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Port Focus Debut Sees A Thunderstorm Of Opinions

Friday, 20 February 2004, 3:01 pm | PortFocus

The first issue of Port Focus Aotearoa for 2004 creates a thunderstorm of opinions!- the editorial, 'The Bad Taste Of Scampi Saga Must Be Removed Now" , is reproduced at the end of the thunderstorm of reader response. – Liam Butler More >>

Dr Nick Smith Slams Winston's Scampi U-Turn

Friday, 20 February 2004, 1:15 pm | PortFocus

Comment on the Scampi Saga by Hon Dr Nick Smith MP for Nelson and National Party spokesperson for the environment to PortFocus. More >>

Fishing Industry must move on from Scampi saga

Wednesday, 18 February 2004, 9:37 am | PortFocus

Gerrard Eckhoff, ACT MP and member of the Primary Production Select Committee described this week the scampi inquiry as "one of the most notorious inquires held by a select committee. Allegations of improper practice, sex for questions, free fish ... More >>

5 Accused Fishing Companies Named On Nelson Radio

Thursday, 12 February 2004, 5:35 pm | PortFocus

Five Accused Fishing Companies accused of misreporting catch in operation "PURSE" named by Nelson Radio Station More >>

MP Hopes Fisheries Min. Has Homework Done On Bust

Thursday, 12 February 2004, 4:45 pm | PortFocus

Heatley: "I hope the ministry have done their homework" over $3,200,000 alleged fish theft By Liam Butler editor www.PortFocus.co.nz More >>

Hunt Acting Like Pontius Pilate in Scampi Inquiry?

Tuesday, 10 February 2004, 10:01 am | PortFocus

Hunt accused of acting like Pontius Pilate in Scampi Inquiry to keep Labour on side with NZ First More >>

High Dollar Causes Fishing Industry Crisis

Monday, 9 February 2004, 12:03 am | PortFocus

The New Zealand fishing industry is in pain. The high value of the NZ dollar against the greenback is the cause. More >>

Nine Paua thieves shame all of Nelson

Thursday, 5 February 2004, 9:06 am | PortFocus

According to Geoff Clark, District Compliance Manager for the Ministry of Fisheries, on the afternoon of the 24th January 9 people were spotted by two members of the public at Okiwi Bay taking large quantities of undersized paua. The two members of ... More >>

Penalties On Tai Ping Written Off As Ridiculous

Friday, 30 January 2004, 2:49 pm | PortFocus

National Spokesperson for Transport, the Hon Maurice Williamson has labeled the $750 fine given to Pilot of the Tug who admitted failing to ensure a vessel was navigated in accordance with MSA regulations this week in the Invercargill district as "ridiculous". More >>

Repercussions Of Conviction Of A Port Authority

Thursday, 29 January 2004, 2:24 pm | PortFocus

The repercussions of the MSA's first ever conviction of a Port Authority have begun with a call from a lead industry figure demanding that the MSA hurry up and ensure that accidents like the 2002 grounding of the bulk carrier "Tai Ping" in Bluff Harbor ... More >>

Quality Journalism Superseded By Soap Opera Stuff

Thursday, 29 January 2004, 8:03 am | PortFocus

Gerry Eckhoff ACT party Fisheries Portfolio holder has joined the National Deputy leader, Gerry Brownlee, in expressing his disgust of the standard of TVNZ journalism. Their comments have risen over the way TVNZ have handled the Peters' Kermadec Restaurant ... More >>

Brownlee Says TVNZ Have Reached A New Low

Wednesday, 28 January 2004, 1:48 pm | PortFocus

In an exclusive interview with Port Focus Asia Pacific news website today, Nationals Deputy leader Jeremy Brownlee said TVNZ have reached a new low in media standards. More >>

Boogie board surf safety promotion launched

Tuesday, 20 January 2004, 10:10 am | PortFocus

Publishers of www.PortFocus.co.nz have launched a campaign about the need for children to always wear flippers when they use their boogie board in the surf. More >>

NZF Say Greens A Bunch Of Political Opportunists

Friday, 16 January 2004, 9:57 am | PortFocus

Peter Brown, Transport spokesperson and Deputy Leader of NZ First, has used an exclusive interview with Port Focus to launch a tirade against the Greens call for reinstatement of Cabotage. Brown however reserve special wrath for the Labour party who is said ... More >>

Greens: Paul Swain you're killing coastal shipping

Wednesday, 14 January 2004, 12:00 am | PortFocus

Green Party Co-leader, Rod Donald, has come out swinging at Paul Swain, the Labour Governments Minister of Transport, over the Government allowing free trade around the New Zealand coastline. More >>


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