Simon Upton to return to NZ as environment commissioner

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 13 Apr 2017

By Pattrick Smellie April 13 (BusinessDesk) - Simon Upton, the former National Party environment minister and head of the OECD's Environment Directorate, will return to New Zealand to replace Jan Wright as Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. Parliament passed a motion agreeing to Upton's appointment with all parties agreeing, bar New Zealand First. The party's deputy leader, Ron Mark, described Upton as a "retread" whose tenure could become a government formation issue after the election. "There is no way we will accept...

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