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Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley has announced three appointments to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.
Investment in oil and gas exploration will receive a significant boost with the award of 10 exploration permits, announced by Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley today.
The North Island Grid Upgrade Project will ensure New Zealand can keep up with growing electricity demand by providing a new power link into Auckland, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley said today.
The Government insulation programme Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart has reached its original target of insulating 188,500 homes – ahead of schedule and below budget, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley announced today.
Cabinet has approved further changes to the Crown Minerals (Permitting and Crown Land) Bill currently before the Commerce Committee, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley says.
Gas consumers are better informed and supply contracts are becoming more customer-friendly, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley said today.
Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley has welcomed the start of the Block Offer 2013 process for awarding oil and gas exploration permits.
Housing Minister Phil Heatley has congratulated Housing New Zealand’s Canterbury tenancy services team on its success at the annual Australasian Housing Institute Awards in Sydney.
Housing New Zealand has met its target of completing repairs to 212 earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch by the end of October.
The Government is calling for public feedback on proposed changes to royalties and the taxation of minerals.
Housing Minister Phil Heatley says the $34.4 million upgrade to Wellington’s Central Park Apartments is a great example of good quality social housing. Mr Heatley and Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown reopened the complex this afternoon.
Housing Minister Phil Heatley says the Government is already in the process of implementing key components of the Productivity Commission's advice to address affordable housing, and has plans for more action.
CHRISTCHURCH — Housing New Zealand’s new offices in central Christchurch have been officially opened by Housing Minister Phil Heatley.
The Government's review of the October 2011 Maui gas pipeline outage and subsequent work shows that steps needed to strengthen the gas system are being taken, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley said today.
GISBORNE — Minister of Energy and Resources Phil Heatley has congratulated Gisborne region homeowners, charitable trusts, and insulation installers on achieving the greatest regional uptake of the Government’s Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart insulation programme.
A new tool to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to cut their power costs by switching electricity providers is a welcome initiative, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley says.
Housing Minister Phil Heatley has released the Social Housing Fund Allocation Plan, setting out how the $104.1 million allocated in this year’s Budget will be spent on funding non-government housing providers over the next three years.
A joint economic development study has been commissioned to look at the potential for and benefits of developing an oil and gas industry on the North Island’s East Coast.
Changes to gas and electrical certification regimes mean safer outcomes for consumers, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley and Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson said today.
A new Bill to strengthen management of Crown-owned minerals passed its first reading in Parliament today.
Truckies and fleet operators could each save tens of thousands of dollars every year under a new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) programme launched by Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley at Parliament today.
CANTERBURY — Over 150 households have been accommodated and moved through Canterbury’s three temporary accommodation villages since the first of them, at Kaiapoi, was set up in July last year, Housing Minister Phil Heatley said today.
Housing New Zealand has terminated 312 tenancies in the year to 30 June 2012 after investigations found the tenants had obtained a state house or taxpayer-subsidised rent by lying about their circumstances, Housing Minister Phil Heatley said today.
The 2012 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards presented in Auckland last night were welcome recognition of excellence and achievement across the electricity, oil, gas and petroleum industries in New Zealand, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley says.
Meridian Energy’s Mill Creek wind farm near Wellington is a welcome boost to the local economy and will be a significant contributor to future renewable energy, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley says.
AUCKLAND CITY — The Government and the Auckland Council signed a Heads of Agreement today to jointly form New Zealand’s first urban redevelopment company to transform Tâmaki (including Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure) in Auckland over the next 15-25 years.
Enid Ratahi-Pryor has been appointed to the Housing New Zealand Corporation board for a three-year term, Housing Minister Phil Heatley announced today.
Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley heads overseas today to attend the 10th APEC Energy Ministers Meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, and the Ministerial Forum on Offshore Energy Safety in Norway.
CHRISTCHURCH — Social Housing Unit funding is to provide 25 new housing units for vulnerable people living in Christchurch.
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