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Speech : Notion Of Motion - Chile Earthquake

Speech : Notion Of Motion - Chile Earthquake

EarthquakeChile16 March 2010

Mining Proposals Worse Than Forest & Bird Feared

Mining Proposals Worse Than Forest & Bird Feared

Forest & Bird is alarmed to learn that the Government wants to mine even more national parks and other top conservation land than it expected.

Accounting, Auditing Standards Setting Transfer To Be Fast-Tracked

Accounting, Auditing Standards Setting Transfer To Be Fast-Tracked

Commerce Minister Simon Power today announced that all accounting and auditing standards-setting responsibilities will be consolidated within the External Reporting Board.

The External Reporting Board will replace the Accounting Standards Review Board next year.

Justice Minister Welcomes Visit By West Australian Counterpart

Justice Minister Welcomes Visit By West Australian Counterpart

Justice Minister Simon Power today welcomed Western Australia's Attorney General, and Minister for Corrective Services to Wellington.

Christian Porter, who is one of the youngest members of the WA Parliament, is visiting New Zealand this week.

Greens: Despite Key's Retreat, Mining Companies Rule The Roost

Greens: Despite Key's Retreat, Mining Companies Rule The Roost

John Key's Government is running scared from public opposition to mining, but won't let go of the idea, the Green Party said today.

"The 500,000 ha of proposed mining in protected areas has been reduced to 7,000 ha of mining," said Metiria Turei, Green Party Co-leader.

Environmental Defence Society Disappointed With Schedule 4 Mining Review

Environmental Defence Society Disappointed With Schedule 4 Mining Review

The Environmental Defence Society says it's disappointed at the tone and content of the Schedule 4 review.

Government's Mining Proposal

The Government is proposing to open up more than 7000 hectares of conservation land for mining on Coromandel, Paparoa and Stewart Island.

Coromandel Watchdog: Mining Plans Contemptible

The Government's decision to allow mining -- even open-pit mining - in pristine areas of Coromandel conservation land and our National Parks is contemptible, says Coromandel Watchdog spokesperson Denis Tegg.

Time To Discuss Maximising Our Mineral Potential

Time To Discuss Maximising Our Mineral Potential

Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee and Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson today released a discussion paper containing a suite of measures to facilitate the environmentally responsible development of New Zealand's extensive mineral estate.

$2 Worker Case Signals Concerning Level Of Abuse

The latest case of worker exploitation on Marlborough vineyards signals a concerning level of exploitation of workers in Aotearoa, the Maori Party says.