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Poll Puts Support For Dumping MMP At 49 Percent

Poll Puts Support For Dumping MMP At 49 Percent
Wellington, Nov 2 NZPA - Nearly half of voters want to ditch the MMP, according to a new poll. The Herald-Digi Poll survey found 49 percent would vote to ditch the proportional voting system; 35.8 percent wanted to retain it and 15.2 percent were undecided.

National Party More Popular Than On Election Night: Poll

National Party More Popular Than On Election Night: Poll
Auckland, Oct 31 NZPA - A year after the elections, the popularity of Prime Minister John Key and his National Government remains high.

Sharples Backs MTS Bid To Broadcast Rugby World Cup

Sharples Backs MTS Bid To Broadcast Rugby World Cup
Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples is backing a Maori Television Service (MTS) bid for the 2011 Rugby World Cup's free-to-air broadcast rights, it was reported today.

Maori Party Co-Leader Looks Likely To Stay

Maori Party Co-Leader Looks Likely To Stay
Wellington, Sept 11 NZPA - Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has had a change of heart about standing down at the next election. A spokeswoman told The New Zealand Herald yesterday Mrs Turia was "seriously reconsidering" the decision she made after her re-election last year.

Telecom Boss Reynolds' Total Pay Package Tops $5m

Telecom Boss Reynolds' Total Pay Package Tops $5m
Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - Telecom chief executive Paul Reynolds' total annual pay package will amount to more than $5 million, including a full performance bonus, despite a fall in profits.

Goff Suggests No Means Test On Partners Of Unemployed

Goff Suggests No Means Test On Partners Of Unemployed
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - The Government is ruling out a Labour Party call to consider paying unemployment benefits to laid off workers even if their partners are on high incomes.

Latest Stats Show No Signs Of NZ Newspapers Dying

Latest Stats Show No Signs Of NZ Newspapers Dying
Wellington, May 29 NZPA - New Zealand's latest newspaper readership figures belie predictions of the print media's demise.

S&P Wants NZ Govt Books Out Of Red Within Five Years

S&P Wants NZ Govt Books Out Of Red Within Five Years
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - Ratings agency Standard & Poor's wants to see the Government get its books out of the red within five years. S&P analyst Kyran Curry said the group was looking for New Zealand to reach a stable position soon, The New Zealand Herald reported today.

NZ Executives Attend Controversial NAB Training Course

NZ Executives Attend Controversial NAB Training Course
Wellington, May 22 NZPA - New Zealand executives have attended controversial training courses for senior National Australia Bank (NAB) executives in San Francisco.

F&P Appliances To Cut Nearly 30 NZ Jobs Despite 9-Day Fortnights

F&P Appliances To Cut Nearly 30 NZ Jobs Despite 9-Day Fortnights
Wellington, April 23 NZPA - Despite signing on to the Government's nine-day working fortnight job support scheme, Fisher & Paykel Appliances is reducing its workforce in this country by nearly 30 jobs.

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