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Solid Energy annual losses mount with another $110.6 mln in

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:09:34 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Solid Energy posted its third annual loss in a row as the financially distressed state-owned coal miner wrote down the value of its export operations amid lower coal price assumptions, and warned of more red ink to come.More >>

Margin that it applies to regulated cost of capital reduced

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:21:24 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) used for regulated businesses. The WACC uplift (or margin) for price-quality regulation has been set at the 67thpercentile, down from the 75th percentile. ...More >>

Public Address 28 October 2014 - TVNZ: Emptied out

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:00:21 +1300 | Public Address

To those who visit TVNZ, as I do every week to record our TV show for another channel, the place has the feel of an abandoned building. The journalists toil on the ground floor at the west end, but nearly everyone else – sales, programming, senior management ...More >>

Up for Tender - $3 Million for Māori Programmes

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:06:48 +1300 | Nga Aho Whakaari

"Ngā Aho Whakaari seeks a response from Te Māngai Pāho regarding proposed TVNZ plans to outsource Māori and Pacific programmes. More >>

Mail deadlines take guesswork out of gift-giving this Xmas

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:05:27 +1300 | New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post has released its domestic and international mailing deadlines for letters and gifts, including YouShop parcels, ahead of the Christmas rush. “Figuring out when to post your presents doesn’t need to be guesswork,” says New Zealand ...More >>

Govt airs real views on public broadcasting

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:00:02 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

An admission by the Government that it is happy to experiment with Pacific and Maori audiences shows just how weak its vision for public broadcasting in New Zealand is, Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson Kris Faafoi says.More >>

Moves to gut public and Maori broadcasting

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:39:36 +1300 | Ian Anderson

Paora Maxwell’s tenure as Maori TV CEO has been controversial. In August 2013, staff at Maori TV circulated a petition against Maxwell’s appointment by the Nats. More recently, Maxwell announced a restructuring process, and high-profile figures ...More >>

Takeover of Lyttelton Port Shares Completed

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:25:13 +1300 | Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) has today completed the acquisition of the remaining shares in Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) with the conclusion of the compulsory acquisition process.More >>

Come Clean on Agenda for TVNZ

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:19:48 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key must state today whether the government is prettying up Television New Zealand for sale now or in the future, says New Zealand First. More >>

Disappointed with TVNZ move to outsource programmes

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:41:56 +1300 | Pacific Island Media Association

The move by TVNZ to outsource production of its Maorl and Pacific programmes is catastrophic for the communities it serves in New Zealand and the region. More >>

Outsourcing production provides increased transparency

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:34:18 +1300 | Te Mangai Paho

Te Māngai Pāho Chief Executive John Bishara says TVNZ’s decision to outsource Māori programme production from next year would further increase contestability and transparency in the allocation of public broadcasting funding, which is a key ...More >>

No Problem for Henare & Jones, But “No Way” for Harawira

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:51:29 +1300 | Mana Party

“Just before the election I broke the story about the gutting of Maori Television’s News and Current Affairs department by MTS’ new CEO Paora Maxwell. I pointed out that Carol Hirschfeld and Julian Wilcox, two of the country’s most experienced ...More >>

Party concerned about TVNZ intentions for Māori programming

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:57 +1300 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party has responded to today’s shock announcement that with the exception of Te Karere, TVNZ intends to outsource production of all its Māori and Pacific programmes from next year.More >>

What next for TVNZ? Outsourcing the news?

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:40 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Television New Zealand’s decision to outsource Māori and Pacific programming is a real blow to the notion that our state broadcaster is a public broadcaster, says Labour.More >>

Maori and Pacific Programme Production

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:35:05 +1300 | TVNZ

TVNZ has today announced its intention to invite independent producers to take on production of all its Maori and Pacific programmes from next year, with the exception of Te Karere.More >>

CORRECT: ACC FY profit more than halves as claims mount

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:11:59 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Accident Compensation Corp, the state-owned accident insurer, reported a 57 percent drop in annual profit after it faced more claims than anticipated, and as its investment portfolio returns missed expectations.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac, Gough Whitlam and Sleater-Kinney

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:13:27 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about yesterday’s leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations.More >>

Transfield Worley wins $20 mln annual contract from Genesis

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:30:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Transfield Worley Power Services won a $20 million annual maintenance contract with Genesis Energy, New Zealand's largest power retailer, which is trying to cut costs by 10 percent.More >>

Landcorp cuts 2015 earnings forecast on lower dairy prices

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:00:21 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Landcorp Farming, New Zealand's largest corporate farmer, cut its forecast for 2015 earnings for a second time, citing weaker milk prices. More >>

CBB Cautiously Welcomes New Minister of Broadcasting

Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:42:59 +1300 | Coalition for Better Broadcasting

The Coalition for Better Broadcasting cautiously welcomes the appointment of Amy Adams as the new Minister of Broadcasting. More >>


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