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Final Week for Bus Feedback

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:08:51 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

Over 760 people have had their say on the future of Palmerston North’s bus network with just one week left in Horizons Regional Council’s feedback period. More >>

Local Govt should not go into business

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:46:23 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“No one should take any comfort from the fact that “Infracon”, a roading company in Tararua and Central Hawke's Bay, is to go into liquidation. This puts the future of more than 200 jobs in doubt. ACT sympathises with those whose jobs are on the ...More >>

One in Two Kiwi Viewers Share the Night with TVNZ

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:18:24 +1200 | Television New Zealand

With TVNZ’s news and entertainment line-up firing on all cylinders, half of those watching TV in July spent their nights locked on TV ONE or TV2 – the network’s strongest share result in three years.More >>

Dunedin will be knowledge and innovation centre under Labour

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:16:07 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

21 August 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT Dunedin will be a knowledge and innovation centre under Labour More >>

Glen Scanlon to Head Digital Media at Radio New Zealand

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:23:44 +1200 | Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand has announced the appointment of Glen Scanlon to the recently created position of head of digital media. More >>

Airways sees 27% gain in 2015 profit, misses 2014 target

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:20:53 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Airways Corp. of New Zealand expects to boost profit 27 percent this year, after missing its target last year, on optimism the state-owned air traffic controller's global commercial partnerships will start to bear fruit.More >>

MRP exceeds prospectus forecasts as Heffernan signs off

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:23:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Tight cost control and reduced sales to commercial and industrial customers at low prevailing wholesale electricity prices were primary contributors to state-controlled electricity generator and retailer MightyRiverPower turning in ...More >>

Record profits while Kiwis face a cold winter

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:53:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The record profits by two of New Zealand’s largest electricity companies will be a bitter pill for New Zealand households who are paying record amounts for their power, says Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer.More >>

NZ Superfund office occupied: call to divest from Israel

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:38:01 +1200 | People Against Israeli Apartheid

In light of the murder of nearly 2000 captive Palestinians in Gaza, activist group People Against Israeli Apartheid are currently occupying the NZ Superfund office to oppose the investment of New Zealanders tax money into companies which profit ...More >>

Alleged Exploitation of Chinese Workers

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:05:32 +1200 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MOBIE) must investigate allegations of exploitation of Chinese workers at KiwiRail’s Hutt Railway Workshops says the union that represents rail workers.More >>

Transpower posts drop in full-year profit after big upgrades

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:33:52 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) - State-owned monopoly Transpower, operator of the national electricity grid, has reported an 18 percent drop in full-year profit, reflecting higher depreciation and interest costs following completion of major grid upgrades.More >>

National must stop meddling with ACC before the election

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:12:10 +1200 | Green Party

The redesign currently occurring at the Accident Claims Corporation (ACC) for sensitive claims needs to be put on hold immediately, said the Green Party today. More >>

Nats sold 500 rugby fields of land a day offshore

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:10:56 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Under National over one million hectares of land has been approved for overseas sale – 16 times the size of Lake Taupō or the equivalent of five hundred rugby fields a day, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker says.More >>

Labour promises a fairer ACC for all Kiwis

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 13:39:15 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Accident compensation for loss of potential earnings will rise under a Labour Government, while people not earning at the time of their accident will also be eligible for compensation, Labour’s ACC spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.More >>

Bus Survey Gets Good Response

Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:05:45 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

Responses are flooding in for Horizons Regional Council’s bus network survey but the Council would like to hear more from those not currently on board. More >>

Govt must compensate iwi to maintain value of settlements

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:26:06 +1200 | The Maori Party

Māori Party candidate Chris McKenzie says the Government must compensate tribes for the devaluation of their assets under the treaty settlements. Māori are bearing the huge costs as a result of reflagging Foreign Charter Vessels and may abandon ...More >>

Report to UN calls for ACC Commissioner

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:17:03 +1200 | Acclaim Otago

John Key today announced to the Chamber of Commerce that the Government would be keeping $180 million that ACC doesn’t need. Spokesperson for Acclaim Otago, Denise Powell says “Acclaim Otago just this week submitted its final report to the UN ...More >>

TVNZ shamefully bans Slingshot advertising

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 12:16:43 +1200 | Slingshot

TVNZ has joined SKY TV in banning Slingshot’s latest TV ads, which briefly feature the ISP’s Global Mode service. More >>

Transpower names Alex Ball as CFO, replacing Cattermole

Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:52:51 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Transpower, the state-owned national electricity grid operator, named Alex Ball chief financial officer, replacing Howard Cattermole who announced his resignation in May.More >>

Christchurch ratepayers should revolt against asset sales

Mon, 4 Aug 2014 10:01:23 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

Christchurch ratepayers should threaten the Council with a ratepayers' revolt if it tries to sell off any of its trading assets, Chris Leitch, Democrats for Social Credit finance spokesman told the Party’s 60th anniversary conference in Christchurch ...More >>

 

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