NZ has one of the developed world’s lowest waste minimisation levies – $10 per tonne to landfill. MBIE plan to raise that to $50 but an independent study recommends a levy of $140 per tonne!
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Last week the Auckland Heritage Festival opened at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. Guest speaker Frances Walsh gave an excellent pre-view of the Museum's Nuclear-free Pacific: a maritime story exhibition featuring Vega, the boat that first sailed to Mururoa in protest of French nuclear testing in 1972. The festival programme is packed with free exhibitions and activities worth checking out during the school holidays. www.heritagefestival.co.nz/In the pic City Vision's Pippa Coom with Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Chair, Maria Meredith and Antony Phillips from Heritage NZ at the opening. ... See MoreSee Less