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Greens cite potential for seabed mineral claims

Greens cite potential for seabed mineral claims
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The Green Party warned today the ownership of New Zealand's oil outside the 12 nautical mile limit may turn out to be the "biggest Maori land grab in New Zealand history".

MP bets a night in jail on cost of prison

MP bets a night in jail on cost of prison
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - A Green Party MP says he will spend a night in jail if the Government can build a private prison at Wiri in south Auckland for $300 million.

Greens say Govt failing to act on waste

Greens say Govt failing to act on waste
Wellington, July 7 NZPA - The Government is being accused of failing to force industry to deal with its waste but Environment Minister Nick Smith says it wants to take a carrot rather than stick approach.

Labour views left out of reports

Labour views left out of reports
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Labour is angry the law and order select committee chaired by National MP Sandra Goudie has not included its dissenting view in two reports, following a protest walkout of the committee by Opposition MPs this week.

Opposition MPs leave committee in protest at National's chair

Opposition MPs leave committee in protest at National's chair
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Opposition MPs staged a walkout at a parliamentary committee today in a protest against the conduct of the chairwoman, National MP Sandra Goudie.

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.

Debate over proposed changes to air quality standards

Debate over proposed changes to air quality standards
Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Environment Minister Nick Smith says changes to air quality requirements will save thousands of jobs, but Greens MP David Clendon says it will put lives at risk. Dr Smith yesterday released proposed amendments to the National Air Quality Standard.

Company shouldn't be on prison shortlist, Greens say

Company shouldn't be on prison shortlist, Greens say
Wellington, June 8 NZPA - The Green Party wants the Government to reconsider its decision to shortlist a British company, Kalyx, to run Mt Eden-Auckland Central Remand Prison.

Critics want a dental check on proposed EPA

Critics want a dental check on proposed EPA
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The Government's new environmental protection agency (EPA) -- which will take over the nation's genetic-engineering regulator and be expected to protect our oceans from seabed mining catastrophes -- may turn out to be a toothless tiger, critics say.

Lawyer's roles don't create conflict of interest - English

Lawyer's roles don't create conflict of interest - English
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - The Government confirmed today that a lawyer giving advice on the review of the Overseas Investment Act was also working for Hong Kong-based Natural Dairy NZ, which is bidding to buy farms in New Zealand.

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