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Activists say plan to protect Maui's dolphin doesn't go far enough

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Activists say measures to protect Maui's dolphins are insufficient, and predict the dolphins -- the rarest in the world -- could be extinct within 20 years.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Dress code tightened for Royal Ascot

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- England's most famous race meeting, the Royal Ascot, has decreed gentlemen must wear jackets and ties, and women skirts of appropriate length.

New charges filed in N.Z. oil spill

TAURANGA, New Zealand, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- New charges were brought against the captain and navigational officer of a wrecked ship that spilled oil along the coast of New Zealand, officials said Tuesday.

Cargo ship in danger of sinking

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The cargo ship Rena is cracked on both sides and could break and sink, making oil recovery from the waters off New Zealand much more difficult, officials said.

Lasting impact seen in New Zealand spill

TAURANGA, New Zealand, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The ecological damage from oil spilled into New Zealand waters from a grounded container ship could last for decades, authorities said.

New Zealand to slash emissions by half

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, March 31 (UPI) -- New Zealand aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.

Ethics panel smacks Tom Delay

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The House of Representatives ethics committee has admonished the No. 2 member of the legislative body for trying to improperly influence a member.

Ethics panel chides DeLay, others on vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. House ethics committee has admonished three lawmakers for actions during the vote on the Medicare Modernization Act last year.

Bill would extend farmer bankruptcy law

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Reps. Nick Smith, R-Mich., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., introduced a bill Wednesday to restore Chapter 12 of the bankruptcy code, which impacts farmers.

House bribery investigation delayed

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- An inquiry into allegations that a Michigan representative was offered a bribe to support the Medicare Prescription Drug law has been delayed.

House panel to investigate bribery allegation

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. House ethics panel opened a full investigation Wednesday into allegations of bribes being offered for support of the Medicare prescription drug bill.

'Informal' probe into drug bill bribe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- House ethics leaders have initiated an "informal" investigation into alleged efforts to bribe Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich., into voting for the Medicare bill.

COL BKB: Illinois 80, Ohio State 56

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Nick Smith came off the bench to make all six shots and all nine free throws for 22 points Wednesday night as No. 20 Illinois downed Ohio State, 85-63.

COL BKB: Illinois 71, Missouri 70

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Nick Smith had an assist and steal in the final minute Tuesday as No. 19 Illinois wasted a 21-point lead before a 71-70 win over No. 14 Missouri.
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Nicolas Rex "Nick" Smith (born 24 December 1964) is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand Parliament as a National Party MP. He is a Cabinet minister holding the posts of Minister for the Environment, Minister for Climate Change Issues, Minister for ACC.

Between 1996 and 1999 he was in Cabinet, holding various portfolios including Minister of Corrections, Minister of Conservation and Minister of Education. For a brief time between October and November 2003 he was the deputy leader of the National Party, then in opposition under Bill English.

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