Reflections on #RethinkPlastic

Reflections on #RethinkPlastic

This month we are kicking off our work on rethinking plastic. This happens to coincide with the release of the Colmar Brunton Better Futures 2018 report that cites 72% of New Zealanders have plastic as a top concern. With millions of plastic bags used *per minute*...
Haere mai, welcome Rachel

Haere mai, welcome Rachel

As the Office swings into action for 2019 we welcome the final member of our team – Dr Rachel Chiaroni-Clarke. Rachel was the successful applicant in our search for a Research Analyst and Writer. We had a huge amount of interest in this position and so Rachel...
Meet the team – small but perfectly formed

Meet the team – small but perfectly formed

As I’ve travelled around the country, lots of people have asked how many people work in my team and what they do, and been surprised that we are only a small group – much smaller than the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, for example....
One hundred days of listening: What have I heard?

One hundred days of listening: What have I heard?

Kia ora koutou Today marks the end of my first one hundred days in the role – a good time to post my first reflection. I committed to spending this time listening to as many people and visiting as many institutions as possible to hear their views on my role as Chief...