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Rosanne Says Goodbye
TVNZ Remains In The Dog Box
Irish Eyes: Weather Horoscope
Ministers Answer Questions
Timberlands Legal Stouch Gaining Momentum
The Putin Problem
Strident Trident Protests
Blakie Inquiry Goes Door Knocking

All Go For Hero
WINZ Inquiry Announced
Wellington Motorists Beware!
International Money Laundering Clampdown
Resignation And Annan Visit Cause For NZ To Act Over Iraq
Catching Dolphins
WINZ Makes Life Difficult For Students Again
More Maiden Speeches
New State Sector Auditor Appointed
Laxatives, Lungs and Climate Monitoring
Fuel Emmissions - Concern And Discussion
Telecom's Profit Drops
Plucking Up Executive Courage
Farmers Want Dairy Giant Say Feds
The Dollar Debate

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Rosanne Says Goodbye

- "I have decided to resign forthwith from the Chair of TVNZ. It is earlier than my planned date of departure in March, which was announced before Christmas," says departing TVNZ Chair Rosanne Meo, see... Personal Statement From Rosanne Meo, Chairman TVNZ [1] in the Politics wire. ACT's Richard Prebble has been quick to jump to Meo's defence, see... Roseanne Meo Driven Out --- Richard Prebble [2] in the Parliament wire. United’s Peter Dunne says… Stop Crying Crocodile Tears Over Public Television [3] while Broadcasting Minister Marion Hobbs says thanks, see…. See... Minister Thanks TVNZ Chair [4] .


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TVNZ Remains In The Dog Box

- TV3 bosses are currently meeting with lawyers to decide whether TVNZ's poaching of former broadcaster John Haweksby was illegal. Meanwhile, yesterday's post cabinet press conference by the Prime Minister Helen Clark was dominated - unsurprisingly - by the escalating war of words between the Government and the TVNZ board. Alastair Thompson reports. See... PM Makes Displeasure At TVNZ Very Clear [1] and Prime Minister's Questions to The TVNZ Board [2] in the Headlines wire. Last night both TV news channels led with the story about themselves. For a summary of their reports see.. TV1 News [3] and TV3 News [4] in the News Monitor wire. Broadcasting heavy-weight Paul Holmes has threatened to take his skills across the Tasman. "I’ll drive you to the airport, Paul", says NZ First Leader Winston Peters. See... NZFirst Calls For End To TVNZ “Mega” Payouts [5] both in the Parliament wire. Also see... TVNZ Board Stands By Its Executives [6] in the Politics wire. ACT's Penny Webster gets concerned about nasty things said about Richard Long and Judy Bailey and writes a letter to the PM. See... ACT: Please Substantiate, Penny Webster [7] in the Parliament wire.


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Irish Eyes: Weather Horoscope

– Scoop’s Irish correspondent Greg Meylan is clearly still revelling in the land of the blarney stone. See…. Irish Eyes: Weather From The Stars [1] in the Headlines wire.


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Ministers Answer Questions

- Today's question for oral answer in the houses concerned: ACC Work Capacity Test - WINZ and Student Loans - Farmers And ACC - TIE Education Scheme - TVNZ Board - Days Of Our Lives - WINZ Inquiry - Student Loans Admin - Women's Refuges ACC Premiums - Power Prices - HFA Redundancies - State House Sales – TVN.Z See... Questions Of The Day 15 Feb 2000 [1] in the Headlines wire.


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Timberlands Legal Stouch Gaining Momentum

- Problems will not go away for the coalition Government over its West Coast indigenous forest policy, with 1518 ratepayers voting to support the Westland District Council's resolution for a challenge over the axing of the harvesting of beech timber. John Howard Reports. See... Logging Legal Challenge Gets Ratepayer Mandate [1] in the Headlines wire.


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The Putin Problem

- If strategic analyst's in the West are not concerned about Russia's new direction, they should be. Vladimir Putin has signalled the West will be a rival rather than a partner. The Russian Bear begins to growl. John Howard reports. See... The Russian Bear Begins To Growl [1] in the Headlines wire.


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Strident Trident Protests

- Over 400 protesters blockaded the gates at the Trident submarine base on the River Clyde in Scotland on Valentine's Day. Police are reported to have arrested over half of the protesters. See... Campaigners Claim Successful Valentines Blockade [1] in the General wire.


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Blakie Inquiry Goes Door Knocking

- The inquiry team for the Lisa Blakie homicide will start door knocking in the high country today. See... Lisa Blakie Inquiry Into The Field [1] in the General wire. Also see... Lisa Blakie, The 2nd Week Of The Inquiry - Police [2] in the General wire. Today the inquiry team will start door knocking in the high country. See... Lisa Blakie Inquiry Into The Field [3] in the General wire. See also... Scoop Images: Lisa Blakie And Her Dog [4] in the Headlines wire.


