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Govt puts $1 million into new water research centre

Govt puts $1 million into new water research centre
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - The Government has put $1 million into a new centre for water research and education. Environment Minister Nick Smith opened the Waterways Centre in Christchurch today, a joint initiative between Canterbury and Lincoln universities.

Greens say Govt failing to act on waste

Greens say Govt failing to act on waste
Wellington, July 7 NZPA - The Government is being accused of failing to force industry to deal with its waste but Environment Minister Nick Smith says it wants to take a carrot rather than stick approach.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Labour announces electorate candidates
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

ACC report recommends overhaul - report

ACC report recommends overhaul - report
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Entitlements offered under the ACC scheme will have to be cut and levies raised, even if part of the scheme is opened up to competition, a report by the Stocktake Steering Group is believed to recommend.

Power/petrol to rise with ETS out today

Power/petrol to rise with ETS out today
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - As the emissions trading scheme (ETS) kicks in today the price of power and petrol will start to rise.

ETS arguments continue to the bitter end

ETS arguments continue to the bitter end
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - On the eve of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) coming largely into effect Climate Change Minister Nick Smith was still squaring up to opposition and facing calls for the scheme to be reviewed or delayed.

Power companies warned about milking ETS

Power companies warned about milking ETS
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - Power companies have been sent another high-level message about using the emissions trading scheme (ETS) as an excuse to raise prices when it is not necessarily warranted.

Peter Wilson: Climate Change Threatens Politicians As Well As The Planet

Climate change policy can create endangered species, as Kevin Rudd found out.

Governments worldwide have grappled with various responses to greenhouse gas emissions and Australia's version of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) wasn't much different to ours.

Doctors union blasts ACC proposal

Wellington, June 27 NZPA - A doctors' union has taken exception to a suggestion that doctors should be charged for medical mistakes as a way to try and reduce the ACC levy load on workers and businesses.

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