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12 August, 2018, 13:16
This year 65,000 Kiwis signed a petition calling for an outright ban, and Ms Ardern said they were listening to those demands.
"We were seeing atrocious results that New Zealanders were becoming increasingly concerned with, from entire hillsides covered in single-use plastic bags dating as far back as the 1970s to researchers finding that around a third of dead turtles in New Zealand had likely ingested supermarket bags".
"Single-use plastic shopping bag" refers to those with handles commonly found at supermarket and other retail checkouts, and potentially thicker bags provided by some retailers.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said on Friday that her country will ban single-use plastic bags, in an effort to tackle the plastic pollution that is plaguing the country's coast.
This includes options for the date the phase-out is to be complete by, what bags should be included, any retailers that should be exempted, and how best to help people with the transition.
South Western Railway strike suspended
The decision has been made after many correspondences over the past 24 hours between RMT and South Western Railway . A further day of talks has also been proposed for Friday August 17.
Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage says degradable bags will also be included in the mandatory phase-out.
Despite the overwhelming support for the ban, it was also met with opposition.
"A nationwide phase out will go a long way towards stemming the flow of plastic ending up in our waterways, reduce pressure on recycling systems and provide a stronger basis for New Zealanders to change our attitudes and behaviours towards plastic use and plastic waste".
The group said it would begin to offer a range of pay-for plastic-free reusable bags.
When she made the announcement about the ban, she had three children read aloud their letters requesting the government to take action against the plastic pollution before leading them off to help clean up the beach.
Pogba gives cryptic response on United future
He scored his first senior team goal with a lovely move around his defender and a fine finish to the far post. This was backed up by the fact Pogba was made captain for the match last night.
Are biodegradable and compostable bags included in this consultation?
Steve Anderson, managing director of Foodstuffs NZ, said the Government's plans for a ban would put everyone in retail on the same page.
"Around 10 per cent of the number of bags which we collect are single use shopping carrier bags". Some retailers have begun implement their bans.
The Warehouse also announced it will ban all plastic bags within a year and is making moves to review its packaging too.
Two of New Zealand's largest supermarkets, Countdown and New World, said a year ago that they plan to remove plastic bags from their stores by the end of 2018.
Those standings will finalize the eight automatic selections following the conclusion of the PGA on Sunday night. Still, Furyk said, "it was nice to get a chance to see both guys play". "He showed a lot of poise".
But Woakes, who had scored nine previous first-class hundreds, and Jonny Bairstow (93) turned the tide during a stand of 189. Bairstow reached his half-century first, cover driving wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav for four, before Woakes outpaced him.
Turkey has since accused Mr Trump of enforcing "economic terror" on the troubled nation. "Confidence needs to be regained". Treasury Department sanctioned Turkey's ministers of Justice and Interior because of Brunson's detainment.
Sarri has quite a task on his hands getting this Chelsea squad up to speed and there were concerns heading into the match. Sarri has signed Napoli midfielder Jorginho in a £57m deal and England veteran Rob Green in the summer transfer window.
Maria Sharapova also beat the odds in emphatic style with a 6-0 6-2 win over number 12 seed Daria Kasatkina. But Konta could not continue her momentum as she squared up against number five seed Svitolina in Montreal.
Termed "bond-i", or Blockchain Offered New Debt Instrument , the name also refers to the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney. World Bank has mandated only the Common Wealth Bank of Australia [CBA] to issue bond based on Ethereum blockchain .
An increased cardiovascular risk was only observed in communities where the average intake was greater than 5 g/day. The study was focused on 94,000 individuals between the ages of 35 and 70 who were from 18 different countries.
After the plane approached Ketron Island, Waldron saw a thick column of smoke followed by a loud explosion, he said. The jets' capability was appropriate to the potential task, one of the sources said, without offering details.
Despite being down to ten men, the Blues came out of the half-time the better of the two sides and regained their lead. Jagielka took a big risk in his attempt to stop Jota bursting through on goal and ultimately it cost his team dearly.
Kanye West has blessed the world with yet another brand new track, and sadly this one isn't entirely about "scoopity poop". Although his views may be polarizing, it's obvious after watching the interview that West is telling the truth.
NASA’s Parker spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet
The $1.5 billion craft will travel towards the centre of our solar system on a mission to discover more about risky solar storms. The spacecraft, which will plunge into the sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, is protected by an ultra-powerful heat shield.
Barty, Schuurs power into Montreal doubles final
Making the finals here is incredible. "I just went all the way also on her forehand, short, cross, long, everything". The Ukrainian even got a service break to close the gap to 5-3, but Stephens broke right back to take the set.
Sterling slide no longer a boost for Britain's FTSE 100
Barclays said Friday's GDP data showed that the British economy's second-quarter rebound only offset the first-quarter weakness. Sterling also hit a nine-month low against the euro, and was down against the yen and Swiss franc, BBC reported on Thursday.
Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches Toronto final
Under a blazing afternoon sun, Tsitsipas and Anderson relied on their service games in the opening set on the showcase hardcourt. Play wraps up Sunday at the $5.94-million United States tournament on the York University campus.
Local pilot reacts to stolen Horizon airplane
Royal King told the Seattle Times he was photographing a wedding when he saw a plane and two F-15 fighter jets trailing it. Eyewitness John Waldron told CNN he watched the plane do "a complete loop", before it went "pretty much straight up".
US Marine missing in Sulu Sea
Additional Navy P-8 aircraft and Philippine Coast Guard vessels have expanded the search to about 3,000 square nautical miles. The Philippine government facilitated diplomatic clearance for USA assets involved in the search and rescue operation.
Changes coming to college basketball
Now college basketball players can work with an NCAA-certified agent while testing the waters of declaring for the NBA draft. They are willing parties in this, Gavitt said. "We're not in a position to try to say who gets an agent and who does not'".
Trump thanks Kanye for telling the 'truth' on 'Jimmy Kimmel'
But some conservatives said they were disappointed with Kanye for " caving " when he had a chance to respond to Kimmel's question. Kardashian West visited the White House earlier this year to urge Trump to commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson.
Mexico says working hard with US on new NAFTA auto rules
Mexico's economic minister Guajardo is on the wires saying that the NAFTA talks are going very well, but there is no deal yet. But details of what is happening behind closed doors came largely from second-hand accounts of the talks Thursday.
Halep, Stephens into Montreal final
The 15th-seeded Barty won 80% of her first serve points and broke Bertens four times as she cruised to victory. Open title defense, beat fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3. "I was very sore when I woke up", said Halep.
Maryland puts DJ Durkin on leave amid investigation
June 21, 2018: ESPN.com confirms the McNair family retained the law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy to represent the family. August 3, 2018: Practice officially starts and, according to sources, the culture of bullying, led by Court, continues.