The Nation 15 September 2012

September 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm by Kokila Patel

The Manufacturing Crisis.
1. Jenee Tibshraeny reports from Kawerau — once the Government’s manufacturing showpiece now the country’s welfare capital on the latest redundancies at the paper mill.
2. Natasha Smith reports from Whangarei on the bright future facing one of the country’s super yacht builders — part of the marine industry, now our biggest manufacturing industry.
3. Kawerau Mayor Malcolm Campbell is with Rachel.
4. EPMU National Secretary also with Rachel
5. Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce is with Rachel.
6. The Media Panel is Bill Ralston and NewstalkZB’s Susan Wood. (Brian is still lost in Italy).

Broadcast on TV 3, Saturday – 9.30 am, repeated on Sunday at 8 am with the Media Panel

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4 Responses to “The Nation 15 September 2012”

  1. Mark (1,493 comments) says:

    Are we heading to another ministry of education political cluster f*% over the Christchurch schools with backtracking, wrong information and confusion?

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  2. hj (7,066 comments) says:

    We should encourage Chinese to come and live in Kawarau, that will lead to agglomeration effects and pretty soon it will be on the Mercer list of best cities to live.

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  3. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    National have done nothing to stimulate the economy. They’d rather give the money to their “infrastructure” mates – $12 billion would stimulate the economy if spent on manufacturing or left in the hands of the people who earnt it. But no, lets build a highway to help the fat cats subdivide the foreshore and seabed when they get it.

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  4. Paulus (2,668 comments) says:

    Remember many of the people at Tasman Pulp (Norske) in Kawerau do not live there but in Whakatane and Rotorua.
    I understand that the average wage is in the $75,000 – $80,000 range with over $100,000 if overtime is included.

    I hear a Union man saying that the Herald should buy its paper from Norske, cancel their Malaysian order of cheap
    quality paper, and the Government should pay the differential to keep Kawerau working.

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