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National convention centre network mooted by Govt

National convention centre network mooted by Govt
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The Government is testing the waters for developing a larger conference and conventions industry, raising the prospect of an international scale convention centre in Auckland costing hundreds of millions to build and capable of seating at least 3500 people.

Property ownership popular among Nats

Property ownership popular among Nats
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - National MPs will take the biggest hit of any politicians if budget announcements making multiple property ownership less financially appealing are implemented in the budget as Finance Minister Bill English has indicated.

Brownlee fronts up to mining hui

Brownlee fronts up to mining hui
By Rachel Pinder of NZPA Thames, May 12 NZPA - Around 80 anti-mining protesters jeered Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee as he arrived in Thames in the Coromandel this afternoon to talk to local iwi.

NZ to join International Renewable Energy Agency

NZ to join International Renewable Energy Agency
Wellington, May 11 NZPA - New Zealand intends to join an intergovernmental organisation that promotes the production and sustainable use of renewable energy, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

Govt preparing for mining back down, Labour says

Govt preparing for mining back down, Labour says
Wellington, May 10 NZPA - Labour says the Government is setting the scene for a back down on mining schedule four conservation land. "The Government is clearly getting ready to revert to the status quo," conservation spokesman David Parker said today.

Company involved in US oil spill has links to NZ

Company involved in US oil spill has links to NZ
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - One of the companies responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico near the United States is a shareholder in exploration plans off the south Canterbury coast.

Labour and the Greens hammer Govt over mining

Labour and the Greens hammer Govt over mining
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Encouraged by 40,000 people turning out in Auckland to protest against mining conservation land, Labour and the Greens are firing questions at ministers in Parliament.

Brownlee faces more questioning over mining proposals

Brownlee faces more questioning over mining proposals
Wellington, May 4 NZPA - Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee faced more questioning in Parliament today over mining proposals and Cabinet papers suggesting his initial recommendations for potential mining areas spread well beyond what was eventually presented to the public.

CTU opposition to mining a predictable surprise - Brownlee

CTU opposition to mining a predictable surprise - Brownlee
Wellington, May 4 NZPA - It was a "bit of a surprise" that the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) opposed mining on Schedule 4 conservation land since their membership included mine workers, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Govt waiting to decide on mining - Brownlee

Govt waiting to decide on mining - Brownlee
Wellington, May 3 NZPA - The Government is not racing into a decision about whether to mine areas of conservation land, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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