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Extension added for submissions on mining proposals

Extension added for submissions on mining proposals
Wellington, April 30 NZPA - A three-week extension has been added to the public submission period on the Government's proposals to open some protected Schedule 4 conservation land for mining.

Key defends mining exploration plans

Key defends mining exploration plans
Wellington, April 28 NZPA - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment makes a "circular argument" about mining and the previous government was led by a "bunch of muppets", Prime Minister John Key said today.

Environment Commissioner not happy with mining info

Environment Commissioner not happy with mining info
Wellington, April 27 NZPA - There is not enough information available to decide on whether mining should be allowed in some currently protected areas, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright says.

Don't mine Great Barrier Island, most voters say

Don't mine Great Barrier Island, most voters say
Wellington, April 26 NZPA - A strong majority of voters don't want the Government to open up Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf for mining, a poll released tonight shows.

Govt rejects Forest and Bird's mining claim

Govt rejects Forest and Bird's mining claim
Wellington, April 26 NZPA - The Government has rejected a claim by Forest and Bird that there are plans to open more conservation land for mining. The conservation organisation said today it had discovered the plans on the Crown Minerals website.

Labour looks for a new image

Wellington, April 21 NZPA - National MPs jeered at Labour in Parliament today when Gerry Brownlee revealed the party was surveying its supporters to find out what sort of image it should present.

Poll shows divided opinion on mining conservation land

Poll shows divided opinion on mining conservation land
Wellington, April 19 NZPA - As the Government gets closer to making decisions on mining conservation land, a poll has shown public opinion is nearly evenly divided on the controversial issue.

Cook strait cable upgrade begins

Cook strait cable upgrade begins
Wellington, April 19 NZPA - Work on upgrading the Cook Strait power cable got under way today. Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee turned the first sod of Transpower's $672 million inter-island electricity connection project at the Haywards substation in Wellington.

Energy subsidy take up continues to outstrip projections

Energy subsidy take up continues to outstrip projections
Wellington, April 18 NZPA - The Government's subsidised insulation and home heating scheme has posted another strong month of activity, with 3837 houses retrofitted in March, Minister Gerry Brownlee said today.

$1.69m to fund aquaculture innovation

$1.69m to fund aquaculture innovation
Wellington, April 16 NZPA - The government will contribute $1.69 million to a seafood and aquaculture research facility, Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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