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Cows are not the only problem for Parker

The Prime Minister displayed a slightly more diplomatic approach than her environment minister when asked yesterday whether New Zealand had too many cows. Sher dodged answering that directly at her weekly p…
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: National MPs Chris Bishop and Erica Stanford; former Green leadership candidate, Vernon Tava and National Party Leader, Simon bridges, at the Blue Greens Forum. 

Bridges to redefine National

On Saturday the National Party began a debate the outcome of which its leader believes will redefine it. The party is grappling with climate change. Because of its strong rural base, and the possibility th…
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Parker wants an end to lifestyle blocks

Environment Minister David Parker moved yesterday to protect some of the country’s most productive soils from housing. And his move could mean the end of MacMansion-type lifestyle subdivisions in areas li…
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: Environment Minister David Parker

Parker in the water wars again

Environment Minister David Parker is continuing to blame farmers for poor water quality in rivers even though figures out yesterday show some improvements. During the election campaign, Parker provoked farm…
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: The green Government faces Victoria University students:  NZ First Minister, Shane Jones; Greens Co-Leader, james Shaw; PM, Jacinda Ardern; Energy Minister, megan Woods

Defining moment for Ardern

Jacinda Ardern was thinking about what to do with offshore oil exploration from well before she became Prime Minister. In the early 2000s as a Labour staffer, she worked with New Plymouth MP, Harry Dynhoven…
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