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OCCUPATION2K: Fightback Occupies Waikato Registry
If You See This Message - Ignore It!
Scoop In The House
Anderton Not A Good Spy
Blowing The Whistle In Parliament
Timberrrrr!!!
Scoop World: US On Terrorism
OCCUPATION2K: Hunter Abandoned - Protest Moves To Auckland
Scoop Opinion: A Week With Future Lefts

Spies Like Us
Fisheries Flogged Offshore
NZ-On-Air For Kids
Biodiversity Strategy
Waipareira Trust: More Probes by ACT
Keep Out Of Power In Waikato
Shell Angry At “Power Losses”
Bulk Funding Continues
Pay For Doctors & Nurses
Bungling Community Services?
ERA Impacts On Farms

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OCCUPATION2K: Fightback Occupies Waikato Registry

- The Fightback! campaign for Free Education, in conjunction with the Waikato Students Union, have occupied and taken control of their Registry, and the whole three floors of B block at Waikato University. See... Waikato Campus Occupied by Fightback! [1] in the Education wire. Scroll down for more Occupation2k news.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00061.htm


If You See This Message - Ignore It!

- New Zealand Police and Vodaphone say a mobile phone warning currently doing the rounds on email is a hoax. For the message which seems aimed at disrupting vodaphone business see... Fake Police Email [1] . For the company’s reply see... Email message a hoax [2] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00152.htm


Scoop In The House

- Today’s questions of the day concerned: John Tamihere apology/speakers ruling – Community Work Scheme x 2 – IRD Funding – Nauseating Treatment Of Children – BIL Selling Fish Overseas – Pesticide On NZ Roads - Maori On Health Boards – Mental Health Funding – The ERA And Export Competitiveness – Students On School Boards – Bulk Funding – Millennium Kauri Forest – Advice MPs are not “Pigs And Dogs”. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00112.htm


Anderton Not A Good Spy

- “The Deputy Prime Minister has shown he is unfit to be a member of the Parliamentary Security Intelligence Committee,” Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. See... Anderton unfit for security committee [1] . Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is scornful of National Party suggestions that he should resign. See... Shipley 'hysterical' over SIS claim [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00498.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00507.htm


Blowing The Whistle In Parliament

- The Government is likely to pass a law protecting whistle-blowers in the private sector despite the opposition’s claim that the bill is flawed. Chris Holm reports. See... Whistleblowers Bill Soon To Be Passed [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00111.htm


Timberrrrr!!!

- Fiji's plans to harvest part of its matured mahogany forests, claimed to be the largest in the world and worth billions of dollars in revenue, has been attacked by Fijians who say the Government is disposing of the logs at bargain prices. John Howard reports. See... Fiji’s Mahogany Forests Set For The Chop [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00110.htm


Scoop World: US On Terrorism

- U.S. citizens and leaders must not assume that the nation's power makes it impervious to a wide range of threats to its security from other countries and terrorist groups alike, Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet told members of the Senate Foreign Committee. See... CIA Director Tenet Outlines Threats to US Security [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0003/S00141.htm


OCCUPATION2K: Hunter Abandoned - Protest Moves To Auckland

- Auckland students are planning an occupation of the Auckland University registry today see... Occupation wave hits Auckland! [1] . Students are protesting this week across the country to highlight key issues facing Tertiary access and participation which need to be addressed immediately in the upcoming Government budget round. See... Students protest for universal living allowances [2] . The students occupied Victoria University’s Hunter Building yesterday before giving the building back this morning. See... Victoria Students Occupy University Registry [3] . Waikato students have indicated their solidarity see…Fightback Waikato In Solidarity WIth Victoria [4] . Meanhile Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Sharp has accused the students of assaulting security staff and tea ladies on their way in, see…Hunter occupation [5] , all in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00060.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00055.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00052.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00053.htm


Scoop Opinion: A Week With Future Lefts

- The newsletter of these young socialists, proto-Labourites. Including - Editorial: Late, Bored, Blah Etc :) Young Labour SGM Ideology - From Steve Maharey News Is Good, Good News Is Better. Web Site Of The Week. See... `I Won't Do What You Tell Me To Do [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00124.htm


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Spies Like Us

- The Green Party is calling for the government to rethink its commitment to the Waihopai electronic interception station in light of developments in the European Parliament. See... Waihopai Spybase Rethink Needed [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00504.htm


