National environment monitoring too passive, needs funding - PCE

Gavin Evans
Thu, 07 Nov 2019

Some form of shared funding will likely be required to fill gaps in the country’s environmental monitoring and provide a coherent national overview, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says.The current system, created by legislation in 2015 by then Environment Minister Amy Adams, is too passive and relies too much on the data that was being gathered at the time, commissioner Simon Upton says.He says a core set of national environmental indicators need to be agreed and then ways found to gather that data in a consistent way nation...
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Geoff Thorn, CEO, NZ Telecommunications Forum says modern connectivity was a major benefit during lockdown, so it’s important to ensure long term sustainability of the networks