24 Jan 2018

DOC under orders to improve environmental advocacy

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 24 January 2018

The Department of Conservation has been told by its new Minister that it needs to ramp-up its advocacy of the environment through the Resource Management Act process because of the crisis facing New Zealand's biodiversity. Critics say under the last government, DOC was under-funded, and often reluctant to oppose projects through the RMA, which could damage the environment. Kathryn talks with Director General Lou Sanson about the challenges facing the department.

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