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More Airways Corp Revelations
Maori Given Radio Frequency Option
Another Lower Profit For Telecom
Budget Date June 15th
Scoop Is In The House
Re-Growing The West Coast
Post Cabinet Press Conference

Oil Prices Rise Again
A New Northland Prison
Mitsubishi Deal Makes It Kiwi Owned
Tax Penalties Soften
Property Laws For Gay Partners
Lower Employment A Cullen Hallmark
Universities Are Limited
Child Labour Convention
FULL COVERAGE - Rimu Contracts To End March 2002
Margaret Wilson On What Was Wrong With The ECA
We Need Tertiary Input
Foreign Media Ownership Concerns
Arts And The Heartland
Carter Holt Harvey Being Driven Out?
Police To East Timor
Check Your Addition Trevor!

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More Airways Corp Revelations

- Radio New Zealand News has learned from a key source that three key Airways Corp staff were to be “sold” to an international consortium planning to buy Britain's national air-traffic control system. Chris Holm reports. See... Airways’ Staff Selloff [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00070.htm


Maori Given Radio Frequency Option

- A representative Maori trust will be given the exclusive right to purchase 15MHz of IMT 2000 (3G) spectrum (“special block”) to help promote Maori participation in the “knowledge economy”. See... 2GHz AUCTION: INFORMATION SHEET [1] . Also see... 2GHz AUCTION – CABINET DECISIONS [2] In a stinging attack on the Government the ACT party calls the spectrum deal racist. See... ACT Condemns Racist Radio Auction [3] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00332.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00331.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00345.htm


Another Lower Profit For Telecom

- Telecom NZ today reported after-tax earnings of $205 million for the three months to 31 March 2000 and $611 million for the nine months to 31 March 2000. The corporation's profit is down on the last quarter due to Telecom’s investment in Australian communications company AAPT. Growth in internet and mobile phones however remains strong.See... Telecom Reports $205 Million Third Quarter Earnings [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00084.htm


Budget Date June 15th

- " I will be presenting the Budget on 15 June, so I run the risk of errors in estimating contemporary economic trends." See... Michael Cullen Speech Announcing Budget Date [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00323.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: West Coast Logging – Economic Growth - Returning Resident’s Visas – Contractors And The ERB – Teachers Wages – Maori And The ERB – Public Good Science Fund – Union “Utu” – Airways Corporation – Regional Development In Auckland And Northland – Maori Spectrum – University Staff Wages. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - May 16 [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00072.htm


Re-Growing The West Coast

- “So the Chathams has its own currency. Next it could be the West Coast”. Columnist Deirdre Kent looks at some ways of developing the local economy in the area. See... Rejunevating the West Coast Economy [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00071.htm


Post Cabinet Press Conference

– Scoop’s Chris Holm attended on Monday and brings you edited highlights. General Matters - Timberlands West Coast Settlement - Sierra Leone- Airways Corporation - Defence Radio Deal - Pm On Rimu Logging - Cultural Affairs Package - Social Welfare & Winz After The Hunn - Treasury Report To ERB Stifled See... Prime Minister's Monday Press Conference [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00068.htm

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Oil Prices Rise Again

- BP Oil New Zealand Ltd is lifting the price of petrol and diesel by five cents a litre at its company-owned service stations, effective immediately. See... Surging Crude/Product Costs Force Price Rise [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00090.htm


A New Northland Prison

- Northland prison will go ahead at Ngawha, but extra funding will be made available nationwide for re-habilitation, and an Iwi Liaison person in the North will be set up to continue consultation, Matt Robson Minister of Corrections announced today. See... New style re-hab prison gets go-ahead in Northland [1] . The go-ahead for a prison at Ngawha is great news for the Northland community, says Northland MP John Carter. See... Light finally turns green for Northland Prison [2] . Green MP Nandor Tanczos says that Corrections Minister Matt Robson appeared to have been captured by his officials. See... New Prison Highlights Further Failings Of System [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00338.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00339.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00340.htm


Mitsubishi Deal Makes It Kiwi Owned

- It has announced that the shareholding of Melco New Zealand will change. See... Mitsubishi Electric Sells To NZ Directors [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00089.htm


