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NZ Shares Slide On Opening

NZ Shares Slide On Opening
Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket slid lower on opening today, after a sharp overnight fall on Wall Street.

Green-Friendly Hydro Scheme Gets Green Light

Green-Friendly Hydro Scheme Gets Green Light
Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - A green friendly hydro-electric power scheme on the West Coast has won resource consent. Hydro Development Ltd (HDL) said it had received a formal decision on its Stockton Plateau hydro scheme allowing the company to harness tributaries of the Ngakawau River.

Packing Up A Political Life

Packing Up A Political Life
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - Green Party founder and former co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has been packing boxes for weeks before announcing her resignation today.

Fitzsimons Ends Love-Hate Relationship With Parliament

Fitzsimons Ends Love-Hate Relationship With Parliament
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - After 13 love-hate years in Parliament, Green Party founding member and former co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons leaves next month.

Goff Re-Elected, Prepares For Speech

Goff Re-Elected, Prepares For Speech
Auckland, Jan 26 NZPA - Labour Party leader Phil Goff is putting the finishing touches on his first major speech of the year to be delivered on Thursday after he and deputy Annette King were re-elected unopposed at the Labour caucus in Auckland today.

Utilities Company Investment A Good Bet In Tough Times

Wellington, Jan 5 NZPA - Share prices for water, electricity and energy stocks have stayed relatively stable and offer a good choice for conservative investors, a funds management company head says.

Panel Named For Marine Energy Fund

Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - A panel of four specialists has been chosen to consider applications to the Marine Energy Deployment Fund, the Government said today. The panel will allocate grants to projects which aim to develop and harness New Zealand's tidal wave technology.

China Can Export Wind, Solar Power Technology - Clark

Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark says China could become a powerful force to help developing nations fight both climate change and poverty with low-cost exports of wind or solar technologies.

NZX Main Index Slips In Mixed Trading

NZX Main Index Slips In Mixed Trading
Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - Allied Farmers shares closed steady at 20c despite the Securities Commission's decision to seek more information on unusual trading of a parcel of those shares in which the price fell 8c to 20c yesterday when only 125,000 shares changed hands in two lots.

Govt Asks Businesses About Allocating Units Under ETS

Govt Asks Businesses About Allocating Units Under ETS
Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - A consultation document on allocating emission units to industry under the emissions trading scheme (ETS) was released by Climate Change Minister Nick Smith today.

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