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Digital Switchover Steering Group Created

Digital Switchover Steering Group Created
Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - The Government has formed a group of broadcasting and technology leaders to oversee the transition to digital television.

TVNZ Chairman Calls For Broadcasting Review

TVNZ Chairman Calls For Broadcasting Review
Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - The Government should review its broadcasting competition issues, TVNZ chairman Sir John Anderson says.

Govt MPs Under Fire For Blocking Interest Rates Inquiry

Govt MPs Under Fire For Blocking Interest Rates Inquiry
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - The Labour Party and the bank workers' union are condemning government MPs for blocking a parliamentary inquiry into interest rates.

Government MPs Blocked Interest Rates Inquiry, Labour Says

Government MPs Blocked Interest Rates Inquiry, Labour Says
(Inserts comments by Finance Minister Bill English) Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Government MPs blocked a parliamentary inquiry into the interest rates banks are charging, the Labour Party said today.

Liquor Advertising Bill Defeated In Parliament

Liquor Advertising Bill Defeated In Parliament
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - A bill that would have restricted liquor advertising on television to between 10pm and midnight was defeated by 62 votes to 58 in Parliament tonight. Under current law it is allowed between 8.30pm and midnight.

No Further Regulation Of Digital Broadcasting: Govt

No Further Regulation Of Digital Broadcasting: Govt
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - There will be no further regulation of the digital broadcasting sector, the Government said today.

MP To Complain About Grant Payouts To Racing Clubs

MP To Complain About Grant Payouts To Racing Clubs
Wellington, April 27 NZPA - Racing clubs have been the biggest beneficiaries of community grants payouts by a Christchurch-based trust, says local Labour MP Brendon Burns who intends laying a complaint with the Department of Internal Affairs.

Snedden Rubbishes Rugby World Cup Exclusivity Claims

Wellington, April 15 NZPA - Claims that Sky Television's successful broadcast bid for the 2011 rugby World Cup will deny New Zealanders free-to-air access to the tournament have been rubbished by the man heading the event here.

South Island TEC Staff Face Sack, MP Says

South Island TEC Staff Face Sack, MP Says
Wellington, March 29 NZPA - The entire South Island staff of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) expect to lose their jobs this week and they will be replaced by a call centre in South Auckland, a Labour MP said today.

Labour Accuses Govt Of Preparing To Sell Tvnz

NZPA political reporters Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Labour is accusing the Government of gutting TVNZ and getting it ready for sale.

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