Māori Television: Response to Media Speculation
May 19, 2014
Response to Media Speculation
Television’s General Manager for News and Current Affairs
will not be standing in the upcoming General Elections.
clarify his position Julian Wilcox has made an unequivocal
statement to Maori Television that he is not seeking
political office for any political party in the forthcoming
elections and remains committed to his job as GM of News &
Current Affairs at Māori Television.
CEO, Paora Maxwell, said, "MTS accepts Mr Wilcox's written
statement and we will continue to value our editorial
independence in providing impartial and independent news
coverage of significant regional and national stories from a
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>