able to connect to the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband network, which continues to rollout ahead of schedule.

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30 July, 2014

Govt releases review of waste disposal levy

Environment Minister Amy Adams has released a review into the effectiveness of the waste disposal levy, which makes recommendations to improve fairness in the way the levy is applied and to increase the amount of information available about waste and recycling in New Zealand.

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24 July, 2014

Agcarm Annual Conference

As a farmer and a Minister, I know that the productivity of our land is critical to the wealth of our country and the ability to meet the aspirations of New Zealanders.

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18 July, 2014

Minister welcomes further progress on UFB contract

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the agreement by Crown Fibre Holdings and Chorus on the latest amendment to the companies’ Ultra-Fast Broadband contract.

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13 July, 2014

Greens continue to twist facts in pursuit of their anti-jobs agenda

Environment Minister Amy Adams says the Greens announcement today is just the latest step in their anti-jobs, anti-growth, stop everything manifesto.

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10 July, 2014

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced the Government has agreed to a request by the Christchurch City Council for an accelerated district plan review process.

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10 July, 2014

Keynote address at NetHui

The theme of this conference, the next 25 years of the Internet, is certainly topical when you consider how essential the Internet has become to our economic and social lives in a very short time.

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4 July, 2014

Minister corrects incorrect claims about national freshwater standards

Environment Minister Amy Adams has today moved to correct incorrect and misleading comments made about the Government’s ground-breaking national freshwater standards.

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4 July, 2014

New Zealand to host KANZ technology summit

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced that the Korea, Australia and New Zealand (KANZ) Technology Summit will take place in Auckland next week.

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3 July, 2014

Clear, robust national standards for water quality

The Government has today announced clear, robust national standards for freshwater that will make a significant improvement to the way freshwater is managed.

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1 July, 2014

Govt signs $65 million contract on new international cable

Government-owned company Research and Educational Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd (REANNZ) has entered into a $65 million anchor tenancy contract with Hawaiki Cable Ltd for its proposed new international telecommunications cable, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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27 June, 2014

Minister reappoints Waste Advisory Board members

Environment Minister Amy Adams has reappointed two members to the Waste Advisory Board.

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26 June, 2014

Update on Environment Canterbury review

The Government has today provided an update about the review of the future governance arrangements of Environment Canterbury.

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20 June, 2014

Auction of AM and FM licences for radio broadcasting

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced more than 100 licences for AM and FM radio broadcasting will be auctioned later this year.

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19 June, 2014

Radio spectrum auction completed

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams today announced the auction of the 700 MHz band of radio spectrum has now been completed, with specific frequencies assigned to successful bidders Telecom, Vodafone and 2degrees.

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16 June, 2014

Nina Valley Ecoblitz wins Supreme Green Ribbon Award

Environment Minister Amy Adams has tonight announced that the Nina Valley Ecoblitz initiative is the Supreme Winner of the 2014 Green Ribbon Awards.

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16 June, 2014

Launch of Connect Smart Week

By supporting Connect Smart you play a key role in ensuring that New Zealanders the length and breadth of the country are empowered to make themselves and their businesses more secure online.

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8 June, 2014

New Akaroa marine reserve opened

New Zealand’s newest marine reserve in Akaroa Harbour was formally opened today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith, and local MP and Environment Minister Amy Adams to coincide with World Oceans Day.

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5 June, 2014

Green Ribbon Award finalists announced

To mark World Environment Day, Environment Minister Amy Adams has today announced the finalists for the 2014 Green Ribbon Awards, which honour outstanding contributions to protecting New Zealand's environment.

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4 June, 2014

Ministers welcome final PCE report on oil and gas

Ministers today welcomed a report released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on oil and gas drilling.

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30 May, 2014

4G mobile technology a step closer

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says 4G mobile technology is a step closer following the Commerce Commerce’s decision to grant Telecom clearance to acquire 2x20 MHz in the 700 MHz band.

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28 May, 2014

EPA Board appointments announced

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced the appointment of a new Environmental Protection Authority Board member and confirmed the reappointment of the Chair and one other member.

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23 May, 2014

Allocation options for 700 MHz radio spectrum

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced the two sets of options that will be used for assigning the 700 MHz radio spectrum band between the successful bidders in the Government’s recent auction.

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21 May, 2014

Govt seeking feedback on dealing with harmful waste

Environment Minister Amy Adams today released a discussion document on possible options to improve the way some waste products are managed in New Zealand, especially those which can cause harm to the environment.

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