Archive for March, 2013

Former Smelter CEO Says Government Should Subsidise Tiwai Pt

Press Release – The Nation

A former CEO of the Tiwai Point smelter says that even though the plant is not as important to the New Zealand economy as it once was, the Government should still subsidise it in the short term Read more »

Labour Won’t Say Whether it Would Support Smelter Bailou

Press Release – The Nation

Labours SOE spokesman, Clayton Cosgrove, says he cannot say whether the party would support any bailout of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. Read more »

Comment from David Parker on Tiwai Point negotiations

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

As the journalists who covered the stand-up following Meridians Energys appearance at select committee on Thursday will know, I did not say the Government should not intervene in Tiwai Point. Read more »

Minister pays tribute to Eric Hertz

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today paid tribute to 2degrees chief executive Eric Hertz. Mr Hertz and his wife Kathy are believed dead after their plane crashed into the sea following engine problems yesterday. Read more »

Q+A: Susan Wood interviews Mike Sullivan and Robert Cole

Press Release – TVNZ

Eugenics has always been concerned with the policy of reducing the prevalence and population of people deemed to be disadvantaged, so theyve actually presented that argument in the paper. Read more »

Q+A: Jessica Mutch interviews Simon Bridges

Press Release – TVNZ

Protesters targeting offshore mining structures and vessels may face harsher penalties if a Government proposal is passed into law. Read more »

2Degrees Pays Tribute to Eric and Kathy Hertz

Press Release – 2degrees Mobile

The 2degrees team is shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of its CEO Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy following a plane crash off the Raglan coast yesterday. Read more »

Mountain Safety Council Reminds Trampers to Follow Code

Press Release – NZ Mountain Safety Council

Following four separate incidents in Tongariro National Park, the Mountain Safety Council is urging all visitors to the area to plan and prepare for a safe adventure and carry a form of emergency communication. Read more »

Minister explores options for Tongariro crossing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Options to re-open the full Tongariro Alpine Crossing for next summer are being explored by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith, GNS Science, DOC staff, iwi, Taupo MP Louise Upston and representatives of the local tourism industry. Read more »

Moves to strengthen protection of offshore activity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is proposing stronger measures to protect offshore petroleum and minerals activity from unlawful interference, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges said today. Read more »

Minimum wage workers go backwards again

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Tomorrows miniscule 25 cents an hour increase to the minimum wage wont matter a jot to our lowest paid workers says Darien Fenton, Labours spokesperson for Labour Issues. Read more »

Bridges’ protest ban an over-reaction

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s decision to ban protesting within 500m of commercial vessels in NZ’s Exclusive Economic Zone is a massive over-reaction and yet another example of National kowtowing to foreign multi-national companies says Labour. Read more »

SOE sale has taxpayers over a barrel

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals insistence on keeping its doomed asset sales programme on the road at all costs, has the taxpayer over a barrel, says Labours State Owned Enterprises spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. Read more »

THE CITY IS OURS faster – slower

Press Release – The City Is Ours

An Official Information request by the President of the City is Ours Inc, the society that sought to stop buses from running through a popular pedestrian mall, revealed the Council did not commission an independent report on the bus travel time savings … Read more »

No Significant Capital Flows Into Gold From So Called ‘PIIGS

Press Release – GoldCore

Todays AM fix was USD 1,602.50, EUR 1,253.13 and GBP 1,057.41 per ounce. Yesterdays AM fix was USD 1,591.00, EUR 1,243.75 and GBP 1,052.39 per ounce. Read more »

Turn Up The Heat This Winter In Rotorua’s Wonderland

Press Release – Village PR

ROTORUA, Thursday 28th March 2013: Autumns chillier temperatures are beginning to settle in and for visitors to Rotoruas geothermal wonderland this is good news: atmospheric changes during the cooler months bring the citys world famous geysers, … Read more »

ATM Machines Targeted By Fraudsters

Press Release – ANZ Bank

ANZ is contacting some customers who might have used ATM machines that have been recently compromised by fraudsters. Read more »

Easter Trading Laws Unfair and Unnecessary

Press Release – ACT On Campus

This weekend thousands of businesses will be forced to close, the sale of liquor will be prohibited, and countless Kiwis will be denied the right to work. Read more »

Fatigue stop a good start to long weekend

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Holiday-makers heading away for Easter were met with a friendly reminder of the need to drive fresh during a fatigue stop in Woodville on Thursday March 28. Read more »

Kapiti Mayor Delighted Capitial Connection to Continue

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Todays announcement from KiwiRail that the Capital Connection train service will run for another two years at least is fantastic news, says Mayor Jenny Rowan. Read more »

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