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In a World flooded by people claiming that climate change is the harbinger of doom for all of us, that we have abused our planet to such an extent that its own fails safe devices will fail and that there is such blatant evidence all indicating this tragedy Rodney Hide is here to point out our folly in believing such nonsense. He is or voice of reason in a world gone crazy and we should really thank him for helping Key to make such positive decisions as the Thermal Energy Repeal. He strides across the open chasms of ignorance lays his flaming torch of truth and honour at the feet of the evil titans of deceit.

Brownlee: Biofuel Obligation Law Repealed

Brownlee: Biofuel Obligation Law Repealed

17 December 2008 - Energy and Resources Minister, Gerry Brownlee, has welcomed the passing of the biofuel law, describing it as a pragmatic environmental step.

The law removes the obligation on oil companies to sell a small percentage of their fuel blended with biofuels.

English: Purchase Of NZ Steel Business Assets Declined

English: Purchase Of NZ Steel Business Assets Declined

17 December 2008 - Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd's proposed acquisition of the business assets of New Zealand Steel Mining Ltd, a subsidiary of BlueScope Steel Ltd, has been declined, says Finance Minister Bill English.

Joyce: Minister Working With Taxi Industry In Wake Of Murder

Joyce: Minister Working With Taxi Industry In Wake Of Murder

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has asked officials to work with the taxi industry to explore options available to improve driver safety.

Carter: Briefing Summarises Issues Facing Older New Zealanders

Carter: Briefing Summarises Issues Facing Older New Zealanders

Senior Citizens Minister John Carter says the ministerial briefing on his new portfolio provides a useful summary of the issues facing older New Zealanders.

Libz Welcome Lift From The Gloom

Libz Welcome Lift From The Gloom

Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath commended National's decision to overturn the ban on incandescent light bulbs, saying it represented a move away from the Nanny State attitude that was a hallmark of the Clark administration.

Smith: Government Announces 2009/10 Levy Rates

Smith: Government Announces 2009/10 Levy Rates

16 December 2008 - The Government is to reluctantly increase ACC levies for employers and workers next year - less than those recommended by officials, ACC Minister Nick Smith says.

Power: Minister Releases Justice Briefing

Power: Minister Releases Justice Briefing

16 December 2008 - The Government's quick moves to change the laws on bail and on sentencing for crimes against children show its action plan for law and order is well on course, Justice Minister Simon Power said today in releasing the briefing document from the Ministry of Justice.

Power: Minister Unhappy At Extra $12m For New Court

Power: Minister Unhappy At Extra $12m For New Court

16 December 2008 - Justice Minister Simon Power says he will run "an iron ruler" over the cost of Wellington's new Supreme Court building after being told the Government has inherited a $12 million increase on the project.

Brownlee: Thermal Ban Repeal

Brownlee: Thermal Ban Repeal

16 December 2008 - A Bill repealing the 10-year ban on building thermal power stations has been tabled in Parliament by Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee.