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JUST POLITICS
Select Committee On Pot, Dunne Lacks Confidence
Gisborne Hospital Investigation
A Costly Name Change?
Project M.A.N.A. Beats Youth Suicide
Lee Pushes For A Whale Sanctuary
DNA Testing For Suspects
Employment Drops
What Steve Maharey Told The U.N.
Rural NZ On Telecomms Inqiury
Extra Funding For Rural Schools
Double Standards On NZ’s North Korea Policy
Lottery Grants Funding Upped

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Dover Samuels - Prebble Explains Himself
Give Us A Break!
Government Vote Stable In Latest NBR Poll
Bye Bye Dover
Businesss Confidence?
HARD NEWS IS HERE: The Dover Samuels Story, Part II
Driver Licensing Regime Revisited


JUST POLITICS


Select Committee On Pot, Dunne Lacks Confidence

- United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says he has no confidence that any Parliamentary Select Committee can carry out a proper examination of the cannabis laws. See... No Confidence In Select Committee Cannabis Review [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00667.htm


Gisborne Hospital Investigation

- Health Minister Annette King today announced that Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson will carry out an independent investigation into concerns about patient care and management practices at Gisborne Hospital. The inquiry comes after allegations a Gisborne hospital worker was reusing syringes. See... Gisborne Hospital investigation [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00669.htm


A Costly Name Change?

- From DIA to MED – The Office of Tourism and Sport is changing its name. See... Change of home for the Office of Tourism and Sport [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00677.htm


Project M.A.N.A. Beats Youth Suicide

- “It is appropriate that as we meet here in this place for the launch of Project M.A.N.A. (Make a noise Aotearoa), we think about the many young lives that we have lost to suicide.” Tariana Turia launches a new strategy to prevent Maori youth suicide. See... Launch of Project MANA [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00675.htm


Lee Pushes For A Whale Sanctuary

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee is leaving NZ determined to press the IWC for 'yes' vote on South Pacific whale sanctuary. See... NZ to press IWC for 'yes' vote for whales [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00673.htm


DNA Testing For Suspects

- The announcement by the Police Minister that legislation to allow DNA testing of burglary suspects will be introduced by the end of the year is a positive initiative to help to solve property crimes, ACT Police spokesman Ken Shirley said today. See... ACT Welcomes Law To Allow DNA Testing [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00671.htm


Employment Drops

- New statistics show that in just Labour’s first six months, long term unemployment has grown around 10%” says ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman. See... 10% Rise In Long Term Unemployed Under Labour [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00660.htm


What Steve Maharey Told The U.N.

- “The themes of eradicating poverty, promoting employment and fostering social integration and development strike a strong chord with the people of New Zealand.” See... Speech Notes: Maharey - UN Gen. Assembly [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00656.htm


Rural NZ On Telecomms Inqiury

- Rural New Zealanders are in danger of falling into the Third World half of the 'digital divide' unless the Telecommunications Inquiry revisits its recommendations on the Kiwi Share says Federated Farmers. See... Inquiry Should Set Better Standards [1] in the Politics wire. Following is the Press Statement, Qustion & Answers and an Executive Summary of the Government's draft report into Telecommunications. See... Telecommunications Inquiry Draft Report Released [2] in the Business wire. The report in its entirety is available at http://www.teleinquiry.govt.nz/ [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00654.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00183.htm
[3] - http://www.teleinquiry.govt.nz/


Extra Funding For Rural Schools

- Today's announcement of an extra $8.6 million for small and rural schools has increased Green Party support of the abolition of bulk funding. See... Additional Funds For Rural Schools Please Greens [1] . Meanwhile, National’s spokesman for Education, Nick Smith, doubts the Prime Minister’s claim that the Government shared common policy agenda with the Blair Labour Government. See... Blair And Clark Poles Apart On Education [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00642.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00640.htm


Double Standards On NZ’s North Korea Policy

- United New Zealand leader, Heter Dunne, has accused the Government of a flagrant double standard in its developing policy towards North Korea. See... Government Double Standard Over North Korea [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00641.htm


Lottery Grants Funding Upped

- Arts, sports and the community sector have the opportunity to benefit from a record Lottery Grants Board funding pool of $123.06 million this coming financial year, the Government announced today. See... Lottery Grants Distribution Committees allocations [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00633.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Dover Samuels - Prebble Explains Himself

- “It is not often I find myself rising in the House to have to say to the right honourable gentleman (Jim Anderton) that I found I agreed with every word he said.” A speech by ACT’s Richard Prebble. See... The Truth Behind Dover [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00676.htm


Give Us A Break!

- In this issue - Give Us A Break! - Time To Cancel Parliament? - Sludge Readers Views Sought See... Sludge Report #19 - Give Us A Break Poll Special [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00163.htm


Government Vote Stable In Latest NBR Poll

The latest poll results from today's National Business Review... See... NBR/Compaq/UMR Insight Poll [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00162.htm


Bye Bye Dover

- Images from Parliament of the departure of Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels. See... Scoop Images: Dover’s Long Walk [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00160.htm


Businesss Confidence?

- The most recent National Bank survey has shown business confidence has taken another battering. Finance Minister Michael Cullen tries to look on the bright side, while the opposition and business groups blame Government policies. - MICHAEL CULLEN - Slide in confidence may be turning round - Cullen [1] - BILL ENGLISH - Worrying signs in National Bank survey [2] 0 - RICHARD PREBBLE - Crisis In Confidence [3] - RODNEY HIDE - Cullen’s Policies More Damaging Than ‘87 Crash [4] - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Crisis In Confidence Demands “Call To Action” [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00646.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00658.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00652.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00648.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00127.htm


HARD NEWS IS HERE: The Dover Samuels Story, Part II

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so it's over for Dover. The post of Minister of Maori Affairs is temporarily vacant - and nobody in this whole sorry business is quite who they pretend to be. See... HARD NEWS 30/6/00 - Uncomfortably Shagged II [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00161.htm


Driver Licensing Regime Revisited

- Rural drivers could benefit in a Government plan to take a closer look at some aspects of the new driver licensing regime. - GOVT - Driving Licensing System Reviewed [1] . Meanwhile skateboarding Green Party MP Nandor Tanczos today welcomed the Government's review of the new photo driver licences. See... Tanczos welcomes review of driver licences [2] both in the Parliament wire. For more reaction see below. - LIANNE DALZIEL - Drivers licensing review good for senior citizens [3] - ROGER SOWRY - Yet Another Full-Scale Review [4] - PETER DUNNE - Driving Licence Review Ill Timed And Too Limited [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00657.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00659.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00678.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00668.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00666.htm


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