Submissions


Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

OraTaiao submission to the Environment Select Committee on the “Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015”.  14 March 2016.

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Submission to the TPPA Select Committee

OraTaiao submission to Parliamentary Select Committee: International treaty examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), 11 March 2016

'Our main concern is: Climate change is a major issue of human health and survival. It requires urgent action globally and in New Zealand (NZ) to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions – particularly the emissions from fossil fuels. The TPPA will hinder the ability of NZ (and the other signatory nations) to pass policy and regulation to achieve this.'

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Emissions Trading Scheme 2015/16 Review - Priority Issues

OraTaiao submission NZ Emissions Trading Scheme 2015/16 Review - Priority Issues. 24 February 2016.

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Wellington Airport Runway Extension Proposal feedback

OraTaiao submission on Wellington Airport Runway Extension Proposal. 12 February 2016.

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Five ideas for Wellington City Council’s 2016/17 draft Annual Plan

OraTaiao’s five ideas for Wellington City Council’s 2016/17 draft Annual Plan. Submission 5 February 2016.

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Submission on Update of the NZ Health Strategy

OraTaiao submission on the Update of the NZ Health Strategy. December 2015.

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Setting NZ's post-2020 climate change target

OraTaiao's submission on Government’s consultation on setting New Zealand’s post-2020 climate change target.  3 June 2015. 

Appendix here.

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Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Draft Long Term Plan 2015-2025

OraTaiao's submission on Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Draft Long Term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025. 20 April 2015.

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Submission on WCC’s Draft Long Term Plan 2015-2025

OraTaiao submission states 'the Council’s priority must be creating the infrastructure to support the just transition to a low emissions economy, with particular attention to the most vulnerable households in Wellington. We consider better understanding the implications of climate changes – not just sea level rises and extreme weather events – for our Wellington economy and communities as critical.'

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Submission on the Greater Wellington Climate Change Strategy

OraTaiao 'welcomes Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Climate Change Strategy. We are concerned that the strategy under-emphasises mitigation – reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. There are many sound reasons why rapidly reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions is the best course for the region’s economic and social wellbeing – including future-proofing our region and securing real health gains in the short and longer term'.

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