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Prebble's Letter From Wellington: Re-regulation NZ

Tuesday, 2 April 2002, 3:50 pm | Richard Prebble

Yesterday, new frontal impact regulations for imported cars came into effect. Officials told Transport Minister Mark Gosche the regulations will push up the cost of imported Japanese cars by $4000 and won't save lives. Owners of Japanese imports, being unable ... More >>

Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 25/3/2002

Monday, 25 March 2002, 2:56 pm | Richard Prebble

As Ministers hail Lord of the Rings as the start of a new era for NZ films, the IRD has killed the Kiwi film industry. The Commissioner of Inland Revenue has ruled that Alan Duff's film, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, was not a legitimate business ... More >>

Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 18/3/2002

Tuesday, 19 March 2002, 11:29 am | Richard Prebble

The ACT Party held a successful conference at the weekend. Party manager Graham Watson reported membership is rising, candidates for every electorate will be selected by the end of May and fund-raising for the election has begun. Having risen in every ... More >>

Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

Monday, 11 March 2002, 2:45 pm | Richard Prebble

ACT will take centre stage this weekend with the party's annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Centra) in Auckland. Being the first party to hold its annual conference gives ACT an advantage - that's why we do it. More >>

Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

Monday, 25 February 2002, 2:49 pm | Richard Prebble

The Letter understands Helen Clark tomorrow will announce a $2b spending package to complete Auckland's motorways. Mayor John Banks has got everything he wants. More >>

Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 18/2/2002

Monday, 18 February 2002, 2:29 pm | Richard Prebble

Journalists feel conned after allowing themselves to be locked up to hear the government's innovation package. The only sensitive information in the package was the fact that there was no policy. To add to the insult, the government invited Waitakere City ... More >>

Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 18/12/00

Monday, 18 December 2000, 3:50 pm | Richard Prebble

A growing economy is like a rising tide - it lifts all ships, was Richard Prebble's message to a breakfast meeting last week. Richard reviewed the highs and lows of the parliamentary year, Labour's keenness to change its spots and ACT's plan for ... More >>

Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington #42

Monday, 11 December 2000, 2:15 pm | Richard Prebble

ACT has received tremendous feedback from New Zealanders wanting their say on accident compensation. ACC spokesman Ken Shirley has been overwhelmed with responses. If you would like to view the discussion document, or enrol in an ACC discussion e-group ... More >>

The Employment Relations Bill

Wednesday, 7 June 2000, 10:17 am | Richard Prebble

A Bill before Parliament that can cause a record drop in business confidence is a seriously flawed piece of legislation. Government ministers are now trying to assure business that the Employment Relations Bill does not do what they think it does and ... More >>