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Harvard endowment fund keen on natural resources

Wellington, Sept 13 NZPA - Harvard Management Company (HMC), the manager of Harvard University's endowment and owner of plantation forest assets in New Zealand, is talking up natural resources as an area of investment in its latest report.

Majority of submitters want cap on referendum spending

Majority of submitters want cap on referendum spending
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The public information campaign about the referendum on MMP should be started early next year before people get too distracted by the rugby World Cup, politicians were told today.

Government looking at extra fees at tertiary institutions

Government looking at extra fees at tertiary institutions
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Government has signalled a crackdown on tertiary educators who are ramping up non-academic levies.

Expo offers New Zealand a chance to show off and win

Expo offers New Zealand a chance to show off and win
More than 70 million people are expected to visit the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, many lining up for hours in searing heat. KATE CHAPMAN of NZPA looks at the expo, and what it could mean for New Zealand.

Schools `side step' Maori topics, MP says

Schools `side step' Maori topics, MP says
Wellington, June 2 NZPA - Secondary schools are "side stepping" Maori topics in history classes, the Maori Party says. The party's education spokesman, Te Ururoa Flavell, said tonight he had been shocked to discover how many schools were "going out of their way" to avoid the issues.

Ministry officials to help new commissioners in Canterbury

Ministry officials to help new commissioners in Canterbury
Wellington, May 3 NZPA - Government officials will help Environment Canterbury's (ECan) appointed commissioners because of concerns over their workload.

Councillors bow out as commissioners take over

Councillors bow out as commissioners take over
Wellington, April 23 NZPA - While the dismissal of elected members of Canterbury Regional Council, Ecan, ended in emotion and tears yesterday, the Government's choice of replacement commissioners was applauded by Irrigation NZ.

Seats still warm as commissioners introduced

Seats still warm as commissioners introduced
Christchurch, April 22 NZPA - With the seats of the sacked Ecan councillors still warm after their final meeting in Christchurch today, cabinet ministers Rodney Hide and Nick Smith were introducing the newly appointed "repair" commissioners to take their place.

Environment Canterbury Commissioners appointed

Environment Canterbury Commissioners appointed
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - Government fix-it specialist Dame Margaret Bazley is to take over as chair of commissioners overseeing Environment Canterbury, and fixing Canterbury's water issues.

NZ Meeting To Canvas Protection From Antarctic Cruise Ships

Wellington, Nov 24 NZPA - International cruise ship operators are expected to meet world experts on Antarctica in Wellington next month in a bid to water down proposals for environmental protection from tourism in the Southern Ocean.

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