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Four weeks enough consultation over hearing - Smith

Four weeks enough consultation over hearing - Smith
Wellington, June 18 NZPA - ACC Minister Nick Smith says he is "quite satisfied" that four weeks is an adequate consultation period for changes to ACC allowances for people with hearing loss.

E-day 2010 will go ahead - Smith

E-day 2010 will go ahead - Smith
By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Environment Minister Nick Smith says the national electronic waste collection event eDay will go ahead this year despite his ministry turning down its bid for funding.

Air and water quality questioned

Air and water quality questioned
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Drinking the water or even breathing the air are risky, according to politicians in Parliament today.

National policy statement on water this year

National policy statement on water this year
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - New Zealand will have a national policy statement on water but it will not be rushed, Environment Minister Nick Smith says.

Farmers urged not to burn or bury waste plastic

Farmers urged not to burn or bury waste plastic
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Farmers are being encouraged to recycle and reuse rather than burn or bury thousands of tonnes of plastic waste.

Conspiracies within conspiracies in Parliament today

Conspiracies within conspiracies in Parliament today
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour MP Maryan Street appears to be the key to a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma that confused the hell out of everyone in Parliament today.

Govt remains staunch over Ecan issue

Govt remains staunch over Ecan issue
Wellington, June 14 NZPA - A thousands-strong water protest in Christchurch yesterday has not weakened the Government's stance over its decision to sort Environment Canterbury's (Ecan) management problems itself.

Debate over proposed changes to air quality standards

Debate over proposed changes to air quality standards
Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Environment Minister Nick Smith says changes to air quality requirements will save thousands of jobs, but Greens MP David Clendon says it will put lives at risk. Dr Smith yesterday released proposed amendments to the National Air Quality Standard.

PM pleased court case over for minister

PM pleased court case over for minister
Wellington, June 9 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he is pleased a drawn out court case involving cabinet minister Nick Smith has been settled, and has no concerns about his legal costs being covered by the taxpayer.

Govt actions risk NZ being left behind - Greenpeace

Govt actions risk NZ being left behind - Greenpeace
Wellington, June 8 NZPA - The Government risks being left behind if it continues with the "new era" of coal mining and oil drilling, Greenpeace says.

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