Tax Penalties Soften

- Legislation introduced into Parliament today will reduce the incremental penalty for overdue tax, and extend relief provisions to all types of tax. See... Tax Relief Legislation Introduced [1] . Also see... Government moves on tax initiatives [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00329.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00326.htm


Property Laws For Gay Partners

- Cabinet has approved the inclusion of provisions for de facto and same-sex couples in the Matrimonial Property Bill. See... Property Bill reflects relationship diversity [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00342.htm


Lower Employment A Cullen Hallmark

- Falling employment in the March quarter acknowledged by Michael Cullen this morning will be a hallmark of his reign as Finance Minister, according to ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman. See... Falling Employment Will Be Labour's Hallmark [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00343.htm


Universities Are Limited

- The government has introduced legislation limiting the number of universities to eight, the Associate Education Minister Steve Maharey announced today. See... Govt to Place Moratorium on Further Universities [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00327.htm


Child Labour Convention

- New Zealand is to ratify an ILO Convention aimed at eliminating the worst forms of child labour including using children as soldiers. See... New Zealand To Ratify Child Labour Convention [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00325.htm

FULL COVERAGE - 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 - GREEN - Gov't sets "dangerous" precedent with rimu call [2] - ACT - Government Continues To Renege On Coast [3] - BLUE GREENS - What's Good For Airways Should Be Good For Rimu [4] - ECO - Extension To West Coast Logging Deplored [5] - NFA - Celebration...but disappointment at compromise [6] - NATIONAL - Timberlands proposal balances conservation, jobs [7] - FURNITURE ASSOCIATION - Kiwi Battlers Hit By Rimu Timetable [8] - FOREST AND BIRD - Great day for forest conservation [9]

...Leading up to the announcement the debate in Scoop’s Politics wire has been intense...

- ECOLOGIC - Rimu Decision Shows Govt Double Standards On Green [10] - BRIAN SWALE - The Cost of a Rash Promise and Buying Votes [11] in the wire. - NFA - See... Govt Urged To Ignore Anti-Conservation Ministers [12] - NFA - See... Timberlands extend logging road in Okarito Forest [13] - FOREST AND BIRD - See... NZ poised for historic conservation achievement [14] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00311.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00316.htm
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[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00089.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00088.htm
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[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00086.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00087.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00085.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00084.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00080.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00079.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00076.htm


Margaret Wilson On What Was Wrong With The ECA

- The Employment Contracts Act, which came into effect nine years ago today, has played a key part in New Zealand's poor international competitiveness, and increased rates of under-employment and joblessness through the 1990s, says Labour Minister Margaret Wilson said yesterday. See... ECA: Nine years of instability [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00322.htm


We Need Tertiary Input

- The Tertiary Education Advisory Commission, recently established to advise Tertiary Education Minister Steve Maharey on the future direction of the tertiary education sector, is seeking input. ... See... Commission seeks written submissions [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00341.htm


Foreign Media Ownership Concerns

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton has renewed his calls for national interest criteria on foreign investment after the announcement today that CanWest is looking to buy 100% of Radio Works. See... National interest criteria for foreign investment [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00321.htm


Arts And The Heartland

- Once again it appears the only groups to benefit from arts funding are those frequented by Helen Clark and her cultural elite,” said ACT Arts and Culture spokesman Penny Webster. See... What About The Heartland, Helen? [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00320.htm


Carter Holt Harvey Being Driven Out?

- ACT is warning the Government that its anti-business policies will drive Carter Holt Harvey across the Tasman. See... ACT Warns Government Will Push Carters To OZ [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00318.htm


Police To East Timor

- Eight New Zealand Police officers will be deployed for six months to East Timor as part of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor [UNTAET], Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins said. See... Police Minister Wishes E.Timor Police Contingent [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00317.htm


Check Your Addition Trevor!

- United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says answers to Written Parliamentary Questions from Acting Commerce Minister Trevor Mallard on parallel importing do not add up. See... Mallard's Answers On Parallel Importing Do Not Add [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00314.htm

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