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Telcos urged to pre-empt mobile regulation

Telcos urged to pre-empt mobile regulation
Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - The Telecommunications Users Associations (Tuanz) is calling on Vodafone and Telecom to pre-empt regulation by immediately lifting surcharges on cross-network calls and texts.

State sector contracts could hurt the economy, Labour says

Feds pse Q for 0400 Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The Government's plan to award lucrative state sector contracts to "a cosy club of multinational suppliers" will cut competition and lock out local businesses, the Labour Party says.

Employers, unions back Labour MP's bill

Employers, unions back Labour MP's bill
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Employers and unions are backing a Labour MP's bill that would give local businesses an edge when they tender for big government projects.

Labour Party bill on tendering

Labour Party bill on tendering
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Labour has drafted a bill to give local businesses an edge when tendering for large government projects. Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran drafted a member's bill, the Kiwi Jobs Bill.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Labour announces electorate candidates
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

2degrees wants quick move on mobile termination

2degrees wants quick move on mobile termination
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Mobile network newcomer 2degrees is urging the Government to move quickly to adopt the Commerce Commission's recommendation for controls on the prices mobile phone companies charge competitors to connect to their networks.

Minister urged to accept revised position on telcos

Minister urged to accept revised position on telcos
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Communications Minister Steven Joyce is being urged to accept a revised Commerce Commission report recommending controls be placed on the prices mobile phone companies charge competitors to connect to their networks.

Labour, Greens and CTU says build railcars in NZ

Labour, Greens and CTU says build railcars in NZ
Wellington, May 3 NZPA - Labour and the Greens are throwing their weight behind a union campaign for KiwiRail to build Auckland's new electric locomotives and railcars.

Quick decisions urged on mobile termination rates

Quick decisions urged on mobile termination rates
Wellington, April 28 NZPA - The Commerce Commission and Communications Minister Steven Joyce are being urged to move swiftly on making decisions about regulating mobile termination access services.

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