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JUST POLITICS
Science Think-tank Launched
New Boss For The Broadcasting Standards Authority
Dairy Owners With Guns?
Christine Rankin Support Group Applauded
Libz On The GE Royal Inquiry
Scoop Business: Retail Sales Up Slightly
Goff Visits Korean War Commemorations
Demand For Soup Kitchen Grows
Allocating Treaty Fishing Assets
What Happens To SILNA Forests?
Childhood Funding Increases Not Enough
Putting A Happy Face To The Music

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Samuels Denies Sex Allegations
Will Coasters Back Jim’s Bank?
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Budget Doesn’t Help The BOP – Greens

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Dover Samuels...Stood Down...Denies Allegations

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Science Think-tank Launched

- Nine New Zealanders with diverse backgrounds in industry and science have been named as members of a new Science and Innovation Advisory Council (SIAC), launched by Prime Minister Helen Clark in Wellington today. See... Prime Minister launches Science Advisory Council [1] . The Minister of Research, Science and Technology Pete Hodgson said today he was delighted with the calibre of the people who had agreed to serve on the new council. See... A first-rate think tank [2] both in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00481.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00482.htm


New Boss For The Broadcasting Standards Authority

- The new Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Authority is to be Auckland lawyer, Peter Cartwright, the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, announced today. See... New Chair of the BSA [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00480.htm

Dairy Owners With Guns?

- Minister of Police George Hawkins has cautioned dairy owners from arming themselves against potential robbers. See... Best Protection Is Effective Security [1] in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile, Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath says shop proprietors shouldn't have to ask the government's permission to carry firearms for protection. See... Libz Support Call To Arms By Dairy Owners [2] in the Politics wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00478.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00086.htm


Christine Rankin Support Group Applauded

- The Christine Rankin Impoverished Survivors' Independent Society (CRISIS) applauds news that Ms Rankin has formed her own support group. See... Rankin Survivors Speak Out! [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00085.htm


Libz On The GE Royal Inquiry

- “If anyone believes the Royal Commission into Genetic Engineering will generate sound and robust conclusions they probably subscribe to the mysticism of which this committee is in thrall,” says Libertarianz Spokesman Robert Winiefield. See... GE Royal Commission: Science vs Mysticism [1] in the Politics wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00084.htm


Scoop Business: Retail Sales Up Slightly

- A trend indicator for retail sales suggests a 0.7 per cent growth in the sector says Statistics New Zealand. See... Retail Sales Indicator - May 2000 [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00129.htm


Goff Visits Korean War Commemorations

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff will visit the Republic of Korea this week to represent New Zealand at the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Korean War in which over 6,000 New Zealanders served. See... Goff to visit Republic of Korea and Australia [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00476.htm


Demand For Soup Kitchen Grows

- During the Great Depression, the Methodist Mission Northern's meal service dished up 8,000 meals a year. It now serves 37,000 meals annually. See... Inner City Ministry dishes up 37,000 meals a year [1] in the Art & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0006/S00027.htm


Allocating Treaty Fishing Assets

- “If the Government fixed the law to direct the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission to allocate over $15 million of Hauraki fishing assets that the commission holds in trust, the local economy would be $45,000 a month better off,” says the Treaty Tribes Coalition. See... Law Change Would Bring $45,000 A Month To Hauraki [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00081.htm


What Happens To SILNA Forests?

- “The fact that Kevin Smith of Forest and Bird believes the Government may be about to legislate away its responsibility to SILNA owners is a cause for real concern,” says National MP Eric Roy. See... Government's unknown agenda for SILNA forests [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00474.htm


Childhood Funding Increases Not Enough

- “The paltry increases in the early childhood funding announced by the Government in its budget will put a damper on any expectations of pay increases,” New Zealand First Education spokesperson, Hon Brian Donnelly, said today. See... Early Childhood Teachers Cannot Expect Pay Rises [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00473.htm


Putting A Happy Face To The Music

- If the Government's serious about it's new Music Industry Commission hopefully they'll begin showing a bit of enthusiasm about it, says National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich. See... Lack of fanfare for Music Commissions debut [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00471.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Samuels Denies Sex Allegations

- The Minister Of Maori Affairs Dover Samuels has strongly denied accusations made against him for sexual misconduct and says he will step down from his ministerial duties while the matter is investigated by police. See... NEWSFLASH: Samuels Denies Sex Allegations [1] in the Headlines wire. For an earlier report see...NEWSFLASH: Dover Samuels Stood Down [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00084.htm


Will Coasters Back Jim’s Bank?

- Deputy Prime Minister, Jim Anderton said today he would be personally delighted if West Coast council's invested some of their $120 million in the Government's new peoples bank. Dr Cullen seemed to agree. John Howard reports. See... Anderton Looks For Backers On The West Coast [1] in the Headlines wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00088.htm


Scoop Is In The House - Questions

- Today's Questions concern: Speakers Ruling On Personal Explanations - WINZ Inquiry – Health Spending - Toothfish – ERB Changes – Fiji Coup – Native Logging In Southland – Minister For Auckland – Research And Development Vision - Children And Family Services - Asset Testing – Student Fees – WINZ Inquiry - Dover Samuels. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day June 21 [1] in the Headlines wire. To subscribe to receive the questions and answers by email...click HERE [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


Budget Doesn’t Help The BOP – Greens

- The first budget of the new Labour led Government represents a turning point for New Zealand. While the budget isn’t perfect it is at least heading in the right direction in many respects and is a marked contrast to National’s nine disastrous efforts. See... Budget doesn’t tackle BOP crisis - Rod Donald [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00468.htm

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