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Anderton: Regulated Milk Price And Quantity The Same Next Year

22 August 2008 - The time is not right for increases in the price of milk and dairy products for domestic consumers, Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today.

Greens: Landslide Response To Greens' Call For Ets Input

Greens: Landslide Response To Greens' Call For Ets Input

22 August 2008 - The Green Party is facing a busy weekend at the computer as views from the public on their ETS decision flood in.

ETS Must Pass Despite Weaknesses

ETS Must Pass Despite Weaknesses
Wellington, New Zealand — Despite shortcomings, it is imperative that New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) is passed into law this parliamentary term, says Greenpeace.

Family First NZ: CYF Notifications Up - Actual Abuse Down

Family First NZ: CYF Notifications Up - Actual Abuse Down

22 August 2008 - Family First NZ says there is further evidence that CYF's limited resources are being wasted, with a 'blow-out' in CYF notifications but the levels of actual abuse not increasing, or at worst not being caught.

UnitedFuture: Emissions Trading Scheme Still Set To Hit Household Budgets

22 August 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says the government's emissions trading scheme will still hit household budgets hard, despite claims by the Greens and New Zealand First that they have negotiated improvements.

Fitzsimons: Greens Seek Opinions From Kiwis On ETS

Fitzsimons: Greens Seek Opinions From Kiwis On ETS

The Green Party is facing a difficult decision over whether to lend its support to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Chadwick: First Members Appointed To Family Violence Committee

Associate Health Minister Steve Chadwick today announced the appointment of the inaugural members of the Family Violence Death Review Committee.

Smith: Aussie Exodus Reaches City-Like Proportions

Smith: Aussie Exodus Reaches City-Like Proportions

The number of people leaving to live in Australia in the past 12 months would have almost enough numbers to start an entire city of their own, says National's Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith.

Mallard: Govt Backing Of America's Cup Team Pays Dividends

Mallard: Govt Backing Of America's Cup Team Pays Dividends

21 August 2008 - The government's $33.75 million investment in Emirates Team New Zealand boosted the New Zealand economy by around $2 for every dollar of public funding, Associate Finance Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

Greens: Sewage Ponds Overflow At Lake Horowhenua

Greens: Sewage Ponds Overflow At Lake Horowhenua

21 AUGUST 2008 - Sewage ponds have overflowed at the Lake Horowhenua treatment plant with only new unlined earth banks keeping them from spilling into the lake.