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No name expected from leak investigation

No name expected from leak investigation
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key does not expect to be told who leaked government information despite an extensive inquiry by State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie.

Environmental groups celebrate, but concerns remain

Environmental groups celebrate, but concerns remain
By Chris Ormond and Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Environmental groups are celebrating the Government's decision to abandon plans to open protected conservation land to mineral prospecting, but remain concerned about future mining on Crown land.

Environmental groups celebrate, but concerns remain

Environmental groups celebrate, but concerns remain
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Environmental groups are celebrating the Government's decision to abandon plans to open protected conservation land to mineral prospecting, but remain concerned about future mining on Crown land.

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.

Minerals worth billions could be mined within five years

Minerals worth billions could be mined within five years
NZPA political reporters Wellington, March 22 NZPA - Rare minerals worth billions of dollars could be mined within five years under government proposals to open up more than 7000 hectares of protected conservation land.

Govt targets 7058 hectares in mining proposal

Govt targets 7058 hectares in mining proposal
Wellington, March 22 NZPA - The Government today announced a proposal to open 7058 hectares of protected conservation land for mining -- a figure leaked last week by Forest and Bird.

Mining paper this afternoon: PM

Mining paper this afternoon: PM
Wellington, March 22 NZPA - A long-awaited discussion document about opening up conservation land to mining was likely to be released today, Prime Minister John Key said. First, Cabinet would again discuss the issue, Mr Key told Breakfast on TV One.

Peter Wilson: Government In For A Fight Over Mining

Peter Wilson: Government In For A Fight Over Mining
It was never going to be easy. Mining in conservation land is highly sensitive, there are lobby groups totally committed to opposing it and at least one of them has a mole embedded in the decision-making machinery.

Dirtier Dairying Triggers Call For Regulation

Dirtier Dairying Triggers Call For Regulation
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - An environmental lobbyist says dairying is getting dirtier and the Government should intervene and set easily-enforced standards to fight contamination of waterways and groundwater.

Inquiries Launched Into Leaked Cabinet Info

Inquiries Launched Into Leaked Cabinet Info
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - The State Services Commission has launched inquiries into the unauthorised release of Government information relating to a stocktake of Crown minerals, and leaks relating to a Cabinet paper on proposed state service restructures.

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