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MetService misses out on forecasting UK's weather

MetService misses out on forecasting UK's weather
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - The MetService has given its British counterpart a run for its money, but has missed out on taking over the contract to supply the BBC with weather forecasts.

Chch N-talks provide chance to probe Chinese plans - BBC

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meetings now under way in Christchurch are providing the first opportunity for governments to probe China's proposed sale of two nuclear power-generating reactors to Pakistan, the BBC reports.

X-rated credit card use lands Shane Jones in the dog house

X-rated credit card use lands Shane Jones in the dog house
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 10 NZPA - Watching porn movies in hotels and paying for them with taxpayers money was foolish and unwise but he is no sex addict, Labour list MP Shane Jones says.

Metservice Talking To BBC

Metservice Talking To BBC
Wellington, Jan 18 NZPA - Dissatisfaction within the BBC at inaccurate forecasting by the British Met Office could be an opportunity for this country's MetService.

PM Ditched From International Climate Debate

PM Ditched From International Climate Debate
Wellington, Dec 17 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has been dumped from a climate change debate in Copenhagen, with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd set to take his place.

NZ Companies Win Responsible Tourism Awards

NZ Companies Win Responsible Tourism Awards
Wellington, Nov 12 NZPA - Awards won by two companies for responsible tourism are well deserved and will generate fantastic coverage for New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) says.

Metservice Needs To Expand Offshore To Balance Onshore Risk: CEO

Metservice Needs To Expand Offshore To Balance Onshore Risk: CEO
Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - The state-owned Metservice weather bureau says the fact that it derives half of its income from one big Ministry of Transport contract for weather forecasts is both a risk and a boon.

Chris Ford: Anti-American Imperialist Sentiment Behind September 11, 2001 Attacks

Last week I was not able to blog due to the fact that I have had a problem in changing over to a new internet service provider and consequently I missed the September 11th anniversary and the chance to blog about my views surrounding it on that very date.

Chris Ford: Are Green Shoots Sprouting Within The Economy?

This week we have been assailed in the media by John Key and other economic commentators by the news that the economic recovery is supposedly near at hand.

Air NZ Getting Exposure From Body Paint Video

Air NZ Getting Exposure From Body Paint Video
Wellington, July 6 NZPA - Air New Zealand has been getting plenty of exposure with its advertisements and safety video featuring body-painted staff.

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