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$10 Million In Climate Change Research Funding Announced

$10 Million In Climate Change Research Funding Announced
Wellington, Jan 12 NZPA - Over $10 million of new research designed to help the agriculture and forestry sectors adapt and respond to climate change has been given the green light.

Supreme Court Dismisses Greenpeace Appeal

Supreme Court Dismisses Greenpeace Appeal
Wellington, Dec 19 NZPA - The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Greenpeace against a Court of Appeal ruling that local authorities cannot consider the climate change impact of fossil-fuelled power stations when Resource Management Act (RMA) consents are heard.

Biofuel Obligations Dropped As Bill Passes Under Urgency

Biofuel Obligations Dropped As Bill Passes Under Urgency
Wellington, Dec 17 NZPA - A requirement for oil companies to mix petrol and diesel with biofuel has been dropped from law. The Energy (Fuels, Levies and References) Biofuel Obligation Repeal Bill passed during urgency in Parliament this afternoon by a vote of 62 to 59.

Lobbyist Says Biofuel Law Change Will Erode Potential Gains

Lobbyist Says Biofuel Law Change Will Erode Potential Gains
Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - The Government's planned law change on biofuels will slow the nation's progress toward self-sufficiency in transport fuels and increase the Kyoto debt the nation faces for greenhouse gas emissions, an industry lobbyist says.

Labour Vows National Will Be Held To Account

Labour Vows National Will Be Held To Account
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff vowed to hold the new government to account for its pre-election promises when Parliament began the debate in reply to the Speech from the Throne today.

Greens Call On Govt Not To Drag Chain In Climate Change Talks

Greens Call On Govt Not To Drag Chain In Climate Change Talks
Wellington, Dec 1 NZPA/Reuters - The Government is being urged not to drag the chain during United Nations climate change talks beginning in Poland overnight, the Green party said today.

Greens Want Nation's Farm Output To Go Organic

Greens Want Nation's Farm Output To Go Organic
The Green Party today launched an agricultural policy which calls for 15 percent of the nation's farms to be going organic by 2015, and for half of farm production to be organic by 2020.

National Ranges Widely With Rural Policy

National Ranges Widely With Rural Policy
National Party MP David Carter today pitched for the 17 percent of the electorate living in rural areas with an agriculture policy which stretched to cover country doctors, schools and broadband links.

National Party: Economic Management Policy

First, National will improve productivity across the public sector by ensuring a strong focus on the provision of frontline services.

Miners Say Extraction Industries Could Do Better For Economy

By Kent Atkinson of NZPA Wellington, July 25 NZPA - Miners say New Zealand has $140 million worth of metallic minerals left in the ground , but needs a better approach to extracting wealth from both those minerals, and its oil, gas and coal.

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