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26 October 2017 12:34 AM ComCom reveals each telco's share of the tab for $50m industry tax

The Commerce Commission has revealed its draft decision for the 2016/2017 Telecommunications Development Levy (see table below). The $50 million a year industry tax, used to help pay for the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI), was supposed to be scaled back to $10 million for the current financial year. However, the outgoing National government extended 175

25 October 2017 4:00 PM Aucklanders to pay new regional fuel tax

The new Labour-led Government will introduce a regional fuel tax on Auckland motorists to help fund a multibillion-dollar investment in trams to the airport and West Auckland. Incoming Transport Minister Phil Twyford confirmed to the Herald last night that the coalition will make an immediate start on modern trams to Westgate as well as trams from the airport 210

25 October 2017 3:46 AM Revealed: Shane Jones Minister for 100 million trees, $1 billion regional fund

Shane Jones will be the Minister responsible for spending $1 billion a year on New Zealand's regions. Newshub has also learned that Jones will also be in charge of the new Forestry Service, which will plant 100 million trees a year - with the goal of planting a billion over 10 years. It puts Jones in charge of New Zealand First's big win in its agreement 111

23 October 2017 7:56 PM Kea named New Zealand's Bird of the Year

The kea has overcome vote-rigging and online trolling to be named New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of heated campaigning. While last month's New Zealand election means Jacinda Arden is set to become prime minister, the country's citizens have been involved in this other hotly-contested vote with - admittedly - not quite such far-reaching 133

23 October 2017 7:56 PM Kea named Bird of the Year after heated competition

After weeks of heated campaigning, New Zealand's Bird of the Year has been announced as the kea. It marks the first victory for the endangered mountain parrot, known for its intelligence and curiosity. Bird of the Year coordinator Kimberley Collins says the competition raises awareness of New Zealand's native birds, many of which are endangered 142

19 October 2017 9:13 PM Racial populism and the 2017 New Zealand General Election

The celebrations among many New Zealand leftists are understandable. After 9 years of Tory brutality, a change of government can feel like a breath of fresh air. However, the morning after the celebrations, we must take stock and critically evaluate the makeup of the next government, so we know what battles await us in the coming years. It’s an unfortunate 116

19 October 2017 3:09 PM Macri-nomics on the ballotAt mid-term elections, Argentina chooses between sobriety and Peronism

Mauricio Macri faces an electoral test. If he does well, Argentina’s odds of prosperity will improve IF THE polls are right, Mauricio Macri, who narrowly won Argentina’s presidency against the odds two years ago, will strengthen his hand in mid-term elections on October 22nd. A good result in the ballot, in which a third of senate seats and half of those 145

14 October 2017 7:03 PM Avon River trail reconnects east Christchurch

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is opening a trail along the lower reaches of the Avon River not by cutting a ribbon, but by tying two broken ends. The idea is to symbolise the reconnection of the city with the eastern suburbs. Eastern Christchurch was badly damaged by the 2011 earthquakes and many houses close to the river, where the land liquefied 83

14 October 2017 6:33 PM River trail to reconnect Christchurch

It's hoped a river trail in eastern Christchurch will reconnect the city and highlight the potential of the damaged east of the city. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is opening a trail along the lower reaches of the Avon River not by cutting a ribbon, but by tying two broken ends. The idea is to symbolise the reconnection of the city with the eastern 91

13 October 2017 2:04 PM To Expel Him or Not? — Academy Members Debate How to Deal With Harvey Weinstein

The board of governors will meet Saturday to decide what action to take against the disgraced mogul. Should the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences strip disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of his membership? That’s the question that the organization’s 54-member board of governors will face when it gathers for an emergency meeting Saturday 150