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Environmentalists Praise Factory Dairying Consents Decision

Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - Environment Minister Nick Smith's decision to "call in" controversial consents sought for large-scale factory dairy farms in the South Island's Mackenzie Basin has won praise from environmentalists and the regional council, Environment Canterbury.

Environmentalists Pleased With Factory Dairying Consents Decision

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - A decision to "call in" controversial consents sought by three companies to set up large-scale factory dairy farms in the South Island's Mackenzie Basin has been praised by environmentalists.

Government Minister Facing $15m Defamation Action

Government Minister Facing $15m Defamation Action
Wellington, Jan 24 NZPA - Government Minister Nick Smith is facing a $15 million defamation case later this year.

Councils Get Levy To Help Reduce Waste

Councils Get Levy To Help Reduce Waste
Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - Local authorities today get the first payment of $3 million collected through a waste levy under the Waste Minimisation Act, Environment Minister Nick Smith says.

Cabinet Discuss Cow Cubicle Proposals

Cabinet Discuss Cow Cubicle Proposals
Wellington, Jan 19 NZPA - Environment Minister Nick Smith consulted Cabinet today before he makes a decision on factory farming in the Mackenzie Country.

PM Ditched From International Climate Debate

PM Ditched From International Climate Debate
Wellington, Dec 17 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has been dumped from a climate change debate in Copenhagen, with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd set to take his place.

Nick Smith Says Pressure Is On To Reach Climate Deal

Nick Smith Says Pressure Is On To Reach Climate Deal
Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - Climate change minister Nick Smith says the pressure is on to reach an agreement at talks in Copenhagen.

Govt Asks Businesses About Allocating Units Under ETS

Govt Asks Businesses About Allocating Units Under ETS
Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - A consultation document on allocating emission units to industry under the emissions trading scheme (ETS) was released by Climate Change Minister Nick Smith today.

Govt Accused Of Undermining ACC

Govt Accused Of Undermining ACC
Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - The Government is being accused of undermining the fundamental principles of ACC by introducing a user-pays approach to accident compensation.

ACC Board Chair Accused Of Political Actions

ACC Board Chair Accused Of Political Actions
Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - Accident Compensation Corporation board chairman John Judge today rejected an allegation he had acted politically over ACC levy proposals.

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