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JUST POLITICS
Alternative Education Funding
Asset Testing: Will It Be Scrapped?
NZ On Air- More Off-Air
Businesses And Unis In Tech-Partnership
Greens In Organic Funding Conspiracy?
Greens Sell Off The Silver
Aid For Pacific Island Red Cross
Youth Corps Programme Booster
On Closing The Gaps
PCA Review Welcomed By Complainant
Waikato 101 Police Volunteers
Lange Defamation Decision Welcomed

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Dover Samuels: Who Is The Real Victim?
SLUDGE: Sludge On Samuels
Scoop Opinion: Jim and Mike’s Trip To The Coast
Scoop Opinion: Upton Online Is In Germany
Scoop Opinion: Rankin On Education
Scoop Is In The House – Questions


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Alternative Education Funding

- The Government has beefed up its efforts to help young teenagers who have become alienated from their local schools to resurrect their education. See... Increased Funding for Alternative Education [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00503.htm


Asset Testing: Will It Be Scrapped?

- The elderly are taking it as read that the Minister of Disability will deliver on the election promise to scrap asset testing, but she faces huge hurdles getting the money, Opposition Associate Health spokesperson Lynda Scott said today. See... Will Dyson deliver on asset testing? [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00495.htm


NZ On Air- More Off-Air

- The Government looks set to fund fewer New Zealand made TV programmes through NZ On Air in the coming year, despite Marian Hobbs' repeated talk about more local content. See... Fewer local TV shows under Labour? [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00494.htm


Businesses And Unis In Tech-Partnership

- New funding provided in the Budget for Technology New Zealand will help build stronger partnerships between business and researchers in the tertiary sector Tertiary Education Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Partnership between tertiary research and industry [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00490.htm


Greens In Organic Funding Conspiracy?

- “Hidden deep in the Greens Budget package is direct funding for the failing Bio-Gro organisation”, said ACT Rural Issues spokesman Owen Jennings. See... Greens Bypass Accountability [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00489.htm


Greens Sell Off The Silver

- The Greens supported a land sale to foreign owners today, despite its direct contradiction of their election promises, said ACT Agriculture spokesman Gerry Eckhoff. See... Greens Ignore Election Promise To Public [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00488.htm


Aid For Pacific Island Red Cross

- New Zealand is donating $100,000 to an international arm of the Red Cross to help strengthen institutions in the Pacific Islands the Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Matt Robson announced today. See... Aid to Pacific Red Cross [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00496.htm


Youth Corps Programme Booster

- The Ministry of Youth Affairs will receive an extra $180,000 to expand the Youth Services Corps programme, Youth Affairs Minister Laila Harré announced today. See... $180,000 boost for youth development [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00499.htm


On Closing The Gaps

- New Zealand's future prosperity will be built on the success of the Closing the Gaps initiatives, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Closing the gaps essential for NZ's future [1] . Also see Mr. Maharey’s speech on the matter... Closing the Gaps: Investing in our Future [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00497.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00498.htm


PCA Review Welcomed By Complainant

- The review of the Police Complaints Authority announced by Justice Minister Phil Goff has been welcomed by David Small, who won a High Court case against the Police despite a PCA inquiry finding no substance to his complaint. See... Police Complaints Review Long Overdue [1] in the Politics wire Justice Minister Phil Goff announced the review yesterday. See... Goff To Review Police Complaints Authority [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00487.htm


Waikato 101 Police Volunteers

- Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins will this Thursday launch the Waikato 101 Patrol Group. See... Minister Launches Waikato 101s [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00500.htm


Lange Defamation Decision Welcomed

– In a rare move the Court of Appeal has upheld its decision against former Prime Minister David Lange in his defamation case against North & South Magazine. The New Zealand Section of the Commonwealth Press Union has welcomed the decision saying it was an “acknowledgement of the importance of freedom of expression in New Zealand.” See... CPU Pleased Court Of Appeal Judgement Confirmed [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00052.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Dover Samuels: Who Is The Real Victim?

- “Women should be sickened and outraged by the treatment being meted out to the young woman at the centre of the controversy over the Minister of Maori Affairs,” National's Women's Affairs spokeswoman Anne Tolley said today. See... Who is the real victim of Samuels affair ? [1] in the Parliament wire. The young woman at the centre of the sexual allegations needs counseling according to her mother's cousin. See... Young Woman Needs Counseling Says Relative [2] in the Headlines wire. Also see... NEWSFLASH: Samuels Denies Sex Allegations [3] in the Headlines wire. Parekura Horomia will be Acting Minister of Maori Affairs while the investigation takes place. See... The Hon Dover Samuels - PM's Statement [4] . Also see...PM covers up Samuels allegations [5] both in the Parliament wire. For an earlier report see...NEWSFLASH: Dover Samuels Stood Down [6] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00504.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00096.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00085.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00483.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00485.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00084.htm


SLUDGE: Sludge On Samuels

- Initially when the Dover Samuels sexual allegations story broke, Sludge was in two minds whether to report the scandal at all. Having heard on the journalism grape vine the allegations involved sex with a young underage girl, and that Mr. Samuels See... Sludge Report #16 - Dover, Dover, Dover! [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00099.htm


Scoop Opinion: Jim and Mike’s Trip To The Coast

- At the signing of the Heads of Agreement in Greymouth yesterday to transfer $120 million to the West Coast, I had the opportunity to personally talk, for the first time, to Deputy Prime Minister, Jim Anderton. John Howard writes. See... Scoop Opinion: Scoop Talks Coast Issues With Jim [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00097.htm


Scoop Opinion: Upton Online Is In Germany

- A very short edition, since upton-on-line comes to you this week from Hannover. (No, not Hamilton, Hannover in Germany with which New Zealanders now have a deeply shared affinity flowing from a common electoral system). See... Upton-on-line - From Hanover [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00501.htm


Scoop Opinion: Rankin On Education

- “When Graham Henry decided to coach the Welsh rugby team, the New Zealand Rugby Union responded by drafting a rule, now known as the 'Henry rule', to prohibit him from coaching the All Blacks. The rule serves no useful purpose.” Scoop’s Keith Rankin weekly Thursday column is on Education. See... Keith Rankin: Unitechs and Polyversities [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00091.htm


Scoop Is In The House – Questions

- Today's Questions concern: WHO Report – West Coast Package – Dover Samuels – MFAT And GE Survey - Dover Samuels – WHO Report – Fisheries Commissioners – ACT Allegations – ERB Success – Skill Shortages – State House Sales – E-Commerce. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - June 22 [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00098.htm


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