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Brownlee backtracks on mining permits

Brownlee backtracks on mining permits
Wellington, March 26 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee told Parliament yesterday the previous Labour government issued 218 permits for mining on conservation land, and accused it of hypocrisy for attacking the Government's proposals.

Labour rejects 'hypocrisy' tag

Labour rejects 'hypocrisy' tag
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee accused the Labour Party of hypocrisy today when he revealed the previous government approved 218 permits for mining on conservation land.

State sector mergers announced

State sector mergers announced
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - The Government says merging several agencies into ministries will improve their efficiency and effectiveness but will require job losses. Labour's Grant Robertson said the changes were not backed by research and would have a large impact for little savings.

Govt accuses Labour of hypocrisy over mining

Govt accuses Labour of hypocrisy over mining
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee accused the Labour Party of hypocrisy today when he revealed the previous government approved 218 permits for mining on conservation land.

Tourism Board keeps out of mining debate

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - The New Zealand Tourism Board is refusing to be drawn into the debate over mining on conservation land, saying it wants to be clear of the facts before offering an opinion on whether it will damage the "100 percent Pure" tourism brand.

Petitions on adult education presented

Petitions on adult education presented
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - Opponents to cuts to adult education, including two MPs, had a chance to vent their feelings before a parliamentary select committee today.

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 as part of an article lashing the country's green credentials.

Welfare reforms worry opposition parties

Welfare reforms worry opposition parties
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - Opposition parties are urging the Government to make sure children don't suffer because of welfare reforms which put pressure on beneficiaries to return to work.

Twyford philosophical about loss

Twyford philosophical about loss
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Labour list MP Phil Twyford is not saying whether he will continue on his elusive quest for an electorate candidacy at the next election.

Key rules out open cast mining

Key rules out open cast mining
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - There will be no open cast mining on Great Barrier Island or in the Coromandel, Prime Minister John Key assured Parliament today when he came under sustained attack over Government proposals to open up some of the conservation estate's protected land.

Labour MP ready for Waitakere battle

Labour MP ready for Waitakere battle
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Young Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni says she has already started her drive to win west Auckland's Waitakere electorate from National counterpart Paula Bennett.

Labour says Maori Party struggles to get gains

Labour says Maori Party struggles to get gains
Wellington, March 22 NZPA - Labour say the Maori Party is struggling to deliver for Maori as a small party in a support arrangement with the Government.

Carmel Sepuloni wins Labour's Waitakere seat nomination

Carmel Sepuloni wins Labour's Waitakere seat nomination
Wellington, March 20 NZPA - The Labour Party has chosen list MP Carmel Sepuloni as its candidate for Waitakere at the next general election.

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.

New regulatory scheme for natural health products

New regulatory scheme for natural health products
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - The Green Party and the Government have worked out a proposal to set up a stand-alone New Zealand regulator for natural health products.

Member's bill aimed at protecting investors drafted

Member's bill aimed at protecting investors drafted
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - Labour MP Lianne Dalziel has drafted a bill to ensure investors benefit from action taken by regulators against investment companies. However, ANZ Bank says the bill - if passed - would mean settlements were never finalised.

Committee to consider stockbroker rules

Committee to consider stockbroker rules
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - Tougher rules for stockbrokers are going to be considered as part of a parliamentary select committee's consideration of the Financial Service Providers (Pre-Implementation Adjustments) Bill.

Nick Smith Said No Decision On Ecan Comm Yet

Nick Smith Said No Decision On Ecan Comm Yet
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - A Labour MP says former National prime minister Jenny Shipley is to be put in charge of Canterbury's regional council but Environment Minister Nick Smith says such decisions haven't been made yet.

National Hypocritical Over Leaks, Labour Says

National Hypocritical Over Leaks, Labour Says
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - The National Party is being accused of acting in a hypocritical manner over its response to leaks of information contained in confidential Cabinet papers.

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.

Further Cuts Will Handicap TVNZ, Say MPs

Further Cuts Will Handicap TVNZ, Say MPs
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - Cutting back further on TVNZ's news and current affairs budget is short-sighted and will lead only to a downward spiral in the broadcaster's ability to operate in a competitive environment, Opposition MPs say.

Cabinet Leaks Show High Level Of Frustration, Labour Says

Cabinet Leaks Show High Level Of Frustration, Labour Says
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, March 18 NZPA - Leaks involving confidential National Party Cabinet documents shows there is a growing level of frustration at the secrecy surrounding issues which potentially have a big impact on the public, Labour MPs say.

Public Services Will Deteriorate, Labour Warns

Public Services Will Deteriorate, Labour Warns
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - The public will inevitably notice deteriorating public services because of the Government's job cuts, the Labour Party says.

MP Called A Liar, Minister Walks Out

MP Called A Liar, Minister Walks Out
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Associate Health Minister Jonathan Coleman walked out of Parliament's debating chamber tonight rather than apologise for calling a Labour MP a liar.

Aorangi School Was Closed Too Quickly, MP Says

Aorangi School Was Closed Too Quickly, MP Says
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Children who were forced to leave Christchurch's Aorangi School when it was closed last year have inadequate facilities for bilingual education at Burnside Primary, Labour MP Lianne Dalziel says.

Greens Question PM Over Mining Subsidy

Greens Question PM Over Mining Subsidy
Wellington, March 16 NZPA - The Government did not deny in Parliament today that it plans to give the mining industry a $4 million subsidy to survey three national parks.

Labour Defends Super Gold Card

Labour Defends Super Gold Card
Wellington, March 16 NZPA - Labour has defended the lack of means-testing on SuperGold privileges saying it makes it easier to administer.

Key says NZ-Aust union not going to happen

Key says NZ-Aust union not going to happen
Wellington, March 15 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand needs to fix problems itself and merging with Australia is no answer.

Labour MP accuses council of politicising Pasifika

Labour MP accuses council of politicising Pasifika
Wellington, March 13 NZPA - Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni has accused Auckland City Council officials of preventing MPs from her party from being allowed to speak on the main stage at the Pasifika Festival in Auckland today.

Govt appeases pensioners over SuperGold card

Govt appeases pensioners over SuperGold card
Wellington, March 12 NZPA - The Government has moved quickly to appease pensioners concerned their SuperGold card privileges may be eroded because of the scheme's escalating costs.

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