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No New Tree Planting This Parliamentary Term

Climate Change Minister Nick Smith is "badly misreading commercial and economic realities" if he thinks the Government's planned changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will lead to the private sector resuming tree planting, the Kyoto Forestry Association (KFA) said today.

Rodney's Super-Sized Super City Blunder

Rodney's Super-Sized Super City Blunder

24 July 2009 - Rodney Hide's most recent super-sized super city blunder is yet another example of why his reform plans have met with such widespread scepticism, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Ginger Nuts Missing From Shelves

Ginger Nuts Missing From Shelves

Griffin's ginger nuts have been missing from supermarket shelves lately.

Griffin's closed its Lower Hutt factory and moved to Auckland at the end of last year.

Barlow Book To Detail Convicted Killer's Battle For Freedom

Wellington, July 9 NZPA - Wife of convicted double murderer John Barlow, Angela Barlow, says the couple have written a book to present evidence.

The London-based Privy Council -- the final court of appeal -- rejected Barlow's last appeal yesterday.

Chch Teenagers Get Measles, More Cases Expected

Wellington, July 4 NZPA - Health officials are working to contain a measles outbreak in Christchurch.

Four teenagers at Christchurch Boys' High School have caught the potentially lethal infection, with a fifth case suspected.

Man Who Slashed Throat In Courtroom Already Potential Risk

Wellington, July 1 NZPA - A man who stabbed himself in the throat while being sentenced on child pornography charges h ad previously tried to harm himself.

Radio New Zealand Charter Marred By Freeze

Radio New Zealand Charter Marred By Freeze

The welcome introduction of a bill renewing Radio New Zealand's charter is marred by a freeze on its funding, says Labour's broadcasting spokesman Brendon Burns.

Contaminated Drums And Soil Removed From New Plymouth Park

Contaminated Drums And Soil Removed From New Plymouth Park

Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Taranaki Regional Council says it has removed drum remnants and soil contaminated with toxic chemicals, including dioxin, from a New Plymouth park.

Two Appear In Court After Body Found In Backseat Of Car

Two Appear In Court After Body Found In Backseat Of Car

Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Two people have been remanded in custody after they appeared in court accused of killing Hamilton man Piki Kingi.

The blanket-wrapped body of the 38-year-old was found in his car in Hamilton East yesterday, where it had been for four days.

Crown Plea Bargain Offer Untrue - Lawyer

Crown Plea Bargain Offer Untrue - Lawyer

Wellington, June 12 NZPA - Claims the Crown in the David Bain retrial offered the defence a plea bargain are incorrect, the chief defence lawyer says.