A hoax website was created by the Greenpeace activists as a measure of protest against deep sea oil drilling.
An identical website of Energy Minister Simon Bridges official government page was created which when opened cover the screen with a black cloud swirling across leaving it completely black except for a message against oil drilling. The cloud represented an oil spill spreading across the sea.
Barry Eichengreen, the U. S. economics professor says Australia and New Zealand could consider a common currency to address concern over their exchange rates as overvalued.
He said, "Monetary union between Australia and New Zealand is an interesting possibility to contemplate."
The Government has established that New Zealand emitters with obligations under the emissions trading scheme (ETS) will only be able to use internationally traded Kyoto Protocol emission units to meet their ETS obligations only till May 2015.
Today the Government awarded 10 new oil and gas exploration permits as a result of this year's "block offer".
Statoil, Norwegian oil giant and Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Australia's largest independent oil company, are joining the hunt for oil and gas in New Zealand.
The New Zealand government's plan to upgrade the country's predominantly slow Internet service is facing some difficulty after accountants established the fact that the main contractor has come across some financial problems.
However, Prime Minister John Key said that the schedule for the ultra-fast broadband rollout will not be changed, despite a report saying Chorus is not delivering on its contracts.
It has happened for the first time that PSA-V, the kiwifruit vine-killing disease, has been found in a kiwifruit orchard in Kumeu.
In order to control the situation, authorities concerned have quarantined the radius of 10 km around the infected orchard, which is near Auckland. Chief executive Barry O'Neil has affirmed that it is quite upsetting to know about the incident that has taken place.
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