Tag: TV3’s ‘The Nation’

The Nation 28/11/15: Key, Police, US Ambassador to NZ

Press Release – TV3’s ‘The Nation’ Prime Minister John Key on the highs and lows of 2015. Lisa Owen asks him about Australian detainees, poverty, polls and u-turns. And are we at war with Islamic State?This weekend on The Nation… Prime Minister John Key on the highs and lows of 2015. Lisa Owen asks him about Australian detainees, poverty, polls and u-turns. And are we at war with Islamic State? Then, as New Zealand features in an ISIS video we ask Police Commissioner Mike Bush in his first television interview if we’re prepared for a Paris-style attack. Was it OK for police to “blacklist” Dr Jarrod Gilbert? And are the Police unwittingly racist? Also in his first television interview, the United States Ambassador to New Zealand Mark Gilbert talks ship visits, climate change and the TPP. We’ll discuss all this and more with our panel: Morning Report’s Guyon Espiner, political scientist Jon Johansson, and Metro’s Simon Wilson. ________________________________________ The Nation on TV3, 9.30am Saturday, 10am Sunday, 11pm Monday, and 7pm Saturday on RadioLIVE. Proudly brought to you by New Zealand on Air’s Platinum Fund. Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Key’s Film Jobs Being Filled by Migrants

Press Release – TV3’s ‘The Nation’ Overseas film making crew are pouring into New Zealand while The Prime Minister is in Los Angeles claiming Hollywood investment in New Zealand creates jobs.Key’s Film Jobs Being Filled by Migrants Overseas film making crew are pouring into New Zealand while The Prime Minister is in Los Angeles claiming Hollywood investment in New Zealand creates jobs. Speaking this weekend on TV3’s “The Nation” both Wellington City Councillor Jo Coughlan and  NZCTU President Helen Kelly agreed 400 overseas technicians  had recently applied for visas to work at the Weta post production facility in Wellington. “Yeah we don’t object at all to the Prime Minister going to Hollywood and talking about bringing films here, and the industry that it’s creating is obviously very exciting, there’s nothing that we object to in that model,” said Ms Kelly. “ What we object to is some of the things that have run alongside that, like for example very free immigration laws which have now changed. “We’ve just seen Weta apply to bring 400 foreign workers in to do some core jobs in the industry that they should be training and giving to New Zealanders.” But Ms Coughlan said it was  people coming in to up skill Kiwis across the board. “The spinoff of these innovative creative people who come into our city, what’s  happening is they’re up skilling the...

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Government Not in a Hurry on Plain Packaging

Press Release – TV3’s ‘The Nation’ Trade Negotiations Minister Tim Groser says there are complexities in following Australia’s lead and introducing plain packaging for tobacco products. Government Not in a Hurry on Plain Packaging ‘THE NATION’ TIM GROSER ‘MEETS THE PRESS‘ With RACHEL SMALLEY – ALEX TARRANT & JOHN HARTEVELT Trade Negotiations Minister Tim Groser says there are complexities in following Australia’s lead and introducing plain packaging for tobacco products. Speaking this weekend on TV3’s “The Nation” he said that the Government consulting the public on plain packaging “and I don’t want to get ahead of the public consultation process.” Asked if that meant New Zealand might wait until legal challenges in Australia were finished, he said: “It’s an option on the table which we’re consulting with now. “The Maori Party has taken political leadership on this.  “We’re strongly supporting them but we’ll listen to different views.  “I think it’s getting a bit ahead of the play here because there are some complexities around this.” He said there was an argument that plain packaging could remove the tobacco companies’ intellectual property. “We need to listen carefully, especially to other companies that would be very concerned if we were setting a precedent on this,” he said. “That might actually go against our own interests.  “We know what the real target is, but we need to consult the public and then...

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