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Greens fight oil exploration off the East Coast

Greens fight oil exploration off the East Coast
Wellington, June 2 NZPA - The Government is talking up the expertise of international oil giant Petrobas as the Greens call for a moratorium on deep water drilling because of the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mixed views on signing of petroleum exploration permit

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 1 NZPA - Environmental concerns have already emerged over the signing today of a significant petroleum exploration permit, but the Government is talking up the environmental credentials of the company involved, along with its own protections.

Govt will do all it can to prevent oil spill here

Govt will do all it can to prevent oil spill here
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 1 NZPA - The Government will do "all it can" to ensure there is adequate environmental protection before future deep-sea drilling in New Zealand following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Petroleum exploration permit for Brazilian company announced

Petroleum exploration permit for Brazilian company announced
Wellington, June 1 NZPA - New Zealand's first petroleum exploration permit over the Raukumara Basin on the North Island's east coast has been awarded to Petrobas International Braspetro B.V, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee announced this afternoon.

Forest and Bird research against mining

Forest and Bird research against mining
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - Research commissioned by Forest and Bird shows the economics of mining in conservation areas does not stack up.

Govt in trouble over mining conservation land, Labour says

Govt in trouble over mining conservation land, Labour says
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - The Labour Party believes the Government is facing so much opposition to mining conservation land it will again reduce the area its proposals cover.

Mining company submission raised in Parliament

Mining company submission raised in Parliament
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, May 26 NZPA - A mining company has given more ammunition to those opposing mineral prospecting on protected land by signalling its own reservations about digging up pristine areas.

New programme to encourage oil and gas exploration

New programme to encourage oil and gas exploration
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - A new $7.6 million programme to promote oil and gas exploration around New Zealand has been announced by the Government.

Over 33,000 submissions on government mining proposal

Over 33,000 submissions on government mining proposal
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - Over 33,000 submissions have been received on the Government's mining proposals before the deadline tomorrow and it is likely to take a few weeks before there is any official response.

32 percent of homes in audit had quality issues

32 percent of homes in audit had quality issues
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - An audit found 32 percent of houses that had insulation installed in April under a government scheme had quality problems and three had safety issues.

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