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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.

Opposition welcomes Hurunui moratorium but want more

Opposition welcomes Hurunui moratorium but want more
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Opposition MPs have welcomed the moratorium placed on new major irrigation consents on Canterbury's Hurunui River but want further protection.

TVNZ jobs shake-up criticised

TVNZ jobs shake-up criticised
Wellington, July 6 NZPA - A staff shake-up at TVNZ will put more focus on editing and packaging at the expense of the analysis and journalistic groundwork that should be expected from a state-owned broadcaster, says Labour's broadcasting spokesman Brendon Burns.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Labour announces electorate candidates
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

Air and water quality questioned

Air and water quality questioned
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Drinking the water or even breathing the air are risky, according to politicians in Parliament today.

Survey indicates water isn't up to standard - Labour

Survey indicates water isn't up to standard - Labour
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - An Audit Office survey suggests people living in small centres may be drinking water that is either ungraded or doesn't meet standards, the Labour Party says.

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.

EPA won't get much in the budget, Labour says

EPA won't get much in the budget, Labour says
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - There will be little or no money in tomorrow's budget for the Government's new Environmental Protection Agency, Labour says.

Labour will rescind ECan Act

Labour will rescind ECan Act
Wellington, April 27 NZPA - The Labour Party is pledging to rescind the legislation it says "foisted" commissioners on Environment Canterbury. The Government sacked the council and appointed a panel of commissioners, saying water management in the region was a shambles.

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