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Failure of Tuatara well hurts KEA share price

Failure of Tuatara well hurts KEA share price
Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - Shares in Kea Petroleum fell 17.8 percent on London's AIM stock market overnight after the New Zealand-based oil and gas explorer said it will plug and abandon the offshore Tuatara-1 well off Nelson, because no economic potential has been identified in the area.

Govt working on strong rules for oil drilling - Key

Govt working on strong rules for oil drilling - Key
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - Strong environmental standards will be in place before any oil drilling takes place in the Raukumara Basin, Prime Minister John Key says.

Government has high hopes for protection zone

Government has high hopes for protection zone
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - The Government has announced a new Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and hopes it will strengthen protection the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Environment Minister Nick Smith says.

Dame Margaret to head Ecan

Dame Margaret to head Ecan
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Canterbury's regional council is to be replaced by commissioners with highly respected senior civil servant Dame Margaret Bazley taking the helm.

New Authority Will Speed Up Consent Process, Minister Says

New Authority Will Speed Up Consent Process, Minister Says
Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) opened today and the Government said it marked a new era in managing natural resources.

RMA Bill Faces Some Major Changes As Reform Process Continues

RMA Bill Faces Some Major Changes As Reform Process Continues
Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Reform of the Resource Management Act (RMA) passed another stage today with a parliamentary select committee recommending a large number of changes, some of them major, to the proposed legislation.

Next Phase Of RMA Reform Outlined

Next Phase Of RMA Reform Outlined
Wellington, May 8 NZPA - Further details of the Government's plans to reform the Resource Management Act (RMA) have been released.

RMA Amendment Bill Given First Reading

RMA Amendment Bill Given First Reading
Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - The Government is proposing a raft of changes to the Resource Management Act as a key part of its strategy to boost the economy in the face of the recession.

Support And Concerns Over RMA Reform

Support And Concerns Over RMA Reform
Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - Councils and business groups have broadly welcomed a major overhaul of the Resource Management Act (RMA) but they and environmental groups have some concerns.

Support And Concerns Over RMA Reform

Support And Concerns Over RMA Reform
Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - Councils and business groups have broadly welcomed a major overhaul of the Resource Management Act (RMA) but they and environmental groups have some concerns.

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