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Aquaculture Rules To Be Considered As Part Of RMA Review

Aquaculture Rules To Be Considered As Part Of RMA Review
Wellington, Dec 12 NZPA - Aquaculture rules are to be considered as part of a review of the Resource Management Act, the Government said today. Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley said the aquaculture industry was being held back by a regulatory regime "that is just not working".

New Minister Says Lessons Have Been Learned From Mapua Clean-Up

New Minister Says Lessons Have Been Learned From Mapua Clean-Up
Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - New Environment Minister Nick Smith says his ministry officials made mistakes in the big clean-up of toxic chemicals at Mapua, but an independent report shows how future soil remediation projects can be done better.

Border Security At Risk From Outdated Computer System

By Grant Fleming of NZPA Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - New Zealand's border security is under threat from an immigration computer system that is close to collapse, briefing notes to the new Government reveal.

Climate Inquiry Will Look At Science Theory Says Hide

(Updates with latest version of terms of reference) Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - A parliamentary inquiry into climate change policy will get the chance to question the science that says human behaviour is responsible for global warming, ACT leader Rodney Hide said today,

Environment Agencies Back RMA Reform

Environment Agencies Back RMA Reform
By Grant Fleming of NZPA Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - Environmental agencies have backed the Government's plans to reform the Resource Management Act (RMA).

English Confirms Big ACC Levy Rise Likely

English Confirms Big ACC Levy Rise Likely
Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed there is likely to be a "significant" rise in the amount workers pay to ACC from April 1 next year.

Second ACC Blowout Could Shave Tax Cuts

Second ACC Blowout Could Shave Tax Cuts
Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - A second ACC blowout could see average wage earners lose almost a third of next year's tax cut if the incoming Government follows officials' advice.

Govt Waiting On More Information About ACC Cost Pressure

Govt Waiting On More Information About ACC Cost Pressure
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - National ministers are waiting on more information about how much cost pressure the ACC scheme is under and what it could mean for levies.

Govt Says $1 Billion ACC Hole Could Get A Lot Bigger

Govt Says $1 Billion ACC Hole Could Get A Lot Bigger
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - National ministers fear a $1 billion hole in the ACC budget could signal a much wider problem, putting huge pressure on accident compensation levies.

Govt Says Labour Left A $1 Billion Hole In ACC Books

Govt Says Labour Left A $1 Billion Hole In ACC Books
Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - The outgoing Labour government left behind a $1 billion hole in the ACC budget which will have to be filled, Prime Minister John Key said today.

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