Hon David Parker
The two remaining open areas in the Coromandel scallop fishery will close, after new information showed scallops are in decline.
The daily limits on recreationally caught hāpuku (also known as groper) and bass will be lowered to a total of two per person in some areas, with a new accumulation limit of three per person on multi-day trips.
New laws that will deliver a faster, cheaper, and better resource management system had their first reading in the House today.
The Government is delivering a new resource management system that will better protect the environment while cutting red tape, lowering costs and shortening the time it takes to approve new homes and key infrastructure projects.
High Court Associate Judge Peter Andrew has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, and Tauranga King’s Counsel Grant Brittain has been appointed an Associate Judge of the High Court.
Three new residential housing projects have been approved for consideration under the fast-track consenting process.
Associate Finance Minister David Parker will represent New Zealand at this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting.
New measures announced today will further manage the impacts of fishing on South Island Hector’s dolphins.
The Government has announced funding to clean up six contaminated sites to reduce the risk to public health and protect the environment.
Attorney-General David Parker today announced the appointment of Colonel Craig Ruane, Commander Robyn Loversidge, and James Wilding KC as Judges of the Court Martial Appeal Court.
Commercial catch limits for East Coast tarakihi will be reduced further to help the stock rebuild faster.