Ruth Dyson

Type: Person
Name: Ruth Dyson
Title: Minister - Ministry of Women's Affairs (New Zealand)
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Conservation Minister threatens legal action against Fish and Game (Newstalk ZB)

Conservation Minister Nick Smith is threatening legal action against Fish and Game council members who accused him of trying to gag the organisation.Dr Smith admits he told the statutory body to focus on freshwater advocacy, rather than criticising the ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - 6 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 4 reports

Nick Smith denies bullying Fish and Game

Conservation Minister Nick Smith has rejected allegations of political interference after Fish & Game accused him of "bullying" it into pulling a campaign for cleaning up rivers and lakes.Smith said he was considering legal action against Association ... [Published Timaru Herald - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Opinion: Quit offer should've been taken

Brownlee broke rules of his own portfolio with airport breach and must face music.Gerry Brownlee's offer to quit his Transport duties should've been accepted by John Key, writes John Armstrong. Photo / NZ Herald Should the PM have accepted Gerry Brownlee's ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

ECan failing on smog limits

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is on a ministerial list of councils that will probably not achieve the required standard of air quality, even after its unpopular clampdown on older-style log burners and thermal imaging of suspect chimneys.Air pollution ... [Published The Press NZ - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

We must act to save our dolphins

A new report makes it clear for the urgent need to protect Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins while arguing it is clear that there is no need for further research, says Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Ruth Dyson.“Labour backs the public call for protection. ... [Published Scoop - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Labour supports disability law repeal

Updated 1 minute agoThe Labour Party is joining the Green Party and promising to repeal what it calls a draconian law if it's elected.Ruth Dyson.Photo: LABOUR PARTYThe New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Bill, passed under urgency last ... [Published Radio New Zealand - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Labour pledges help with rates bills

Labour will look to ease the burden of rates bills on low-income earners if elected in September, a Manawatu Grey Power meeting has been told.About 20 Grey Power members met Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway and Labour's spokesperson for senior citizens ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Updated 9 min ago Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

The earthquake-damaged Christchurch CBD. Photo / NZ HeraldLabour has raised the possibility of the taxpayer shouldering an even greater proportion of Christchurch rebuild costs, saying it would sit down with Christchurch Council to review the existing ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Short-changed rest home residents 'struggling'

The Government has rejected a plea to help Christchurch rest home residents left short-changed in red-zone buyouts.Some residents lost up to 30 percent of their investment when their retirement villages took up buy-out offers.However, a select committee ... [Published 3 News - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Hair's a problem: appearances matter

Lucan Battison.The story of Lucan Battison's locks expose afundamental conflict, writes Peter Lyons.I told a student to tuck his shirt in the other morning.It was mufti day but rules are rules.Lucan, from St John's College in Hastings, has been in th ... [Published Otago Daily Times - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Labour promises $12.5m to Canterbury health hubs

Labour yesterday announced it would spend $12.5 million intwo Canterbury electorates, if elected in September.After accusing National on Sunday of pork barrel politics inrolling out a $212 million regional roading package, Labourhealth spokeswoman Annette ... [Published Otago Daily Times - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Those naughty fire-lovers may burn in spartan hell

OPINION: My inbox has been huffing and puffing with feedback, and a bit of blowback, to last week's opinion piece, in which I argued that ECan should declare the National Environmental Standards on Air Quality an unreasonable, unachievable imposition ... [Published The Press NZ - Jun 30 2014]

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Labour's conservation spokeswoman Ruth Dyson said Dr Smith had repeatedly "overstepped the mark as a minister"

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Minister should resign, says Fish and Game [Published Radio New Zealand - 1 hour ago]
Surplus forecast plunges - iPredict (Fuseworks) [Published Yahoo!Xtra - 6 hours ago]
Conservation Minister threatens legal action ag... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - 6 hours ago]
Minister's legal threat over bully claim [Published New Zealand Herald - 7 hours ago]
Smith, leave Fish and Game alone: Greens (NZ Ne... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - 7 hours ago]
Nick Smith denies bullying Fish and Game [Published Timaru Herald - 8 hours ago]
Nick Smith denies bullying Fish and Game [Published stuff.co.nz - 8 hours ago]
Nick Smith denies bullying Fish and Game [Published Dominion Post - 8 hours ago]
Smith denies bullying Fish and Game [Published NZCity - 9 hours ago]
Nick Smith oversteps the mark yet again - Dyson... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - 9 hours ago]
Opinion: Quit offer should've been taken [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 24 2014]
ECan failing on smog limits [Published The Press NZ - Jul 24 2014]
We must act to save our dolphins [Published Scoop - Jul 23 2014]
iPredict: Nats back in ascendency (Fuseworks) [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jul 23 2014]
Labour supports disability law repeal [Published Radio New Zealand - Jul 22 2014]
Labour pledges help with rates bills [Published Manawatu Standard - Jul 15 2014]
iPredict: Labour/Green making gains (Fuseworks) [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jul 14 2014]
Updated 9 min ago Labour: Quake rebuild costs c... [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 10 2014]
Maori Party in serious trouble - iPredict (Fuse... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Jul 08 2014]
Short-changed rest home residents 'struggling' [Published 3 News - Jul 07 2014]
Hair's a problem: appearances matter [Published Otago Daily Times - Jul 07 2014]
Elderly Christchurch residents left short chang... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jul 07 2014]
Labour promises $12.5m to Canterbury health hubs [Published Otago Daily Times - Jun 30 2014]
Those naughty fire-lovers may burn in spartan hell [Published The Press NZ - Jun 30 2014]
Port Talk launched in Lyttelton (Fuseworks) [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jun 30 2014]
Delegates will get hard word on campaign [Published New Zealand Herald - Jun 27 2014]
Vulnerable MPs under threat [Published The Press NZ - Jun 27 2014]
Labour MP defends voting against party [Published MSN New Zealand - Jun 26 2014]
Rockfall mitigation a 'vain hope' [Published The Press NZ - Jun 26 2014]
iPredict 2014 Election Update: Peters in control [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 25 2014]
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iPredict 2014 Election Update: Peters in control [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 25 2014]
Support for NZ First increases·Winston Peters forecast to hold balance of power and back National·National able to govern without NZ First if Conservatives win an electorate·2017 election race narrows·Ruth Dyson now in tight battle in ... ...
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