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Govt `running roughshod' over public opinion, Greens say

Govt `running roughshod' over public opinion, Greens say
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Ministers are being accused of bad governance and ignoring public opinion, but there is no way an exploration licence granted to oil giant Petrobras is going to be reviewed.

Govt working on strong rules for oil drilling - Key

Govt working on strong rules for oil drilling - Key
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - Strong environmental standards will be in place before any oil drilling takes place in the Raukumara Basin, Prime Minister John Key says.

Govt puts up nearly $1m for World Triathlon Champs final

Govt puts up nearly $1m for World Triathlon Champs final
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - The Government is putting up nearly $1 million so Auckland can host the final of the 2012 World Triathlon Championships and associated events.

Petrobras exploration to go ahead as planned - minister

Petrobras exploration to go ahead as planned - minister
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - The Government will not review the decision to allow oil exploration off the East Cape despite protests by several hundred people yesterday, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

New legislation to deal with World Cup problems

New legislation to deal with World Cup problems
Wellington, june 22 NZPA - Legislation setting up a Rugby World Cup Authority with the power to make snap decisions during the tournament passed its first reading in Parliament tonight.

NZ and Chile talk about energy co-operation

NZ and Chile talk about energy co-operation
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - New Zealand and Chile are talking about working more closely together on renewable energy.

Funding wheels turn for BMX champs

Funding wheels turn for BMX champs
Wellington, June 18 NZPA - The Government is wheeling out up to $350,000 in funding to help host the BMX World Championships in Auckland in 2013.

Solid Energy partial privatisation idea sparks response

Solid Energy partial privatisation idea sparks response
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - The Government is distancing itself from a public stand by Solid Energy chairman John Palmer to promote the idea of an eventual partial privatisation of the state-owned coal miner, saying the senior businessman has over-stepped the mark.

Commercial practices of power companies queried

Commercial practices of power companies queried
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - The commercial practices of energy generators were put under the microscope at a commerce select committee meeting in Parliament today.

Carter issues apology, roles safe for now

Carter issues apology, roles safe for now
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour MP Chris Carter's apology this afternoon -- after a sharp reprimand from leader Phil Goff for how he talked to news media -- has saved him from further demotion within the party.

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