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No mining in schedule four but more around country

Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Mining on special protected areas of conservation are off the table after public opposition, but there will be more mining in other parts of the country -- including other types of conservation land, the Government says.

Mining announcement as expected

Mining announcement as expected
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - The Government has confirmed it will not mine protected conservation land -- its biggest backdown since taking office.

Brownlee to announce mining backdown

Brownlee to announce mining backdown
By Peter Wilson and Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee will today announce the Government's biggest backdown since taking office -- plans to mine protected conservation land have been scrapped.

Govt scraps plans to mine conservation land

Govt scraps plans to mine conservation land
By Peter Wilson and Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 19 NZPA - The Government has scrapped plans to mine conservation land in the face of furious public protest, NZPA has confirmed.

International businessman to head trade body

International businessman to head trade body
Wellington, July 16 NZPA - An international businessman is to head New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE). The Government has appointed Peter Chrisp to the chief executive role.

New programme for solar heating grants

New programme for solar heating grants
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - The Government has redesigned its solar energy grants scheme to include heat pump water heaters.

Biodiesel grants scheme to be extended

Biodiesel grants scheme to be extended
Wellington, June 5 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government's biodiesel grants scheme is being extended but the Opposition say the changes are needed because the scheme is a flop.

Biodiesel grants scheme to be extended - Brownlee

Biodiesel grants scheme to be extended - Brownlee
Wellington, June 5 NZPA - The Government's biodiesel grants scheme is being extended, Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee said today. It was introduced in July last year to kick start biodiesel production in New Zealand.

$100k for taekwon-do comp

$100k for taekwon-do comp
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - The Government is kicking $100,000 towards New Zealand's hosting of taekwon-do world championships in March 2011.

Brownlee welcomes increase in renewable energy

Brownlee welcomes increase in renewable energy
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Renewable electricity generation is on the rise -- up 8 percentage points last year, Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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