Parliament committee criticises ministry heads over piecemeal freshwater approach

Parliament committee criticises ministry heads over piecemeal freshwater approach
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Greg Hurrell
Parliament’s environment committee has chided senior government officials over their apparent piecemeal approach to improving freshwater quality.New Zealand's freshwater quality, or lack thereof, has been a focus for the government, which in 2020 released a package of standards and regulations for managing and improving freshwater.At an Aug 17 hearing, the committee called in the heads of six government departments, including the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Min...

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