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Do The Chinese Want To Eat Our St Bernards?
Rimu Contracts To End March 2002
Alliance Does The Big Dip
Coast Announcement Preview... Coast Accord Looks Shaky
Telecomms 0867 Accord
More Sludge : Report #4 Alliance, Telecom & Timberlands
Scoop House Preview: Jim On Regional Development
Scoop World: The Elian Myth Debunked
Hard News Is Here!
Scoop Opinion: Australian Labour

Condolences On Japanese PM’s Death
Marriage Increasingly Popular
Maori Fisheries Report Advisory
Police Inquiry Call
Manufactured Exports Grow
Christine Rankin: Back Her Or Sack Her
Cigarette Chemicals
Ministerial Incompetence Educational
GE Food Labelling Scandal
Anderton’s Sights On Telecom
Organic Production Conference
Stickers For Massey Staff Levels
Private Mental Health Rejected
Where The Ministers Are This Week
Tourism Kicked By ERB

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WHEN WINSTON ATTACKS:
Are They Eating Our Dogs Over There?

TOP SCOOPS


Do The Chinese Want To Eat Our St Bernards?

- New Zealand First Leader and Tauranga MP, Rt Hon Winston Peters, is mounting a campaign to prevent the export of New Zealand dogs to some Asian countries where they are slaughtered and eaten. See... Winston To The Rescue Of Man's Best Friend [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00302.htm


Rimu Contracts To End March 2002

- The Government has announced it plans to terminate Rimu logging on the West Coast in election year - on March 31 2002. Today it also announced it is introducing a new Bill to legislate over the West Coast Accord. The plans will be discussed with Timberlands after the bill has been debated. See... Timberlands proposal balances conservation, jobs [1] in the Parliament wire.
REACTION
- NATIONAL - Timberlands proposal balances conservation, jobs [2]
- FURNITURE ASSOCIATION - Kiwi Battlers Hit By Rimu Timetable [3]
- FOREST AND BIRD - Great day for forest conservation [4]
...Leading up to the announcement the debate in Scoop’s Politics wire has been intense...
- ECOLOGIC - Rimu Decision Shows Govt Double Standards On Green [5]
- BRIAN SWALE - The Cost of a Rash Promise and Buying Votes [6]
- NFA - See... Govt Urged To Ignore Anti-Conservation Ministers [7]
- NFA - See... Timberlands extend logging road in Okarito Forest [8]
- FOREST AND BIRD - See... NZ poised for historic conservation achievement [9] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00311.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00311.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00086.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00087.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00085.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00084.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00080.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00079.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00076.htm


Alliance Does The Big Dip

- It’s doldrums time for the Alliance with the most recent One News Colmar-Brunton Poll showing the junior coalition partner is languishing below the margin of error. See... Disastrous Poll For Alliance [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00064.htm


Coast Announcement Preview... Coast Accord Looks Shaky

- The meeting in Wellington today between mayors, Jim Anderton, Dr Michael Cullen and officials over Government's West Coast policies, now looks shaky following Conservation Minister, Sandra Lee's, refusal to grant earlier promised access to Crown land. Scoop’s West Coast correspondent John Howard reports. See... Access To Gold A Rising Issue For Angry Coasters [1] in the Headlines wire. Meanwhile the Green Party is providing a paper to Cabinet arguing for a prompt end to Timberlands rimu logging. The paper will be publicly available after tomorrow's Cabinet meeting. See... Greens expect Cabinet to act on rimu logging [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00297.htm


Telecomms 0867 Accord

- Internet users will not pay a two-cents per minute charge for non-0867 Internet calls, under a comprehensive three and a half-month agreement between Telecom and CLEAR. See... Clear And Telecom Reach Agreement On 0867 Internet [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00077.htm


More Sludge : Report #4 Alliance, Telecom & Timberlands

IN THIS ISSUE: Poll Shocker For Alliance - Bring On Harre And Robson - Clear and Telecom Kiss And Make Up - But It Won't Save Telecom - Sludge Supports NBR On Naming Issue - Timberlands Resolution Expected This Arvo - Sort Of See... The Sludge Report #4 - Poll Shocker For Alliance [1] . Also see... Sludge Report #3 – The Linda And Helen Show [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00066.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00057.htm


Scoop House Preview: Jim On Regional Development

- When Parliament resumes tomorrow it will be time for Jim Anderton to step up to the podium and launch the detail of his Regional Development programme. See... SCP HOUSE: Jim Anderton To Lead Off [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00065.htm


Scoop World: The Elian Myth Debunked

- There's More at stake than just Elian - propagating myths can lead to disaster. A behind the scenes look at the Elian Gonzalez story with information you may not have read about. A Scoop link from alternative e-news site TomPain.com-monsense. See... Scoop Link: Debunking The Elian Myth [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00067.htm


Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, it's finally happened. Like so many of the great and good, and like the Prime Minister herself, I'm to be sent off for "media skills" training. See... HARD NEWS 12/5/00 - Convincing, Evasive, Likeable [1] in the Headlines wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00062.htm


Scoop Opinion: Australian Labour

- I have to correct a mistake from the last column, on May Day, with respect to ILO conventions and their recognition in our labour law. Then, something about the Australian Labor Party, whose NSW Branch I visited last weekend in Sydney. See... On The Left - Corrections, and Sydney, NSW [1] in the Politics wire. For the latest Young Labour web broadcast see... Future Lefts - They can't handle the truth! [2] , also in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00081.htm


MORE SCOOPS

Condolences On Japanese PM’s Death

Prime Minister Helen Clark today offered New Zealand's condolences to Japan following the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi. See... On the death of Keizo Obuchi - Prime Minister [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00309.htm


Marriage Increasingly Popular

- There were more marriages and fewer marriage dissolutions in 1999 than in 1998, according to Statistics New Zealand's latest marriage and divorce statistics. See... Marriages increase again [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00083.htm


Maori Fisheries Report Advisory

- The Chairman of the Treaty Tribes Coalition, Mr Harry Mikaere, will this week publicly release an independent economic study into the costs of delaying allocation of fisheries assets to iwi. See... NZIER Report on Mäori Fisheries Allocation [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00078.htm


Police Inquiry Call

- A full inquiry into the role of the Police Criminal Intelligence Service’s surveillance and information-gathering on political organisations and activists is long overdue, says Aziz Choudry, the GATT Watchdog organiser who successfully sued the SIS. See... “Political Police” Inquiry Call Long Overdue [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00077.htm


Manufactured Exports Grow

- Latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show strong growth in exports of non-food manufactured goods. This has led to the merchandise exports trend growing almost as quickly as the merchandise imports trend for the first three months of this year. See... Growth In Trade Deficit Slows [1] in the Business wire. See also...Deutsche Bank's analysis...Overseas Merchandise Trade - March 2000 [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00081.htm


Christine Rankin: Back Her Or Sack Her

- ACT is today calling on the Government to either back or sack Christine Rankin to enable the country’s largest Government Department to get on with the job of looking after New Zealanders in need.See... Time For Government To Decide Rankin’s Future [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00308.htm


Cigarette Chemicals

- Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said all 350 chemicals which are added to cigarettes should be published on the Ministry of Health website along with full information about these additives, including any health and safety concerns. See... 350 cigarette additives should be published [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00299.htm


Ministerial Incompetence Educational

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard’s incompetence is preventing schools from planning for their students future, said ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata. See... Minister’s Incompetence Hinders Schools [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00307.htm


GE Food Labelling Scandal

- Consumers' rights must form a central part of any GE food labelling regime, Consumer Affairs Minister Phillida Bunkle told the Food Technology Forum in Auckland today. See... Consumers Demand GE Food Labelling [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00298.htm


Anderton’s Sights On Telecom

- Alliance leader and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton has Telecom and petrol companies in his sights following a landmark court decision. See... And now for Telecom and the petrol companies… [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00295.htm


Organic Production Conference

- A major conference on organic production in New Zealand kicks off next weekend with the Green Party saying the time has never been better for New Zealand to embrace organic agriculture. See... Time for New Zealand to embrace organic future [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00292.htm


Stickers For Massey Staff Levels

- Massey University Staff have been encouraged to show their support for retaining current staffing levels on the Massey University Palmerston North campuses by wearing stickers during Graduation ceremonies. See... Stickers @ Graduation [1] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0005/S00021.htm


Private Mental Health Rejected

- “The government has made a wise decision in rejecting Capital Coast Health’s plan to allow a new mental health facility to be built and managed by a private consortium,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists. See... Govt Wise Rejecting Private Health Take-over [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00074.htm


Where They Are This Week

– The weekly diaries of Jim Sutton, Matt Robson, Dr Michael Cullen and Pete Hodgson. See... Jim Sutton diary – 15th – 20th May [1] and see… Hon Matt Robson Diary - 15th - 19th May 2000 [2] . See... Dr Michael Cullen's Diary - May 15 to 21 [3] . See... Pete Hodgson - Media diary to 21 May 2000 [4] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00304.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00303.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00301.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00300.htm


Tourism Kicked By ERB

- New Zealand's fast-growing tourism industry will be badly knocked by the Employment Relations Bill, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. See... Tourism in for a bad knock under ERB [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00290.htm


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