Fisheries Flogged Offshore

- New Zealand First has called on the Government to ensure that Brierley Investments’ fifty per cent share of Sealords remains in New Zealand hands and is not “flogged off” overseas. See... Keep Fisheries In New Zealand Hands – NZ First [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00506.htm


NZ-On-Air For Kids

- Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is calling for TV quotas on children's programmes, after a NZ on Air report today said up to 85 per cent of shows on the two channels catering to kids are made overseas. See... Kedgley calls for TV quotas for Kids [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00505.htm


Biodiversity Strategy

- The Government will reveal how it plans to restore New Zealand’s native heritage in its Biodiversity strategy to be launched this afternoon.Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today welcomed the Government's Biodiversity Strategy but said she remained concerned at the absence of detailed costings for implementing the plan. See... Greens welcome biodiversity strategy - cautiously [1] . National is also positive. See... Nats welcome completion of Biodiversity Strategy [2] . But ACT says the strategy is based on the flawed assumption that continuing Government control of land is the only way to protect our native flora and fauna. See... Government Control Doesn’t Ensure Biodiversity [3] all in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile Environmental agency Forest and Bird have described it as a “greenprint for the future survival of New Zealand's unique native plants and animals.” See... Biodiversity Strategy Welcomed [4] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00502.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00499.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00508.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00125.htm


Waipareira Trust: More Probes by ACT

- ACT Leader Richard Prebble confirmed today that he has written to the Maori Affairs Select Committee requesting that the Committee set up an inquiry into the Waipareira Trust. See... Prebble Requests Inquiry [1] Also see... ACT On Privileges Inquiry Into Waipareira Trust [2] . And... ACT To Seek Parliamentary Inquiry [3] . Last week Mr Prebble and Labour MP John Tamihere traded verbal punches over ACT’s allegations that the Trust misused funds transferring money innapropriately to an Auckland league team. Mr Tamihere, who has denied the allegations, accused Mr Prebble of “pre-meditated racism.” Allegations have been passed to the Serious Fraud office, while the Auditor General is also looking into the matter. So far two of Mr Prebbles claims have proved incorrect. See... Auditor General Confirms Inquiry [4] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00501.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00478.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00419.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00383.htm


Keep Out Of Power In Waikato

- Government regulation of lines companies is not needed in the Waikato because local consumers already have a vehicle by which to influence the operations of the local network company, the Electricity Inquiry in Wellington has been told. See... Govt Intervention Not Needed In Waikato Energy [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00126.htm


Shell Angry At “Power Losses”

- Shell has responded angrily to reports that Australian imported fuel was “suffering power losses”; in vehicles outside of Auckland. See... Shell Reacts Angrily To Scaremongering Tactics [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00079.htm


Bulk Funding Continues

- ACT Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata today said that Education Minister Trevor Mallard’s claim that the $15.1 million that he is distributing to centrally funded schools would have gone to Treasury is dishonest nonsense. See... Mallard Misleads on Bulk Funding [1] . Education legislation that will end the bulk funding of teacher salaries, strengthen enrolment schemes, and enhance school governance arrangements has been introduced to Parliament.The Minister has announced all non bulk funded schools would recieve a substantial one off cash payment. See... Education legislation introduced this week [2] . Also see... Bulk Funding Double Standard [3] And... Govt. sidelines parents and compromises standards [4] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00500.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00465.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00475.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00471.htm


Pay For Doctors & Nurses

- The Health Minister has revealed today she has refused to find any extra funding to ensure nurses and doctors get a pay rise, Opposition Health Spokesperson Wyatt Creech said. See... Health Minister's black prognosis for wage round [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00497.htm


Bungling Community Services?

- The Government’s announcement to raise eligibility for community services card is nothing but a patch-up of its own bungle over eligibility for the card, says National’s Work and Income spokesperson Belinda Vernon. See... Government “announcement” just restores status quo [1] . More than 40,000 more people will be able to access cheaper primary health services now the Cabinet had agreed to raise the threshold for eligibility for the Community Services Card. See... More Elligible For Community Services Card [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00496.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00477.htm


ERA Impacts On Farms

- The ACT party today raised serious concerns at the rural sector implications of the Government’s new Employment Relations Bill. See... New legislation will be a rural minefield [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00494.htm

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