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Greens: Govt's Oceans Plan Sinks The Environment

Greens: Govt's Oceans Plan Sinks The Environment

The Labour Government has yet again let down New Zealanders and the environment this time by back-tracking on its promise to protect New Zealand's oceans.

New List MP For The Green Party

27 June 2008 - The Chief Electoral Officer has declared:

Russel Norman

from Wellington elected to Parliament from The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand list.

The vacancy arises from the retirement from Parliament of Nandor Tanczos.

Tolley: Boards Of Trustees Abandoned In Hours Of Need

27 June 2008 - Imperilled boards of trustees are waiting years for help from the Ministry of Education because staff have been given no guidance on when to intervene, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

Peters Welcomes Nth Korean Declaration

Peters Welcomes Nth Korean Declaration

27 JUNE 2008 - North Korea has strongly signaled its commitment to denuclearization by submitting a declaration of its nuclear programmes to the Chinese government, says Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters.

Anderton: Meat Industry Stills Needs A Visionary Strategy

Anderton: Meat Industry Stills Needs A Visionary Strategy

27 June 2008 - Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today that he was disappointed the Meat and Wool New Zealand's industry taskforce had been disbanded.

Mallard: Legislation To Safeguard Ocean Ecosystems

27 June 2008 - To help safeguard New Zealand's ocean ecosystems, the government is drafting legislation to manage the environmental effects of currently unregulated activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Environment Minister Trevor Mallard announced today.

Okeroa: Call For Submissions For Marine Mammal Sanctuaries

Okeroa: Call For Submissions For Marine Mammal Sanctuaries

27 June 2008 - A Notice of Intention to establish four new marine mammal sanctuaries was announced today by Acting Conservation Minister Mahara Okeroa. The public have until 23 July to make a written submission on the proposals.

Greens: Supermarket Mark-Up On Kiwi Staples Surprising

Greens: Supermarket Mark-Up On Kiwi Staples Surprising

The Green Party has renewed calls for a Commerce Commission investigation into supermarket pricing practises and has revealed the large mark ups that supermarkets have placed on two Kiwi staples.

Mapp: AG Slams Lack Of Info For Defence Audit

Mapp: AG Slams Lack Of Info For Defence Audit

It is a disgrace that the Auditor-General has been unable to complete an audit into defence acquisitions because parties involved were unable to provide him with all the necessary information, says National's Defence spokesman, Wayne Mapp.

Brownlee: Cullen Scores Own Goal In Desperate Attack

Brownlee: Cullen Scores Own Goal In Desperate Attack

National Party Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says Michael Cullen and Labour have scored an embarrassing own goal in their desperate attempts to make political mileage out of a reported comment by John Key.