How many Ministers does it take to release press releases to express the government’s delight at a hosting decision in the sporting domain that should benefit New Zealand?
Three, when we last checked.
No – four, because one of the statements was issued jointly in the names of our Jacinda Ardern and Aussie Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Another statement was issued jointly by Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson and Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford.
It took just one Minister, David Parker, to whoop about the Resource Management Amendment Bill passing its third and final reading in Parliament.
The legislation reduces complexity, increase certainty in the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and makes significant improvements to environmental outcomes, the Environment Minister said.
It supports the Government’s Essential Freshwater package with an accelerated process for regional freshwater plan changes that will implement the new National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020.
It also introduces mandatory and enforceable farm environment plans and requires fertiliser sales to be reported on a regional basis.
Don’t expect farmers to share Parker’s delight. Continue reading “NZ taxpayers are kicking in up to $25m for Women’s World Cup – how much the economy can expect to score is unstated”