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ECan decision outrages opposition MPs

ECan decision outrages opposition MPs
By Chris Ormond of NZPA

PM rejects IMF call for further spending cuts

PM rejects IMF call for further spending cuts
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has rejected suggestions by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the Government needs to go further in cutting spending, saying plenty of progress is already being made in that area.

Influential magazine slams NZ's green record

Influential magazine slams NZ's green record
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 24 NZPA - The Economist magazine has criticised the Government's decision to mine on protected land in part of an article lashing the country's green credentials.

Mackenzie country faces more challenges, Greens say

Mackenzie country faces more challenges, Greens say
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - Canterbury's Mackenzie country isn't safe despite a plan for intensive dairy farming being shelved, the Green Party says. The plan by three companies to create intensive dairy farms has been put on hold because the consent process is too costly.

Dirtier Dairying Triggers Call For Regulation

Dirtier Dairying Triggers Call For Regulation
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - An environmental lobbyist says dairying is getting dirtier and the Government should intervene and set easily-enforced standards to fight contamination of waterways and groundwater.

Greens Wary Of Fuel Price Spikes

Greens Wary Of Fuel Price Spikes
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - The days of affordable fuel are coming to an end and the Government needs to rein in its spending on roading infrastructure and target alternative transport, the Green Party says.

RNZ Supporters Protest At Parliament

RNZ Supporters Protest At Parliament
Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - More than 100 people, some carrying transistors tuned in to Radio New Zealand, turned up outside Parliament today to protest a funding freeze.

Greens Attack Water Review As Acting In Farmers' Interests

Greens Attack Water Review As Acting In Farmers' Interests
Wellington, Feb 22 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Russel Norman has attacked the review of water management in Canterbury, saying it is pandering to the self-interest of dairy farmers

MPs Getting Wary Of Ministerial Credit Cards

MPs Getting Wary Of Ministerial Credit Cards
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - MPs appear to be taking steps to ensure they don't get caught up in credit card spending controversies by reverting from taking them out of their wallets altogether.

New Cow Code Out

(Adds comment) Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - A new code covering the welfare of dairy cattle was released today, but it does not take into account factory farming.

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