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Papers Reveal Evolution Of TVNZ's "Plain English" Affairs

Papers Reveal Evolution Of TVNZ's "Plain English" Affairs
Wellington Nov 5 NZPA - A TVNZ advert which Labour described as propaganda for Finance Minister Bill English evolved over a series of emails between his office and the state broadcaster, papers released today show.

Two New Backbenchers Talk About Life In Parliament

Two New Backbenchers Talk About Life In Parliament
One year on from National beating Labour at the ballot box KATE CHAPMAN of NZPA talks to two South Island backbenchers about their experiences on opposite sides of the debating chamber.

English Ad To Wind Down Over The Weekend But No Backdown - TVNZ

English Ad To Wind Down Over The Weekend But No Backdown - TVNZ
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - An ad Labour says is propaganda for the National Government will finish running its course before being replaced with another, TVNZ says.

Key Has No Problem With TVNZ-English Ad

Key Has No Problem With TVNZ-English Ad
Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has just one beef with a Television New Zealand promo featuring Finance Minister Bill English -- "they didn't ask me". The 45-second ad, running on all TVNZ's channels, promotes a new series called Focus on the Economy.

Labour Demands Equal Time On `Propaganda' Ad

Labour Demands Equal Time On `Propaganda' Ad
Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - Labour is demanding equal TVNZ air time as Bill English is getting on a programme promo, saying the finance minister's "free publicity" is worth about $1 million.

Labour Says TVNZ Should Pull National "Propaganda" Ad

Labour Says TVNZ Should Pull National "Propaganda" Ad
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - Labour has written to TVNZ asking it to pull an ad it says gives National about $1 million in free publicity.

MTS, TVNZ, TV3 To Play On The Same Team

MTS, TVNZ, TV3 To Play On The Same Team
Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - Following weeks of negotiation and speculation, the Government has put its support behind a joint bid from Maori Television (MTS), TVNZ and TV3 for free-to-air Rugby World Cup broadcasting rights.

MTS Defiant As State Broadcasters Go Head To Head

MTS Defiant As State Broadcasters Go Head To Head
Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - A defiant Maori Television Service (MTS) says it won't withdraw its bid for free-to-air Rugby World Cup broadcast rights despite the Government backing a rival bid by TVNZ.

Govt Confirms Water Subsidy On Hold While It Is Reviewed

Govt Confirms Water Subsidy On Hold While It Is Reviewed
Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - The Government has confirmed the Drinking Water Subsidy Scheme is being put on hold and reviewed.

Govt Indicates Changes To Drinking Water Subsidy Scheme

Govt Indicates Changes To Drinking Water Subsidy Scheme
Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - A fund set up to subsidise small communities to improve their drinking water supplies looks set to be changed, Health Minister Tony Ryall indicated today.

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