Posts Tagged ‘nzpa’

On NZPA’s demise

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, April 8th, 2011 - 9 comments

Yesterday it was announced that NZPA would be closing.

That’s bad news for us all as a news audience and as citizens in a democracy.

NZPA axed

Written By: - Date published: 7:46 pm, April 6th, 2011 - 20 comments

NZPA is to close with 42 reporters and support staff losing their jobs. A few weeks ago, there was talk that APN and Fairfax would stop NZPA selling stories to other outlets because they didn’t want their websites losing traffic to the TV and radio websites but I don’t think anyone saw this coming. Too many workers losing their jobs in this country.

Bully State

Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, July 29th, 2009 - 41 comments

NZPA reports: An MP from government confidence and supply party ACT today told prison officers who spoke out against private prisons that they had hurt their future job prospects. David Garrett’s remark came hot on the heals of accusations yesterday that the Government attempted to intimidate and silence people. Those claims were sparked by Social […]

Old news

Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, June 9th, 2009 - 2 comments

Saw this strange article from NZPA last night. National may be behind in the polls for the upcoming Mt Albert by-election, but nationwide it still maintaining high levels of popularity. The latest nationwide Roy Morgan poll recorded unchanged support for National with 52 per cent and Labour down half a percentage point to 31 per […]

Key on wages

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 pm, March 18th, 2009 - 93 comments

Key’s speech to the CTU today showed an interesting inight into how he thinks you lift wages. NZPA reports: He said it was not good enough for New Zealand to be in the bottom third of the OECD for per-capita incomes, but was cautious about tackling the issue by lifting minimum wage rates. “In reality, […]

Played like a fiddle

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, March 4th, 2009 - 91 comments

Yesterday, when the inquiry came back on whether the shortfall in ACC funding should have been disclosed in the PREFU, Bill English quickly tried to implicate Michael Cullen and Maryan Street as being in breach of the Public Finance Act and told media: “The previous government knew about the funding hole and effectively hid it. […]

Kiwisaver changes

Written By: - Date published: 9:20 pm, December 8th, 2008 - 16 comments

NZPA reports that the Government is looking at reviewing its changes to Kiwisaver so that workers who don’t earn enough to get the full $20 tax credit in a revised 2% scheme are not unfairly discriminated against. The changes are expected to cost $700 million over five years. This is a good measure, and in […]

Foreign media owners slash journo numbers, again

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 4th, 2008 - 31 comments

The New Zealand Press Association, owned by APN and Fairfax, has announced it is slashing its journalists from 55 to 48. In election year, they are reducing the parliamentary bureau from five to four. They are even sacking their only (yes, only) South Island reporter. This is the problem with having our print media owned […]

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