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Buller power scheme gets green light

Westport, Oct 1 NZPA - Privately owned Hydro Developments Ltd today received the green light for its "green" power scheme using polluted water from the Stockton open cast mine in Buller.

Govt still being accused of ignoring public opinion on mining

Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Despite scrapping plans to mine protected conservation land, the Government is still being accused of ignoring public opinion.

Cabinet to make conservation mining decisions today

Cabinet to make conservation mining decisions today
Wellington, July 18 NZPA - A decision on proposals to mine on conservation land was likely today, Prime Minister John Key says.

Labour and Greens say lack of interest in health job worrying

Labour and Greens say lack of interest in health job worrying
Wellington, July 18 NZPA - A lack of interest in the Health Ministry's top job shows concerns about the Government's direction for the sector, Labour and the Greens say. However the Government says it is just a matter of getting the right person for the job.

Cabinet to consider conservation land mining tomorrow

Cabinet to consider conservation land mining tomorrow
Wellington, July 18 NZPA - Cabinet will tomorrow consider and possibly make decisions on proposals to mine on conservation land, Prime Minister John Key says.

Ryall puts an end to lab test charging

Ryall puts an end to lab test charging
Wellington, July 7 NZPA - District Health Boards are not going to be allowed to charge patients for laboratory tests ordered by private specialists, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Work to start on eight new cycle trails

Work to start on eight new cycle trails
Wellington, July 6 NZPA - Work will start this summer on eight new cycle trails which will cover 1700km when they are completed, the Ministry of Tourism announced today.

Cycle track segment opened

Cycle track segment opened
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Move aside giant carrot. Ohakune is also to be known for its cycle track. Prime Minister John Key today opened the first part of a 200km Ruapehu to Wanganui New Zealand Cycle Trail project at Old Coach Road, in Ohakune.

Conservation Minister gets drilled over mining

Conservation Minister gets drilled over mining
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson got drilled on how mining protected land is impinging on her environmental responsibilities today.

Ryall defends budget's extra health funding

Ryall defends budget's extra health funding
By Amelia Romanos of NZPA Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall today defended the amount of extra health funding provided in the budget, saying the Government was operating in a difficult economic environment, when he fronted up to parliamentary select committee.

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