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APN Says NZ Publishing Business Encounters Testing Conditions

APN Says NZ Publishing Business Encounters Testing Conditions
Wellington, Nov 7 NZPA - APN News & Media Ltd, owner of the New Zealand Herald newspaper, said its New Zealand publishing business is challenged by testing market conditions. It made the comment in a trading update after a board meeting in Australia today.

Ratings Agency Sees No Tolerance For Large Fairfax Acquisition

Ratings Agency Sees No Tolerance For Large Fairfax Acquisition
Wellington, Nov 7 NZPA - Fairfax Media Ltd's BBB minus credit rating has been affirmed by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services which thinks the company does not have scope to make large acquisitions and keep its rating.

NZ Herald Ownership Up In The Air

NZ Herald Ownership Up In The Air
Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - Former owner Michael Horton would like a buyer of the New Zealand Herald newspaper to have a long term commitment to the industry.

Key Stands By Candidate

Key Stands By Candidate
Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - National leader John Key is standing by a candidate embroiled in an immigration row. Questions were raised last week about National's Manukau East candidate, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi's role in a 2003 immigration application.

Key Faces Accusations Of Misleading The Public

National Party leader John Key faces accusations of misleading the public about his knowledge of one of New Zealand's most notorious white collar crimes, the New Zealand Herald website reported today.

Cullen, Key Against GST Hike

Neither Labour nor National would consider raising GST to 15 percent. John Shewan, a specialist tax partner and chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand, told the New Zealand Herald that GST could hit 15 percent and the top personal tax rate increase to 45 percent.

Winston Peters Refuses To Go On TV Show

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters refused to appear on Sky News' Campaign 08 because he objected to the host Bill Ralston. Ralston told the New Zealand Herald that NZ First staffer Frank Perry told him Mr Peters would not appear because "he's suing you".

Immigration Investigation Subject Met Key

Immigration Investigation Subject Met Key
National Party leader John Key said today he had met Auckland businessman Yang Liu, the subject of questions about his residency and citizenship. He also said Mr Liu had made an unsolicited donation of $5000 to National before the last election.

A New Razor Gang And A Benefits Policy On The Campaign Trail

A New Razor Gang And A Benefits Policy On The Campaign Trail
Another cost-cutting razor gang is going to be set up if National wins the election.

"We Won't Let Camps Close" National Says

"We Won't Let Camps Close" National Says
The National Party says it won't let children's health camps go under if it wins the election. Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins said it beggared belief that government ministers were not heeding pleas for help and seemed prepared to let the camps close.

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