Promise: Mining on Conservation Land

“There will be no new mines on conservation land.”

Speech from the Throne

Promise still under negotiation with the coalition.

Promise: Waste Minimisation

“Other environment initiatives include a commitment to minimising waste to landfill and a fund to take action on old tyres.”

Speech from the Throne

Promise languishing in one of the many working groups to address the issues. NOTHING has happened yet.

Promise: Water Bottling

“Commercial users who profit from bottling water and exporting it overseas will pay a royalty.”

Speech from the Throne

Broken promise:

Hasn’t been raised for many months because despite its populist appeal the Government hasn’t been able to find a credible way to introduce one without trampling all over trade and other agreements with countries New Zealand does business with. On 19 November David Parker finally said in a statement “Responding to concerns about overseas investment in water bottling, the Government will also require consideration of the impact on water quality and sustainability of a water bottling enterprise, when assessing an investment in sensitive land.”

This might be addressing water bottling in a roundabout way, but it’s got nothing to do with what this Government promised to deliver.

brokenpromises.co.nz Source: beehive.govt.nz

Promise: Improving Waterways

“Our lakes and rivers need to be protected and restored, which can only happen if all water users and the government work together. The government will offer young people without jobs the opportunity to work to improve the health of this country’s waterways, with the aim of restoring them to a swimmable state within a generation.”

Speech from the Throne

Broken promise: Failed to deliver.

  • What They Promised vs What They Delivered: Part one.
  • What They Promised vs What They Delivered: Part two.
  • What They Promised vs What They Delivered: Part three.
  • What They Promised vs What They Delivered: Part four.
  • What They Promised vs What They Delivered: Part five.
  • What They Promised vs What They Delivered: Part six.
  • What They Promised vs What They Delivered: Part seven.

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