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Parliament votes in Simon Upton as next Environment Commissioner

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Simon Upton, New Zealand’s former National Party environment minister and current head of the OECD’s Environment Directorate, is set to return to New Zealand to replace Jan Wright as Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment when Ms Wright’s five-year term ends in October.

Parliament passed a motion agreeing to Mr Upton’s appointment, supported by all political parties except New Zealand First. 

 

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