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Govt's energy strategy too fossil fuel-focused, says Labour

Govt's energy strategy too fossil fuel-focused, says Labour
Wellington, July 25 NZPA - The National Party is still focused on fossil fuels, and its draft energy strategy is light on setting out plans on how to achieve a goal of 90 percent renewable energy by 2025, says Labour.

Labour's loan shark bill defeated

Labour's loan shark bill defeated
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government has killed a bill that would have regulated loan sharks and capped the interest rates they charge.

Energy sector emissions decreased last year

Energy sector emissions decreased last year
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector decreased 7 percent last year, the Ministry of Economic Development reported today.

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.

Labour urges changes to ETS

Labour urges changes to ETS
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The emissions trading scheme (ETS) which came into force at the beginning of this month should be changed to reduce the burden on consumers, the Labour Party says.

ETS a balancing act

ETS a balancing act
The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is complex, confusing and difficult to get agreement on, but as New Zealand prepares for its impact from July 1 Climate Change Minister Nick Smith is confident the right balance has been struck. CHRIS ORMOND of NZPA reports.

Chris Carter likely to be back at Parliament tomorrow

Chris Carter likely to be back at Parliament tomorrow
Wellington, June 20 NZPA - As disgraced Labour MP Chris Carter prepares to return to Parliament his colleagues think it is time to move on. Mr Carter was put on indefinite stress leave after failing to front-up and apologise over his credit card spending as a minister.

Conspiracies within conspiracies in Parliament today

Conspiracies within conspiracies in Parliament today
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour MP Maryan Street appears to be the key to a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma that confused the hell out of everyone in Parliament today.

List of Labour reshuffle

List of Labour reshuffle
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour reshuffle: The good: Charles Chauvel -- moves to the front bench and picks up environment, drops energy Said he was "very pleased" but declined to comment further.

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