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Coal mine deal dirty: green groups
23 May 2013
Green groups are accusing the government of doing a swift deal in allowing an Australian company a new Buller coal mine in exchange for $22m.
Govt needs to stop merger: principal
Hundreds of people have turned out to protest the possible closure of Phillipstown School in Christchurch ahead of a final announcement next week....
Clark climbs amid world's powerful women
Former prime minister Helen Clark has jumped 13 places to be ranked the 21st most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes magazine....
Greens suspicious about `mega-schools'
The government could be using Christchurch to experiment with school mergers and "mega-schools" could be foisted on other cities, the Greens say....
Four schools to merge in Christchurch
Four schools will merge in eastern Christchurch but Chisnallwood Intermediate will continue, Education Minister Hekia Parata says....
IPCA recommendations too weak: Maori Party
The Maori Party says the IPCA's recommendations in its report on the Ruatoki raids are weak and it wants the Search and Surveillance Act repealed....
NZ peacekeeper offer for Middle East
New Zealand could send peacekeeping troops to support a peace deal between Israel and Palestine, if one can be brokered....
`Year of hell' for Salisbury School
Opposition parties say Education Minister Hekia Parata needlessly put Nelson's Salisbury School through 'a year of hell'....
McCully hails relationship with US
Foreign Minister Murray McCully tells a US/NZ Partnership Forum in Washington that the relationship has progressed from "suboptimal" to excellent....
Greens to contest by-election
The Green Party will on Friday choose their candidate to contest the Ikaroa-Rawhiti seat left vacant after the death of Parekura Horomia....
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