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Govt will do all it can to prevent oil spill here

Govt will do all it can to prevent oil spill here
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 1 NZPA - The Government will do "all it can" to ensure there is adequate environmental protection before future deep-sea drilling in New Zealand following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Put oil exploration on hold, Greens say

Put oil exploration on hold, Greens say
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - The Green Party is calling on the Government to put deep water oil exploration on hold until the exact cause of the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe is identified and ways are found to prevent the same thing happening elsewhere.

Greens say Super Fund will want piece of Kiwibank

Greens say Super Fund will want piece of Kiwibank
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - Selling Kiwibank to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund would not protect it from ending up in foreign hands, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says.

English pressed by Aussie on Kiwi asset

English pressed by Aussie on Kiwi asset
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English defended Australian-owned banks today as he continued to field questions in Parliament about the Government's stance on the future ownership of Kiwibank.

Key not surprised by Knowles' resignation

Key not surprised by Knowles' resignation
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he wasn't surprised to learn Kiwibank chief executive Sam Knowles had announced his resignation. "He told me some time ago he was thinking of standing down," Mr Key told reporters.

Key continues firefighting Kiwibank sale comments

Key continues firefighting Kiwibank sale comments
Wellington, May 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key was today still dampening down concerns that his Government would sell off Kiwibank.

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.

Change lending rules - manufacturers and exporters' group

Change lending rules - manufacturers and exporters' group
By Dave Williams of NZPA Wellington, May 19 NZPA - Reserve Bank Governor Allan Bollard says he will not crack the whip on banks to try to force them to lend to businesses to promote economic recovery -- amid a call for rule changes to promote business lending.

Bollard grilled on banks' business lending

Bollard grilled on banks' business lending
By David Williams of NZPA Wellington, May 19 NZPA - Reserve Bank Governor Allan Bollard says he will not crack the whip on the country's banks to try and force them to lend to businesses to promote economic recovery.

Budget will target tax avoidance - Key

Budget will target tax avoidance - Key
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Tax avoidance will be targeted in Thursday's budget, Prime Minister John Key says.

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