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Govt quick to shift its mining focus

Govt quick to shift its mining focus
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government is moving on from its backdown over mineral prospecting on protected conservation land and remains bullish about encouraging mining elsewhere in the face of concern from environmentalists.

O'Connor takes over agriculture role

O'Connor takes over agriculture role
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Labour MP Damien O'Connor is taking over the agriculture portfolio in the shadow cabinet, party leader Phil Goff said today.

Pike River welcomes aero-magnetic surveys

Pike River welcomes aero-magnetic surveys
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government's decision to conduct aero-magnetic surveys in Northland and the West Coast of the South Island is welcome news for the mining sector, Pike River Coal Ltd chief executive Gordon Ward said.

Schedule four land safe but other areas ripe for mining

Schedule four land safe but other areas ripe for mining
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Specially protected areas of conservation land won't be mined but it looks like open season for other parts of the country.

Mining protected land not worth the bad PR

Mining protected land not worth the bad PR
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Mining on specially protected conservation areas was not worth the negative impact on the industry, the Government said today while backing down from its proposals to do just that.

Mining U-turn humiliating, says Goff

Mining U-turn humiliating, says Goff
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - National's U-turn on mining is a forced and humiliating back-down rather than a case of the party listening to the people, Labour leader Phil Goff says.

Govt scraps plans to mine conservation land

Govt scraps plans to mine conservation land
By Peter Wilson and Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 19 NZPA - The Government has scrapped plans to mine conservation land in the face of furious public protest, NZPA has confirmed.

Back down over mining reported

Back down over mining reported
Wellington, July 19 NZPA - The Government is expected to tomorrow announce a back-down on mining in conservation land, in the wake of furious protests.

PM says labour law changes "moderate"

PM says labour law changes "moderate"
Wellington, July 19 NZPA - Sweeping changes to labour laws were "moderate", Prime Minister John Key says as unions, the Labour and Green parties and others say workers will lose rights.

Polarised views on labour law changes

Polarised views on labour law changes
Wellington, July 18 NZPA - The Government is attacking Kiwi workers' conditions and wages, unions and the Labour Party say after Prime Minister John Key announced extensive labour law changes.

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