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SIS closes files on MPs

SIS closes files on MPs
By Maggie Tait and Kate Chapman of NZPA

Greens leader clashes with Chinese delegation

Greens leader clashes with Chinese delegation
By Maggie Tait and Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 18 NZPA - Green MP co-leader Russel Norman has laid a complaint with police after members of a Chinese delegation were able to push him, hit him with an umbrella and rip a Tibetan flag from his grasp.

Chinese vice president in New Zealand

Chinese vice president in New Zealand
Auckland, June 17 NZPA - China sheltered New Zealand from the worst impacts of the recession, its Vice President Xi Jinping was told today. Mr Xi is in New Zealand for a three-day visit, along with more than 100 senior business leaders.

Definition of frontline not needed - Ryall

Definition of frontline not needed - Ryall
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 16 NZPA - State Services Minister Tony Ryall refused to define frontline services today, telling a select committee there was no point as New Zealanders already knew.

National policy statement on water this year

National policy statement on water this year
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - New Zealand will have a national policy statement on water but it will not be rushed, Environment Minister Nick Smith says.

No NZ deep water drilling likely before Gulf verdict

Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Crown Minerals chief petroleum geologist Richard Cook says no one is planning to do any deep water drilling for oil or gas around New Zealand over the next 18 months, by which time more should be known about the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

NZ should follow Norway and ban drilling until Gulf spill sorted

NZ should follow Norway and ban drilling until Gulf spill sorted
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 9 NZPA - The Greens want the Government to follow the example of Norway, which has said it will not allow deepwater drilling until the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been fully investigated.

Goff says strong Green result would be good for Labour

Goff says strong Green result would be good for Labour
Wellington, June 8 NZPA - The Labour Party would welcome a strong Green vote, leader Phil Goff says. During their weekend conference Greens co-leader Russel Norman said the party would be aiming for more than 10 percent of the vote.

Greens need to link economy to environment: Norman

Greens need to link economy to environment: Norman
Wellington, June 6 NZPA - New Zealanders needed to understand that a healthy economy relies on a healthy environment, Green co-leader Russel Norman told his party's conference in Christchurch today.

Greens need to link economy to environment: Norman

Greens need to link economy to environment: Norman
Wellington, June 6 NZPA - Linking the economy to the environment in the minds of voters is the Green Party's challenge, co-leader Russel Norman told the party's annual conference to Christchurch today.

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