New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa

Petition of Amy Blaikie: New Zealand wool products used in public-funded buildings and KiwiBuild homes

Published date: 3 Aug 2020

Petition request

That the House of Representatives ensure all public-funded buildings and KiwiBuild homes are built or refurbished with New Zealand wool carpet and New Zealand wool insulation.

Petition reason

New Zealand wool is a locally grown, natural, renewable resource that must be used in all public-funded buildings and KiwiBuild homes. It is: environmentally friendly - produced totally from renewable and natural resources; biodegradable; sustainable; fire-resistant; superior in performance; safe; absorbs toxins; acoustically excellent; healthier as it improves indoor air quality; and energy efficient. Wool stores carbon and has economic benefits, as it is locally produced and creates jobs.

Number of Signatures: 15069
Petition number: 2017/569
Date presented: 03 Aug 2020
Referred to: Primary Production Committee
Closing date: 31 Jul 2020