Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today released a consultation document for the upcoming auction of the 700 MHz band of radio spectrum.
The 700 MHz band is the spectrum freed up by the switchover to digital television. It can be used in the building of fourth generation (4G) mobile networks, capable of speeds up to ten times faster than today’s networks.
Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced the appointment of two new Fiordland Marine Guardians and the reappointment of five existing Guardians.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca McLeod and Jonathan Clow. Their wealth of experience in the environmental science and tourism sectors will be invaluable to the work of the Guardians,” Ms Adams says.
Environment Minister Amy Adams has today announced that an application for the Peka Peka to North Otaki Expressway will be decided by an independent Board of Inquiry.
The application by the New Zealand Transport Agency and KiwiRail relates to the construction, operation and maintenance of the Peka Peka to North Otaki Expressway and the construction, operation and maintenance of a section of the North Island Main Trunk railway line.
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Environment Minister Amy Adams today welcomed a report proposing a way to manage the contentious land intensification, water, landscape, and biodiversity issues in the Mackenzie Basin.
“This report is the result of a collaborative process by more than 30 groups and individuals working together to develop options for the future of the basin,” the Ministers say.
Selwyn MP Amy Adams has congratulated the people of Selwyn for their excellent effort in recycling 1,803 televisions so far through the Government’s TV TakeBack programme. The initiative has been so successful that the Government has provided additional funding to the Selwyn District Council to allow a further 800 TVs to be collected at the Sicon Depot at Darfield and Pines Resource Recovery Park at Rolleston.
Ms Adams announced on Wednesday in her capacity as Environment Minister that nationwide more than 50,000 televisions had been collected for recycling under the programme.
Selwyn MP Amy Adams has welcomed the Government’s involvement in the purchase of 145 hectares of land on Banks Peninsula to create a scenic reserve. Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced yesterday that the Government’s Nature Heritage Fund, in association with the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust and the Josef Langer Trust, had purchased the upper slopes and summit of Saddle Hill, six kilometres east of Little River.
“As the local MP for the area, I am thrilled that local people and visitors alike will be able to enjoy this spectacular place through the creation of a scenic reserve and walkway,” Ms Adams said.