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Hardest-hit quake residents to learn about repairs today

Hardest-hit quake residents to learn about repairs today
Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - Canterbury residents whose homes were significantly damaged by last month's quake will learn today about repairs and if demolition will be required.

Cantabs with most damaged properties to get call

Cantabs with most damaged properties to get call
Wellington, Oct 18 NZPA - More than 1200 Cantabrians whose homes were badly damage in the earthquake will find out the fate of their properties from tomorrow.

Fletcher Construction to manage repair of Canterbury homes

Fletcher Construction to manage repair of Canterbury homes
Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Fletcher Construction said the contract to manage the repair of more than 50,000 properties damaged in the Canterbury earthquake is the biggest job it has had in New Zealand its 101 year history.

ExxonMobil scuttles Great South Basin drilling plan

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - ExxonMobil and Todd Energy have bailed out of drilling for oil and gas in the Great South Basin, south of the South Island.

Govt announce quake help for Cantabrians

Govt announce quake help for Cantabrians
Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - A range of measures has been announced today by the Government to help Cantabrians rebuild their homes after the September 4 earthquake. The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will help those with mortgaged houses with damage over $100,000.

Call goes up again for partial privatisations

Call goes up again for partial privatisations
Wellington, July 30 NZPA - The call went up for the partial privatisation of state-owned power companies today at the TrustPower Ltd annual meeting.

Wage gap with Australia wider -- report

Wage gap with Australia wider -- report
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - Australian workers are being paid even more than their Kiwi cousins since National became the Government.

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.

Govt draft energy strategy too focused on fossil fuels

Govt draft energy strategy too focused on fossil fuels
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - The Government's draft energy strategy prioritises unsustainable fossil fuels over renewable energy sources, a climate change campaigner says.

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".

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