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Key Quotes On ETS Announcement Today

Key Quotes On ETS Announcement Today
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - Some key quotes on today's announcements on the emissions trading scheme (ETS).

Iwi Get To Go To Copenhagen

Iwi Get To Go To Copenhagen
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - Climate Change Minister Nick Smith says he is making no apologies for using taxpayers' money to send two Iwi Leadership Group members to the upcoming climate change talks in Copenhagen.

Deal Seals Emissions Trading Scheme In Place For 2010

Deal Seals Emissions Trading Scheme In Place For 2010
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - After years of debate New Zealand is set to have a working emissions trading scheme (ETS) in 2010.

Govt Strikes Deal With Maori Party On ETS Bill

Govt Strikes Deal With Maori Party On ETS Bill
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - The Government has reached an agreement with the Maori Party which will ensure that legislation setting up an emissions trading scheme (ETS) can be passed by Parliament this week, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith announced today.

Peter Wilson: Narrow Majority For An Important Bill

Peter Wilson: Narrow Majority For An Important Bill
On Tuesday this week, if the Government gets what it wants, the bill that sets up a modified emissions trading scheme (ETS) will be back in Parliament under urgency.

Copenhagen A Photo Op, Says PM

Copenhagen A Photo Op, Says PM
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has dismissed as a photo opportunity December's United Nations conference in Copenhagen aimed at clinching a new global climate deal.

PM Says ETS Decision Likely Today

PM Says ETS Decision Likely Today
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says a government deal with the Maori Party for support of its emissions trading scheme (ETS) is likely to be announced today.

ETS Deal Close But Not Yet Finalised Says Govt

ETS Deal Close But Not Yet Finalised Says Govt
Wellington, Nov 22 NZPA - Reports the Maori Party and National have concluded a deal over emissions trading scheme (ETS) legislation are exaggerated, says Climate Change Minister Nick Smith.

Govt Hopes To Strike ETS Deal Early Next Week

Govt Hopes To Strike ETS Deal Early Next Week
Wellington, Nov 20 NZPA - The Government is still negotiating with the Maori Party over legislation setting up an emissions trading scheme and hopes to strike a deal by early next week. If it succeeds, Parliament is likely to be put into urgency to pass the bill.

ACC Debate Provokes Speeding Driver Confession From Henare

ACC Debate Provokes Speeding Driver Confession From Henare
Wellington, Nov 19 NZPA - An argument over whether ACC should pay compensation to criminals has led to National MP Tau Henare saying that he breaks the speed limit every day and would not expect compensation if he got hurt doing it.

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