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ACC Set For Cuts To Entitlement And A Big Shake Up

ACC Set For Cuts To Entitlement And A Big Shake Up
Wellington, March 4 NZPA - ACC entitlements are set to be cut in response to a blow out in treatment costs and swelling liabilities, ACC Minister Nick Smith said today.

Ryall Warns Public Service Chief Execs Keep Pay Rises In Budget

Ryall Warns Public Service Chief Execs Keep Pay Rises In Budget
Wellington, Feb 20 NZPA - State Services Minister Tony Ryall has told public service chief executives any pay increases for staff will have to be met within existing budgets. Labour say that amounts to a pay freeze across the public service.

RMA Amendment Bill Given First Reading

RMA Amendment Bill Given First Reading
Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - The Government is proposing a raft of changes to the Resource Management Act as a key part of its strategy to boost the economy in the face of the recession.

Minister Reveals Details Of Proposed RMA Changes

Minister Reveals Details Of Proposed RMA Changes
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Environment Minister Nick Smith has revealed some of the sweeping changes to the Resource Management Act that will be in legislation he is going to introduce to Parliament.

Overhaul Of RMA Aims To Prevent Trade Abuse

Overhaul Of RMA Aims To Prevent Trade Abuse
Wellington, Feb 4 NZPA - National has dropped plans to rewrite treaty clauses in the Resource Management Act (RMA) in the face of opposition from the Maori Party and advice it was unnecessary.

Support And Concerns Over RMA Reform

Support And Concerns Over RMA Reform
Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - Councils and business groups have broadly welcomed a major overhaul of the Resource Management Act (RMA) but they and environmental groups have some concerns.

Support And Concerns Over RMA Reform

Support And Concerns Over RMA Reform
Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - Councils and business groups have broadly welcomed a major overhaul of the Resource Management Act (RMA) but they and environmental groups have some concerns.

Overhaul Of RMA Aims To Prevent Trade Abuse

Overhaul Of RMA Aims To Prevent Trade Abuse
Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - The largest overhaul of the Resource Management Act (RMA) since it was introduced in 1991 aims to speed up consent applications and block frivolous or vexatious objectors.

Key Says RMA Changes Significant

Key Says RMA Changes Significant
Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) to be announced this afternoon will be significant.

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