Green Party refines ‘Buy Kiwi Made’ scheme

Friday, August 11, 2006 The New Zealand Government has asked the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand to start refining its taxpayer funded ‘Buy Kiwi Made‘ scheme to also include products designed in New Zealand but manufactured elsewhere. The Buy Kiwi Made scheme was a NZ$11 million post-election deal between the Labour Party and the […]

Australian Federal Police raid home over unauthorised access to pay TV services

Thursday, March 30, 2006 Australian Federal Police officers reportedly raided the home in Argenton, West of Newcastle, New South Wales of a man suspected of distibuting software to enable unauthorised access to pay TV services Foxtel and Austar. A spokesperson for the Australian Federal Police said that officers seized computer equipment, including an “external hardware […]

New Zealand’s state broadcaster plans to dismiss 160 workers

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 The state broadcaster of New Zealand, Television New Zealand (TVNZ), has announced its plans to fire at least 160 people because they have falling revenue, mainly from their NZ$9.3 million advertising loss. A memorandum, or “memo”, was circulating the 1,100 employer, TVNZ yesterday from CEO, Rick Ellis, which stated that their […]

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani states Iran is enriching uranium

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirmed on Tuesday that the country has successfully enriched uranium from 164 of their centrifuges. “I am officially announcing that Iran has joined the group of those countries which have nuclear technology. This is the result of the Iranian nation’s resistance. Based on international regulations, we will […]

Obama to suspend Arctic oil drilling

Thursday, May 27, 2010 According to Democratic Senator Mark Begich from Alaska, the U.S. Department of the Interior has decided to halt all new Arctic exploratory oil drilling applications until 2011. The response is believed to be caused in part by the two current oil spill disasters (that of the Deepwater Horizon Incident and more […]

Dell joins Microsoft-Nortel VoIP Team

Saturday, October 20, 2007 Dell Inc. announced on Tuesday that it will partner up with the Microsoft-Nortel Innovative communications alliance (ICA) team to sell Unified Communications and VoIP products. The announcement on Tuesday the 16th of October 2007 includes Dell selling VoIP, data and wireless networking products from Nortel and the Microsoft Office Communications Server […]

CanadaVOTES: Liberal Dr. Eric Hoskins running in Haldimand—Norfolk

On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Liberal candidate Dr. Eric Hoskins is standing for election in the riding of Haldimand—Norfolk. Wikinews contacted Dr. Eric Hoskins, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in […]

Explicit Canadian workplace safety ads pulled from TV due to Christmas season

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Controversial and explicit Canadian workplace safety ads have been pulled from television, and paper ads from some bus shelters for the Christmas season. However, the ads will return to air in January. “It’s totally erroneous to suggest we’re pulling anything,” chairman of the Workplace Safety and Information Board of Ontario, Steve […]

Moscow celebrates Victory Day with military parade

Monday, May 11, 2009 On May 9, Moscow heralded its celebrations of Victory Day with one of the largest military parades seen since the fall of the Soviet Union through the Red Square and the streets of Moscow. Signifying the defeat over Nazi Germany in 1945 in World War 2, Victory Day continues to be […]

Australian cricket tour of Zimbabwe cancelled

Monday, May 14, 2007 Australian Prime Minister John Howard said his government has decided to not let the national cricket team go to Zimbabwe. “We don’t do this lightly, but we are convinced that for the tour to go ahead there would be an enormous propaganda boost for the Mugabe regime,” Howard told ABC television. […]