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All Go For Hero

- The Hero Festival is going ahead this year with the main event being the annual Hero Gala, Sean Lofts Hero Trust Board Co-Chair said. See... Hero Goes Ahead As Gala [1] in the Auckland wire.


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WINZ Inquiry Announced

- The Government has released the terms of reference for the Ministerial Review into the Department of Work and Income New Zealand. See... Government Announces Detail Of WINZ Inquiry [1] . ACT social welfare spokesman Muriel Newman is pleased that public pressure by ACT has finally led to a review of WINZ. See... Pressure on WINZ was worth it - Newman [2] both in the Parliament wire


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Wellington Motorists Beware!

- Government Ministers Trevor Mallard and Steve Maharey will be cycling to work tomorrow as part of the Street Skills National Bike Week 'bike to work day'. See... Ministers Bike to Work [1] in the Parliament wire.


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International Money Laundering Clampdown

New Zealand is working with other OECD countries to combat the serious global problem of money laundering, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Financial Action Task Force On Money Laundering [1] in the Parliament wire.


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Resignation And Annan Visit Cause For NZ To Act Over Iraq

- A New Zealand group opposed to New Zealand’s support for a sanctions regime against Iraq is calling on the government to withdraw its support for the US/UK backed sanctions. See... Pressure on NZ support for sanctions against Iraq [1] in the Politics wire.


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Catching Dolphins

- Conservationists fear that set netting may cause the extinction of the North Island population of Hector's dolphin. See... Set netting may cause extinction of NI dolphin [1] in the General wire.


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WINZ Makes Life Difficult For Students Again

- Green education spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street is calling for student loan processing to be returned to tertiary campuses in light of more WINZ blunders at Canterbury University. See... Greens Call For Return To Campus Loan Processing [1] in the Parliament wire.


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More Maiden Speeches

- The Address and Reply debate on the Governor General’s Speech from the Throne is due to be completed late today, around 9.30pm, as are the Maiden speeches from new members. More Maiden Speeches: - Richard Worth Maiden Speech - National [1] - Maiden Speech - Anne Tolley - National [2] - Maiden Speech Of Hon Margaret Wilson [3] - Maiden Speech Notes For Keith Locke [4] - Penny Webster Maiden Speech [5]


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New State Sector Auditor Appointed

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced the appointment of Kevin Brady as the Deputy Controller and Auditor-General. Mr Brady replaces Wayne Cameron, who was appointed Auditor-General for the State of Victoria, Australia, last year. See... Appointment of the Deputy Controller and AG [1] in the Parliament wire.


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Laxatives, Lungs and Climate Monitoring

– The Foundation for Research Science And Technology are keeping busy researching and making stuff. See... Lungs A Dry Subject For Student [1] , World Watch On Greenhouses [2] and Kiwifruit Extract Provides Natural Relief [3] , all in the Science wire.


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Fuel Emmissions - Concern And Discussion

- The Government would sign an international treaty reducing fuel emmissions Environment Minister Marian Hobbs told a international conference on global warning. However the Minister would not specify when this would occur. The Greens are not amused. See... Hobbs Speech To Panel on Climate Change [1] and see... Energy projection blows Kyoto emission targets [2] both in the Parliament wire.


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Telecom's Profit Drops

- Telecom today reported after-tax earnings of $197 million for the three months to 31 December 1999, 2.5 per cent down on last years figures. Its Chief Executive, Theresa Gattung, says the loss was short-term and the company has been performing strongly. See... Telecom Reports $406 Million Half Year Earnings [1] in the Business wire.


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Plucking Up Executive Courage

- CEOs are being urged to take more risks when doing business as a means of `kick starting' the economy, according to participants at a recent PA Consulting Group CEO Forum. See... CEO’s Urged To Take More Risks [1] in the Business wire.


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Farmers Want Dairy Giant Say Feds

- Dairy Farmers of New Zealand says farmers want the controversial mega-merger proposals to proceed. See... DFNZ Tour Shows Dairy Farmer Support For Merger [1] in the Business wire. Meanwhile prices for farm produce are continuing to improve See... ANZ Commodity Price Index - January 2000 [2] , also in the Business wire.


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The Dollar Debate

- Unions have hit out at ACT leader Richard Prebble’s proposal to adopt the US dollar as the national currency, while farmers have welcomed Mr Prebble’s ideas on a monetary union with Australia. Mr Prebble has said he made both proposals over the weekend to encourage debate about the state of the Kiwi dollar. See... Dollarisation Damnned [1] in the Business wire.


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