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Cabinet members, govt MPs want ETS defered -- ACT MP

Cabinet members, govt MPs want ETS defered -- ACT MP
Wellington, May 2 NZPA - National Party backbenchers and senior government ministers want to defer the emissions trading scheme (ETS) after Australia sidelined its own scheme, ACT MP John Boscawen says. The New Zealand scheme was scheduled to begin on July 1.

Bill will hold councils to account, Hide says

Bill will hold councils to account, Hide says
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - Local Government Minister Rodney Hide has introduced legislation to Parliament which he says will make councils more accountable to ratepayers.

Government's ETS stance slammed by ACT leader

Government's ETS stance slammed by ACT leader
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - The Government's plan to continue with the emissions trading scheme (ETS), despite Australia having decided to put it on hold, has been labelled "rash and foolish" by ACT Party leader Rodney Hide.

Peter Wilson: UN Declaration Surrounded By Confusion

Surprising misconceptions and startling contradictions surround the Government's affirmation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Councillors bow out as commissioners take over

Councillors bow out as commissioners take over
Wellington, April 23 NZPA - While the dismissal of elected members of Canterbury Regional Council, Ecan, ended in emotion and tears yesterday, the Government's choice of replacement commissioners was applauded by Irrigation NZ.

Seats still warm as commissioners introduced

Seats still warm as commissioners introduced
Christchurch, April 22 NZPA - With the seats of the sacked Ecan councillors still warm after their final meeting in Christchurch today, cabinet ministers Rodney Hide and Nick Smith were introducing the newly appointed "repair" commissioners to take their place.

Environment Canterbury Commissioners appointed

Environment Canterbury Commissioners appointed
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - Government fix-it specialist Dame Margaret Bazley is to take over as chair of commissioners overseeing Environment Canterbury, and fixing Canterbury's water issues.

Lawyer warns declaration may have impact

Lawyer warns declaration may have impact
Wellington, April 21 NZPA - United Nations declarations are often a first step towards binding conventions public law specialist Mai Chen said today, a day after the Government's affirmation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Maori Party was duped, Goff says

Maori Party was duped, Goff says
Wellington, April 21 NZPA - Labour is accusing the Government of making a secret deal with the Maori Party which it says is severely stressing National's relationship with its partners.

UN declaration divides Government support parties

Wellington, April 20 NZPA - ACT leader Rodney Hide has lashed out at National for giving New Zealand's support of the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous people, calling it an appalling act that would divide the country and saying it breached the agreement between the two parti

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