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Employment: Paying Charter Crews Properly Could Undermine Maori Fishing Assets
Infrastructure: Toll, Ontrack Head For Rail System Train Wreck



Employment: Paying Charter Crews Properly Could Undermine Maori Fishing Assets

"The policy change currently under consideration to increase the wages on foreign charter vessels will threaten the viability of the Maori fishing industry and undermine the gains by tangata whenua" says Tariana Turia... The Maori Party supports the call from Raukura Moana Fisheries, Ngati Kahungunu and Aotearoa Fisheries for the Government to urgently reconsider their proposals to impose new and higher wage rates for crew on foreign charter vessels. See... 'Hook, Line, Sinker and Sunk' [1]

  • Mataatua Fish Quota Company - Govt Proposals Will Affect Returns From Quota [2]
  • Maritime Union - Fishing bosses out of touch on wages and condition [3]
  • National - Compliance costs kill Dunedin processing plant [4]

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    Infrastructure: Toll, Ontrack Head For Rail System Train Wreck

    The Government needs to make it clear that it will not be blackmailed by rail operator Toll New Zealand, said New Zealand First transport spokesman Peter Brown. Mr Brown’s comments follow reports that Toll is threatening to shut down ‘large chunks’ of New Zealand’s rail network and clog major highways with trucked freight if Ontrack, the Government-run owner of the rail tracks, increases Toll’s access fees. See... Government Must Stand Up To Tolls Threats - Brown [1]

  • Greens - Ontrack, Toll on track for collision [2]
  • Employers and Manufacturers - Lot at stake for taxpayers and road users in rail [3]

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  • NZ Govt - Greens misguided on Chinese Workers - Goff [1]
  • NZ Govt - Incubator programme nurtures high-growth firms [2]
  • National - Labour neglect results in 900 unassigned cases [3]
  • National - National opposes ban on direct-to-consumer ads [4]
  • NZ First - Great Decision But 12 Years Too Late [5]
  • NZ First - Low Wage Labour Imports? No Thanks [6]
  • Greens - NZ Super Fund invests in climate change denial [7]

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  • Robson-On-Politics - 5 October 2006 [1]
  • John Bishop's Communications Line - 5 Oct 2006 [2]

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