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Beehive bomb scare

Beehive bomb scare
Wellington, May 17 NZPA - The Beehive has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found on the fifth floor. Parliamentary Service spokesman Warren Inkster said the package was found just before 9am by a worker arriving for work.

Maori student group angry over enrolment restrictions

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - The Maori Tertiary Students Association (MTSA) has joined the chorus of anger over decisions by two universities to restrict or stop further enrolments this year.

Joyce defends claims of short-sightedness

Joyce defends claims of short-sightedness
Corrects when Otago decided to cap enrolments in second para Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has defended suggestions that government short-sightedness is to blame for moves by two universities to restrict or stop further enrolments this year.

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.

XT network had immature operational systems, report says

XT network had immature operational systems, report says
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - Telecom's XT network failed because the network and supporting operations were not ready to manage the levels of traffic experienced, a report commissioned by Telecom has found.

Govt defends new charge on students

Govt defends new charge on students
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Revenue gained by extending the administration charge for student loans will be used to create more tertiary education places, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says.

Student loans may cost annual $50 fee

Student loans may cost annual $50 fee
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Every New Zealander with a student loan may have to pay $50 a year in an annual fee. The proposal was one from a package aimed at recovering the cost of the student loan scheme, The Dominion Post reported.

KiwiRail tender would be "a step too far" - Joyce

KiwiRail tender would be "a step too far" - Joyce
Feds pse Q for 0400 Wellington, May 4 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce says he is leaving it up to KiwiRail to decide whether to bid for building Auckland's new electric railcars but he thinks putting in a tender would be "a step too far".

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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