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JUST POLITICS
Schools And Examinations
A.G. Slams Student Loans Scheme
New Standards For Immigration Consultants
Scoop Science: An Advance In DNA Mapping
ACT Scares Fruit Growers
Police At Sydney 2000
Scoop Business: Radio Spectrum Auction
First NOAA, Now...
Reacting To James Whakaruru

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Sludge Report #18 – It’s The Economy Stupid
Samuels' Future Reconsidered
Labour’s Support Dips But Remains Strong
Scoop Is In The House - Questions

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JUST POLITICS

Schools And Examinations

- The Principal of Auckland Grammar says he will give his students the option of doing an international British examination because the proposed new assesment system is not rigourous enough. ACT ‘s education spokesperson Donna Awatere Huata says she supports the move. See... Schools Bid To Use International Exam Supported [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00586.htm


A.G. Slams Student Loans Scheme

- A new report from the Auditor-General is heavily critical of the Student Loan Scheme. It says the then National Government failed to investigate the economic and social impact of the programme. The current Government welcomes the report. See... National's debt chickens continue coming home [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00579.htm


New Standards For Immigration Consultants

- The Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, today announced a discussion document on options for setting enforceable standards for immigration consultants. See... Options sought for immigration consultants [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00589.htm


Scoop Science: An Advance In DNA Mapping

- An international team of scientists has announced the mapping of human genetic code is essentially complete. The breakthrough will eventually allow scientists to discover, isolate and treat human diseases far more effectively. ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff has welcomed the announcement. See... A Triumph Of Knowledge Over Ignorance [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00578.htm


ACT Scares Fruit Growers

- “It is totally irresponsible of Owen Jennings to spread fear and uncertainty among fruit growers halfway through a selling season” said New Zealand First Primary Production spokesman, Doug Woolerton. See... A.C.T. Scaremongering [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00583.htm


Police At Sydney 2000

- Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins said 27 New Zealand Police officers will assist with security at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. See... NZ Police To Assist Olympic Security [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00575.htm


Scoop Business: Radio Spectrum Auction

- The Crown says it will defend any proceedings brought by IHUG over the 2 GHz spectrum auction. See... Comment on IHUG and Spectrum Auction [1] in the Parliament wire. The Internet Group, Ihug has launched a legal challenge against Government's planned sale scheduled for next month. See... Ihug Seeks Court Injunction Over Radio Sale [2] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00573.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00158.htm


First NOAA, Now...

- Associate Minister for the Environment Phillida Bunkle opened a new Centre for Atmospheric Research in Christchurch today. See... New Atmospheric Research Centre Opens [1] . Also see…Opening of Centre for Atmospheric Research [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00572.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00571.htm


Reacting To James Whakaruru

- Health Minister Annette King detailed a number of ministry initiatives following a report into the death of four-year-old James Whakaruru. See... Ministry reacts to James Whakaruru recommendations [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00570.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Sludge Report #18 – It’s The Economy Stupid

- In this issue: Honey! Who Shrunk The Economy! - Rupert’s Holidays For Hardworking Hacks – and, Richard Long Fails To Front For Todd Debate. See... Sludge Report #18 – Who Shrunk The Economy! [1] in the Headlines wire. Full Coverage Economic Growth Slows - JIM ANDERTON - Strong economy 'encouraging' [2] - STATISTICS NZ- Economy grows 0.8 per cent in March quarter [3] - MICHAEL CULLEN - Export growth figures encouraging - Cullen [4] - DEUTSCHE BANK - NZ:Q1/2000 Commentary [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00585.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00159.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00559.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00165.htm


Samuels' Future Reconsidered

- The Prime Minister has reconsidered her stance on Dover Samuels’ position in cabinet questioning whether he can remain effective as Maori Affairs Minister after the sex allegations made against him. Earlier she had said Mr. Samuels would remain a Cabinet Minister if a police investigation proved him innocent. For more, see a summary of a report from the... New Zealand Herald [1] in the News Monitor wire. DOVER SAMUELS FULL COVERAGE: - NEWS ANALYSIS - Why Gender/Race Relations Stories Run On And On [2] - NATIONAL - Extent Of PM's Cover-Up Revealed [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0006/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00141.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00529.htm


Labour’s Support Dips But Remains Strong

- Support for the Government has dipped slightly according to the latest TV3 Colmar-Bruton poll. Labour’s support has dropped 7 percentage points to 46 per cent while National has increased 6 points to 34 per cent support. For more results see yesterday’s... TV3 News [1] in the News Monitor wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0006/S00116.htm

Scoop Is In The House - Questions

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of:. Kyoto Protocol – Clark On Dover Samuels – Immigration Consultants – Children’s Trusts – Whale Sanctuary – Phillida Bunkle On John Howard – Airways Coup – ERB – Biodiversity – TEAC – Public Transport – Northland Health. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 27 June [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00133.htm


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