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Have your say on the Zero Carbon Bill


Consultation is underway

We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change and it’s not just an environmental issue – there are social and economic implications too.

You have a part to play in deciding how New Zealand responds to climate change. The Zero Carbon Bill will set the long term commitment to transition us to a low-emission, climate resilient economy.

For information about our specific proposals for the Zero Carbon Bill read the discussion document Our Climate Your Say. Consultation on the Bill runs until 5pm 19 July.

Consultation is  underway on the Zero Carbon Bill.

The Zero Carbon Bill sets the long term commitment to transition us to a low-emission, climate resilient economy.  It puts in place the core building blocks that will give New Zealanders certainty that, no matter what Government is in power, a long-term approach will endure. The proposals include putting a new emissions reduction target into law and establishing an independent Climate Change Commission to keep us on track to meet our goals. Information on the Bill’s proposals will be released at that time.


Over the next month, we will be travelling around the country talking about the Zero Carbon Bill so that as many New Zealanders as possible can join the conversation. Have a look at the times and places below to find one that suits you.

city/town Date time location
Whangarei Friday 8 June

5.00pm – 7.00pm

Toll Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei
New Plymouth  Monday 11 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Waitangi Room, Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, Hobson & Leach Streets, New Plymouth

Hamilton  Thursday 14 June 5.30pm – 7.30pm Claudelands, Corner of Brookyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton
Gisborne  Monday 18 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Te Ruma Kaunihera (Chambers), Gisborne District Council, 15 Fitzherbert Street, Gisborne
Hawke’s Bay  Tuesday 19 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier
Auckland  Friday 22 June 4.00pm – 6.00pm Rydges Auckland, 59 Federal St (corner of Federal and Kingston Street), Auckland
Christchurch  Monday 25 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Savoy West, Rydges Christchurch, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
Dunedin  Tuesday 26 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
Invercargill  Wednesday 27 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Masonic Centre Venue, 80 Forth Street, Invercargill
Nelson  Tuesday 3 July 5.00pm – 7.00pm Old St John’s, 320 Hardy Street, Nelson 
Wellington  Wednesday 4 July 6.00pm – 8.00pm TBC
Palmerston North  Thursday 5 July 5.00pm – 7.00pm TBC
Tauranga  9 July 5.00pm – 7.00pm Greerton Hall, 1263 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga
Rotorua  10 July 5.00pm – 7.00pm TBC