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Update for Land Transfer Act

Update for Land Transfer Act
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - The Land Transfer Act should be updated with legislation fit for the electronic era, the Law Commission says.

Tau Henare back after heart attack

Tau Henare back after heart attack
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - National MP Tau Henare is back at work and happy to know he has a heart. Mr Henare, 49, was hospitalised after having a heart attack last month. On Facebook Henare described how he had a stent put in to keep blocked arteries open.

Northland will have chance to contribute more -- MP

Northland will have chance to contribute more -- MP
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - The possibility of mining in Northland will give the region a chance to contribute more to New Zealand, local MP John Carter says.

Environmental groups celebrate, but concerns remain

Environmental groups celebrate, but concerns remain
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Environmental groups are celebrating the Government's decision to abandon plans to open protected conservation land to mineral prospecting, but remain concerned about future mining on Crown land.

Mining protected land not worth the bad PR

Mining protected land not worth the bad PR
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Mining on specially protected conservation areas was not worth the negative impact on the industry, the Government said today while backing down from its proposals to do just that.

Mining jobs boost welcomed

Mining jobs boost welcomed
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - More mining in Northland and on the West Coast will boost jobs, local MPs says.

FACTBOX -- mining plans scrapped

FACTBOX -- mining plans scrapped
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee today confirmed the Government will not remove the protection on conservation land to allow it to be mined. Changes announced included: * No areas will be removed from schedule four of the Crown Minerals Act.

No mining in schedule four but more around country

Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Mining on special protected areas of conservation are off the table after public opposition, but there will be more mining in other parts of the country -- including other types of conservation land, the Government says.

Mining announcement as expected

Mining announcement as expected
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - The Government has confirmed it will not mine protected conservation land -- its biggest backdown since taking office.

Meat workers union annoyed at "sickie" issue

Meat workers union annoyed at "sickie" issue
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - A union representing meat workers says staff perform under tough and uncertain conditions and is disappointed at suggestions the industry is being negatively affected by deliberate "sickies".

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