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Environment Canterbury bill passed under urgency

Environment Canterbury bill passed under urgency
By Peter Wilson of NZPA

Parliament set to pass Environment Canterbury bill

Parliament set to pass Environment Canterbury bill
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Legislation giving the Government the power to replace Environment Canterbury's councillors with commissioners is due to be passed by Parliament later today.

'Compelling case' for Govt intervention, Parliament told

'Compelling case' for Govt intervention, Parliament told
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Environment Canterbury's water management was so bad that immediate government intervention was necessary, Parliament was told tonight.

ECan decision outrages opposition MPs

ECan decision outrages opposition MPs
By Chris Ormond of NZPA

Nick Smith Said No Decision On Ecan Comm Yet

Nick Smith Said No Decision On Ecan Comm Yet
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - A Labour MP says former National prime minister Jenny Shipley is to be put in charge of Canterbury's regional council but Environment Minister Nick Smith says such decisions haven't been made yet.

Dirtier Dairying Triggers Call For Regulation

Dirtier Dairying Triggers Call For Regulation
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - An environmental lobbyist says dairying is getting dirtier and the Government should intervene and set easily-enforced standards to fight contamination of waterways and groundwater.

Further Cuts Will Handicap TVNZ, Say MPs

Further Cuts Will Handicap TVNZ, Say MPs
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - Cutting back further on TVNZ's news and current affairs budget is short-sighted and will lead only to a downward spiral in the broadcaster's ability to operate in a competitive environment, Opposition MPs say.

TVNZ News Budget To Be Cut Back

TVNZ News Budget To Be Cut Back
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - TVNZ news and current affairs is set to lose $5 million from its budget. About 75 jobs could be affected by the move as management scale back the $40m news and current affairs budget, the Dominion Post reported.

Report Slams ECan Over Water Management

Report Slams ECan Over Water Management
Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - A review team has recommended commissioners be appointed urgently to replace the Environment Canterbury (ECan) council and turn around what it considers woeful performance in terms of administering water management responsibilities and resource consent processes.

English And Cunliffe Lock Egos Over TVNZ Promo

English And Cunliffe Lock Egos Over TVNZ Promo
Wellington, Nov 18 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English and Labour's finance spokesman David Cunliffe were locked in a battle of egos in Parliament today. They were sparring over a television appearance, after TVNZ said today it should not have run a promo featuring Mr English .

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