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No impact from mining decision on GDP - English

No impact from mining decision on GDP - English
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - A Government U-turn on mining will not have an impact on economic growth, Finance Minister Bill English told Parliament today.

Ministers told cabinet to scrap mining plans, papers show

Ministers told cabinet to scrap mining plans, papers show
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee and Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson were in no doubt about the public's opposition to mining protected land, documents released today show.

Aquaculture changes in the pipeline, Heatley says

Aquaculture changes in the pipeline, Heatley says
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The Government is on track to set new regulations for the aquaculture industry that will allow the backlog of applications to be dealt with, Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley says.

TV and Radio information online

TV and Radio information online
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Information about how popular publicly funded shows on television and radio is now on the Culture and Heritage Ministry's website.

Aquaculture changes in the pipeline, Heatley says

Aquaculture changes in the pipeline, Heatley says
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The Government is on track to set new regulations for the aquaculture industry that will allow the backlog of applications to be dealt with, Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley says.

Govt close to deal on air force Hercules upgrades

Govt close to deal on air force Hercules upgrades
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The Government is close to finalising a deal which would put the delayed upgrade of air force C130 Hercules aircraft back on track and in its own hands.

Irrigation NZ welcomes Hurunui moratorium

Irrigation NZ welcomes Hurunui moratorium
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Irrigation NZ (INZ) has welcomed the moratorium placed on new major irrigation consents on Canterbury's Hurunui River yesterday, saying it was commonsense where no proper water plan exists.

Australian companies eye up school projects

Australian companies eye up school projects
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Australian companies are lining up for a piece of the action as the Government moves towards public-private partnerships (PPPs) to build and maintain new schools.

Extended warranties bill passes first reading

Extended warranties bill passes first reading
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - A bill that would require shops to give buyers more information about extended warranties passed its first reading in Parliament tonight.

Public-private school building initiative hits opposition

Public-private school building initiative hits opposition
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government has taken another step towards public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the building and maintenance of schools, but Labour and an education union say the only winners will be the companies involved.

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