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ACC Not Out Of The Woods Yet Says Smith

ACC Not Out Of The Woods Yet Says Smith
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Improved financial performance does not mean ACC has emerged from its financial troubles, ACC Minister Nick Smith said today.

Green Award Nominations Asked For

Wellington, March 4 NZPA - Nominations have been called for the 2010 Green Ribbon Awards which honour contributions to New Zealand's environment.

Labour Warns Of Consequences For Accident Victims

Labour Warns Of Consequences For Accident Victims
Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - The Labour Party is warning of serious consequences for accident victims now that Parliament has passed a bill that reduces some ACC entitlements, changes work assessment rules and raises levies.

ACC Bill Passes After Fierce Debate

ACC Bill Passes After Fierce Debate
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Feb 24 NZPA - Controversial changes to ACC were passed into law in Parliament tonight after nearly two days of fierce debate.

Report Slams ECan Over Water Management

Report Slams ECan Over Water Management
Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - A review team has recommended commissioners be appointed urgently to replace the Environment Canterbury (ECan) council and turn around what it considers woeful performance in terms of administering water management responsibilities and resource consent processes.

Report Slams ECan Over Water Management

Report Slams ECan Over Water Management
Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - A review team has recommended commissioners be appointed urgently to replace the Environment Canterbury (ECan) council and turn around what it considers woeful performance in terms of administering water management responsibilities and resource consent processes.

ACC Wrongly Rejecting Claims, MPs Say

ACC Wrongly Rejecting Claims, MPs Say
Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - Accident victims who applied to ACC for surgery have been turned down on the grounds that their injuries were the result of "prior conditions" or "a gradual process", Opposition MPs said in Parliament today.

ACC Bill Cutting Entitlements Makes Progress Into Law

ACC Bill Cutting Entitlements Makes Progress Into Law
Wellington, Feb 12 NZPA - A proposed law change to cut ACC entitlements and coverage has passed select committee scrutiny with only minor changes.

Govt Releases Draft Contamination Standards

Govt Releases Draft Contamination Standards
Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - New draft standards for assessing and managing contaminated soil were released today and Environment Minister Nick Smith says they're needed to help councils deal with problem sites.

NZ Joins Copenhagen Climate Change Accord

NZ Joins Copenhagen Climate Change Accord
Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - New Zealand has joined the Copenhagen Accord on climate change and has submitted its existing conditional 2020 emission reduction target, the Government said today.

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