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PM Says Unions Using Hobbit As Device To 'Advance Wish List'

PM Says Unions Using Hobbit As Device To 'Advance Wish List'

Wellington, Oct 26 NZPA - In a bid to retain the Hobbit movies being filmed and produced in New Zealand, Prime Minister John Key will talk to Warner Brothers senior executives today.

Further Cases Highlight Flawed Smacking Law

Further Cases Highlight Flawed Smacking Law

A mother prosecuted by police for teaching a 9 year old about the consequences of stabbing others, a father prosecuted for controlling a child having a tantrum around a baby sibling, and a father losing access to his three children for two months after attempting to remove his daughter to time ou

National MP Tries To Help Shooting Victim

National MP Tries To Help Shooting Victim

Wellington, NZPA - National MP Louise Upston fought to save the life of a woman shot at a central North Island campsite on Friday night.

The Hobbit Or Unions: Which Is More Precious?

The Hobbit Or Unions: Which Is More Precious?

It is not often you see a political campaign so spectacularly badly run as the recent attempt by the union movement to get better wages and conditions in the film industry.

Speech: Te Arawa Maori Sports And Rangatahi Achievement Awards - Te Ururoa Flavell

Speech: Te Arawa Maori Sports And Rangatahi Achievement Awards - Te Ururoa Flavell

Te Arawa Maori Sports and Rangatahi Achievement Awards; Heritage Hotel, Rotorua, Friday 22 October 2010. Te Ururoa Flavell, MP for Waiariki

Thank you for the invitation to be here.

Groser Heads To Brazil, Costa Rica And Mexico

Groser Heads To Brazil, Costa Rica And Mexico

Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA - Trade and International Climate change Negotiations Minister Tim Groser left today for Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico where he will attend climate change meetings and trade-related talks.

Groser Visits Brazil, Costa Rica And Mexico For Climate Change And Trade Meetings

Groser Visits Brazil, Costa Rica And Mexico For Climate Change And Trade Meetings

Minister of Trade and International Climate Change Negotiations, Tim Groser, will travel to Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico from 24 October - 6 November, to attend a range of climate change meetings and fulfil a trade-related bilateral programme.

Tough Times For Labour Day

Tough Times For Labour Day

Despite Labour Day commemorating New Zealanders winning the right to an eight hour working day, many workers are again facing tough times according to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.

Mackey: Announcements Won't Address Housing Shortages

Mackey: Announcements Won't Address Housing Shortages

Government announcements today in response to the Housing Shareholders Advisory Group (HSAG) report will do nothing to address the shortage of housing in New Zealand, says Labour Housing spokesperson Moana Mackey.

Turei: Govt's Housing Plan Inadequate

Turei: Govt's Housing Plan Inadequate

The solution to New Zealand's housing crisis is to increase the housing stock, not simply shuffle the existing inadequate resources around, the Green Party said today.