Archive for May, 2009

Rural New Zealand abandoned in the Budget

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Rural New Zealanders have been abandoned by the National/Act Party’s Budget, said Labour Rural Affairs Spokesperson Hon Damien O’Connor. “Cuts to Adverse Climate Events management will reduce the ability of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries …
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Speech: Hide – Address, Northshore Grey Power AGM

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good afternoon. It’s good to be addressing another Grey Power meeting where I’m seeing people like you who look younger than me and have even more energy. I’m very pleased to be Minister of Local Government and I’m really enjoying the challenge. I’m …
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Natl’s decade of deferrals creates $35B Super hole

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National’s decision for a decade of deferrals to the “Cullen” Super Fund will leave a super-sized hole in the New Zealand Superannuation Fund when it comes time for entitlements to be paid from it, Labour Leader Phil Goff says. “Closer analysis …
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Reduced border funding will hinder fight against P

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Reduced funding for border surveillance in the Budget will only make it easier for people to smuggle ingredients to manufacture P into the country, says Labour’s Biosecurity spokesperson Damien O’Connor.
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Speech: Katene – Budget Tax Measures

Speech – The Maori Party

In the hustle of post-budget commentary the comments of a humble crane operator from Porirua probably summed up for many, the reaction to this Taxation (Budget tax measures) Bill. Koro Moon told local papers, “I was hoping for more money but I’m not surprised …
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Borrowing costs would rise under Labour

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The National-led Government is managing the economy far better than Labour would have and this is proven by Phil Goff’s desire to borrow more and send the country deeper into debt, Finance Minister Bill English says. Labour leader Phil Goff has …
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RS&T a big loser in Budget 2009

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Research, science and technology is one of the big losers of Budget 2009, with small increases in some areas offset by massive funding cuts across the board, says Research and Development, Science and Technology spokesperson Moana Mackey. “The Government …
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Extension of ‘20 hours free’ scheme to Playcentres

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

Extension of ‘20 hours free’ scheme to Playcentres good for rural Rural Women New Zealand welcomes news that its call to extend the ‘20 hours free’ early childhood education scheme to Playcentres and Kohanga Reo has been heeded in the Budget 2009. …
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Fairfax Media celebrates strong readership

Press Release – Fairfax Media

Fairfax Media has defied international trends showing increased readership in the last 12 months to March 2009. In the latest Nielsen National Readership Survey, Fairfax Media’s total group readership across newspapers, magazines, and online now reaches …
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Island Bay Catholic landmark up for review

Press Release – Historic Places Trust

A review of the historic and heritage significance of the Erskine College site in Wellington is being undertaken by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT).
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Minister thanks Maori Party for Treaty support

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson today thanked the Maori Party for its assistance in helping secure more resources to accelerate the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi grievances. Budget 2009 announced …
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More NZers Read ACP’s Magazines Than Ever Before

Press Release – ACP Media

The latest readership results for Nielsen Media Research confirm ACP Magazines’ position as the leading magazine publishers in New Zealand. Three million New Zealanders will read an ACP magazine over the course of a year, which is more than ever before!
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Record readership results for Trader Group titles

Press Release – Trader Group

NZ Motorhomes, Caravans & Destinations magazine and NZ Motorcycle Trader & News broke their own record from last period and recorded their highest ever readership figures, according to the latest readership results released by Nielsen Media Research.
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Councils can’t identify spending cuts

Press Release – BayBuzz

To its credit, as part of its overall budget exercise, the National Government managed to find $2 billion in concrete spending cuts and savings over the next four years, enabling them to re-direct these funds into alternative priorities. To document this, …
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Seeking Best Of Young Central Otago Winegrowers

Press Release – Central Otago Winegrowers Association

Entries are now open for the Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year, a testing competition of practical and theoretical vineyard knowledge to be held on 1 August in Bannockburn.
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Plan change mooted for telecomms gear

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is reviewing the rules in the District Plan (the city’s rule book for planning) that manage telecommunication structures – the cell towers, antennae and cabinets that keep mobile phone and broadband connections working. The …
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Fairfax magazines corner weekend market

Press Release – Fairfax Media

Fairfax’s two weekend lifestyle magazines have cornered the New Zealand market, taking the two top readership spots for newspaper-inserted magazines. The latest Nielsen National Readership Survey shows Sunday magazine, carried by the Sunday Star-Times*, …
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Fairfax Magazines read by more than 2m

Press Release – Fairfax Media

Leading lifestyle publisher *Fairfax Magazines is continuing to attract new readers, despite the economic downturn, and its publications are now read by more than two million readers. Latest readership figures from the Nielsen National Readership survey …
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Key: Trans Tasman Business Circle post-Budget

Speech – New Zealand Government

Budget 2009 – The Road To Recovery: Address to the Trans Tasman Business Circle post-Budget lunch
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Primary Growth Partnership

Press Release – Woodco

The forest and wood products industry welcomes the initiative taken by the National Government in supporting innovation and development of the industry.
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