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Auckland Transition Agency to cost an estimated $94m

Auckland Transition Agency to cost an estimated $94m
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - The transition agency that is managing Auckland's change to a new local government structure will cost an estimated $94 million, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide says.

Ag inclusion from 2015 in ETS in doubt

Ag inclusion from 2015 in ETS in doubt
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The Government is keeping an open mind about future inclusion of agriculture in its emissions trading scheme (ETS), Agriculture Minister David Carter says.

Mixed reaction to reform of Auckland's governance

Mixed reaction to reform of Auckland's governance
Auckland, May 24 NZPA - The final legislation covering the reform of Auckland's local governance has received a mixed reaction from the city's mayors and business organisations.

Final bill on Auckland governance released

Final bill on Auckland governance released
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, May 24 NZPA - The final legislation covering the reform of Auckland's local governance has been released. Local Government Minister Rodney Hide said it showed the Government had listened to ratepayers, but the Opposition says otherwise.

Productivity Commission funded from reprioritisation

Productivity Commission funded from reprioritisation
Wellington, May 20 NZPA - The Government's new Productivity Commission will be funded by reprioritising money from existing budgets of 29 government agencies, Regulatory Reform Minister Rodney Hide said.

Lively debate draws a range of views on 2010 budget

Lively debate draws a range of views on 2010 budget
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, May 20 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says people on an average income will be $30 a week worse off under the budget's tax changes, a direct contradiction of the Government's figures.

KiwiRail spending commitment brings mixed reaction

KiwiRail spending commitment brings mixed reaction
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - A three-year, $750 million commitment by the Government to strengthen KiwiRail is not enough in comparison to the huge amount already committed to roading, says Labour's transport spokesman Darren Hughes.

Niwa says Hide's climate science attack wrong

Niwa says Hide's climate science attack wrong
By Kent Atkinson of NZPA Wellington, May 6 NZPA - Niwa denies ACT Party leader Rodney Hide's claim that it has misled cabinet ministers over temperature measurements showing global warming in New Zealand.

Hide alleges Niwa misled cabinet over temperature rise

Hide alleges Niwa misled cabinet over temperature rise
Wellington, May 6 NZPA - ACT Party leader Rodney Hide alleges state science company Niwa has misled cabinet ministers over New Zealand's official temperature measurements pertaining to global warming.

Extension of water PPPs in local govt not privatisation - Hide

Extension of water PPPs in local govt not privatisation - Hide
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Opposition claims that legislation allowing councils to contract out water services to private companies amounts to privatisation are wrong, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide says.

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