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`It wasn't my fault' says Green's co-leader

`It wasn't my fault' says Green's co-leader
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Russel Norman has been told off by Speaker Lockwood Smith for getting in the way of a Chinese delegation on its way into Parliament, but he says it wasn't his fault.

Speaker sets rules for MP protests

Speaker sets rules for MP protests
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Parliament's Speaker, Lockwood Smith, has set some rules for MPs who want to demonstrate on the forecourt following the scuffle involving Green's co-leader Russel Norman when Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping visited last month.

Uranium ore very low risk, Key says

Uranium ore very low risk, Key says
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Uranium ore that is being shipped through New Zealand ports is an extremely low-risk material, Prime Minister John Key says.

Uranium ore shipments anti-nuclear breach, say Greens

Uranium ore shipments anti-nuclear breach, say Greens
Wellington, June 24 NZPA - The shipment of uranium ore through New Zealand waters is a serious breach of the anti-nuclear policy, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says.

ETS a balancing act

ETS a balancing act
The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is complex, confusing and difficult to get agreement on, but as New Zealand prepares for its impact from July 1 Climate Change Minister Nick Smith is confident the right balance has been struck. CHRIS ORMOND of NZPA reports.

Uranium shipment breaches anti-nuc policy - Greens

Wellington, June 24 NZPA - The shipment of uranium ore through New Zealand waters is a serious breach of the anti-nuclear policy, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says.

Rudd fell because he didn't make deal with Greens - Norman

Wellington, June 24 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Russel Norman said the "unravelling" of former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd started, in part, because he was not able to make a deal with the Australian Green Party over the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Green co-leader calls for local powers to have priority

Green co-leader calls for local powers to have priority
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Local security should be in charge when foreign dignitaries visit New Zealand, Green co-leader Russel Norman says.

Visitor's dignity should be protected - English

Visitor's dignity should be protected - English
By Maggie Tait and Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Visiting leaders should not be put in a position where their dignity was at risk, Acting Prime Minister Bill English says.

Security to be reviewed after scuffle outside Parliament

Security to be reviewed after scuffle outside Parliament
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Parliament's security is likely to be tightened after the scuffle on Friday when Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping arrived.

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