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Buller power scheme gets green light

Westport, Oct 1 NZPA - Privately owned Hydro Developments Ltd today received the green light for its "green" power scheme using polluted water from the Stockton open cast mine in Buller.

Labour will rescind ECan Act

Labour will rescind ECan Act
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - The Labour Party will introduce a Member's Bill aimed at reinstating a democratically elected Environment Canterbury council, Labour leader Phil Goff says.

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.

West Coast MP keen on local dam project

West Coast MP keen on local dam project
Wellington, April 7 NZPA - West Coast-Tasman MP Chris Auchinvole has joined at least one local mayor in welcoming a decision granting resource consent for a hydro project on the Mokihinui River.

Mixed reaction to Mokihinui dam decision

Mixed reaction to Mokihinui dam decision
Wellington, April 7 NZPA - Conservation groups are condemning a decision to allow a 80-metre high hydro dam to be built on the Mokihinui River north of Westport but many locals are welcoming the project.

Consent for dam wrong - Greens

Consent for dam wrong - Greens
Wellington, April 6 NZPA - Allowing a 80-metre high hydro dam to be built on the Mokihinui River north of Westport is wrong, the Green Party says. Meridian Energy today received resource consent for the dam.

Carter dismisses conflict of interest claims

Carter dismisses conflict of interest claims
Wellington, April 1 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter has dismissed conflict of interest claims aimed at him in Parliament yesterday over a water consent on his Canterbury farm as "scurrilous".

Greens want conflict of interest inquiry

Greens want conflict of interest inquiry
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Russel Norman has asked Auditor-General Lyn Provost to investigate what he says is a potential conflict of interest involving Agriculture Minister David Carter and a proposal to dam the Hurunui River.

Govt's Canterbury water move will 'pave the way for dams'

Govt's Canterbury water move will 'pave the way for dams'
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Environmental lobbyists tonight raised concerns that the axing of Canterbury's regional council may be an effort by the Government to weaken existing water conservation orders on the region's rivers and smooth the path to dam-building.

ECan decision outrages opposition MPs

ECan decision outrages opposition MPs
By Chris Ormond of NZPA

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