Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says the Government has today received a verbal briefing from Ernst & Young Australia on its high level findings on whether Chorus can deliver on its broadband contracts.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment commissioned Ernst & Young Australia to investigate Chorus’ capability to deliver on its Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) contractual commitments with the Government, in light of the Commerce Commission’s decisions on final wholesale prices for copper-based broadband services.
Environment Minister Amy Adams has today released a report into a review of the Christchurch City Council’s resource management functions.
Ms Adams asked the Ministry for the Environment to carry out the assessment following International Accreditation New Zealand’s decision to revoke the council’s certification to issue building consents.
Environment Minister Amy Adams today welcomed the release of a report into the effects of oil pollution on the Bay of Plenty environment, following the Rena grounding.
“While the key findings of scientific monitoring and sampling show that the environment has not yet returned to its pre-Rena state, it is encouraging to see that the environment is recovering,” Ms Adams says.
Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says public comments from some parliamentary parties that they will not be supporting legislation in regards to copper pricing is not unexpected.
“While we have not sought support for legislation from our support parties, they have indicated to me that legislation was always going to be a challenge, so today’s announcement comes as no surprise,” Ms Adams says.
Environment Minister Amy Adams says David Cunliffe’s so-called secret document has been publicly-available for more than two years.
“David Cunliffe’s shameless scaremongering is ill-informed and smacks of someone desperate for attention.
“The report he refers to has been publicly-available for more than two years. I would have thought as a former ICT Minister and Labour’s current ICT spokesman, he would be able to navigate the internet.
Environment Minister Amy Adams and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have welcomed a water quality report released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
“The report underlines the importance of the Government’s freshwater reform programme, by showing just what could happen with our water quality if we do not have good policy in place to drive more careful and efficient use of our land and water,” Ms Adams says.
Selwyn MP Amy Adams is encouraging all those who hope to attend the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day at Gallipoli in 2015 to enter the ballot which opened last week.
“Anzac Day in 2015 will be a special day for New Zealand. To be present on the Gallipoli peninsula for the 100th anniversary commemorations will be particularly poignant and an experience to remember,” said Ms Adams.