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Scoop Today Just Politics

Scoop apologises to the disruption to normal service yesterday - today's bumper issue of Scoop Politics catches up the lost ground.....

JUST POLITICS
New Direction For Te Papa– Deane Appointed
The “Danish” Sheep Contests A Will?
Consider Maori On Fisheries Treaty Settlement
Jim's Business Partnership Scheme Launched
Schools Get $400 Million Property Boost
Spotted Kiwi Wild In Wellington
More Public Sector Training Provided
McKinsey Report Recommendations Threatened
Hodgson At Power Conference
Further Deluges For The North
Bullying, Violence A+, Science, Maths D
More Internet Pedophiles Prosecuted
Kiwi Scientist Find Twinning Gene
New Report Into Child Violence
Varroa Verdict Still Waiting
Tanczos Says Review Pipeline Project
Interactive Insider Trading Shindig Tuesday
Scoop Business: A New Way To Play The Markets
PCA Judge Retires
Closing The Wha..?
Where They Are This Week
Waterfront Strikes Loom
Abortion Pill: Libertarianz Thanked, But…

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Gillon Punished For Obscene Remark
No Support For Whale Sanctuary
Scoop Opinion: On The New Maori Affairs Minister
Airways Corporation Cleared
Scoop Is NOT In The House today
Another Funny Money Story From Sludge


JUST POLITICS

New Direction For Te Papa– Deane Appointed

– Former Telecom chief executive Rod Deane has been confirmed as the new chair of National Museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Helen Clark has issued a new statement of direction for the institution. She has also announced new appointments to the Film Commission. - TE PAPA STATEMENT - PM tables Te Papa Statement of Intent [1] - ROD DEANE - New arts and culture appointments announced [2] - NZ FILM COMMISSION - New Zealand Film Commission Appointments [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00033.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00034.htm


The “Danish” Sheep Contests A Will?

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said revelations that a woman's DNA had been taken from a blood sample and used to create transgenic sheep without her consent had serious implications for blood donors. See... Blood Donors Must Consent Before DNA Added [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00030.htm


Consider Maori On Fisheries Treaty Settlement

- “The Crown’s Treaty partner has an equal right to determine the urgency of finally settling the Mäori fisheries claim,” Harry Mikaere, Chairman of the Treaty Tribes Coalition, said today. See... Prime Minister’s Attitude “Disappointing” [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00010.htm


Jim's Business Partnership Scheme Launched

- Businesses and regions are being urged to seize the opportunity created today with the launch of the first Industry New Zealand partnership programmes. See... Boost for business and regions from Industry NZ [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00029.htm


Schools Get $400 Million Property Boost

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today released the Government’s property works programme for schools, confirming that $403 million will be spent on new work at schools in 2000/01. See... Schools receive boost of more than $400 million [1] . Also see... Manurewa schools receive $2 Million+ In Property [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00027.htm


Spotted Kiwi Wild In Wellington

- Twenty rare and endangered little spotted kiwi are today being relocated from Kapiti Island to the Karori Sanctuary in the centre of the nation’s capital, ending over 125 years of local extinction. See... Triumphant return of wild kiwi to Wellington [1] in the General wire. Also see Prime Minister Helen Clark, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs and Acting Conservation Minister Phillida Bunkle's responses...Kiwi return to North Island mainland [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00025.htm


More Public Sector Training Provided

- The Government is to provide better support for work-based training within the public sector, State Services Minister Trevor Mallard and Tertiary Education Minister Steve Maharey announced today. See... New support for public sector work-based training [1] in the Parliament wire. The Industry Training Federation approves. See... Public Sector Access To Industry Training Funding [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00008.htm


McKinsey Report Recommendations Threatened

- Federated Farmers Meat and Fibre Chairman Chris Lester has expressed concerns that Wool Board Directors are already casting doubts on whether wool-growers should vote on all of the McKinsey Review recommendations as a whole. See... McKinsey Report Recommendations Under Threat [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00009.htm


Hodgson At Power Conference

- This is a usefully timed conference, because this is a good opportunity for the electricity industry to examine its future. See... Pete Hodgson, Address to Electricity Industry [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00022.htm


Further Deluges For The North

- More wet weather is on the way for the North Island with civil defence authorities bracing themselves for further flooding. See... More Wet Weather Hits The North [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00007.htm


Bullying, Violence A+, Science, Maths D

- New Zealand students make good bullies but are not so proficient at maths and science, say two education studies released over the weekend. See... Bullying, Violence A+, Science, Maths D [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00008.htm


More Internet Pedophiles Prosecuted

- Media reports that an Auckland sickness beneficiary is the first person sentenced to prison in New Zealand for obtaining child pornography over the Internet are wrong, says the Department of Internal Affairs. See... Internet Pedophiles Prosecuted [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00006.htm


Kiwi Scientist Find Twinning Gene

- Fresh from the recent announcement that gene scientists had completd the human genetic sequence finishing the first step of the human gene map, comes the news that New Zealand scientists have discovered a gene responsible for twinning. See... AgResearch gene discovery a world first [1] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0007/S00002.htm


New Report Into Child Violence

- A report launched by the Children’s Commissioner’s office today reports doctors and plunket nurses have significant difficulties in recognising and reporting indicators of Family Violence. The report echoes many of the claims made by the report into the death of James Whakaruru.See... Health Practitioners Must Respond Better [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00003.htm


Varroa Verdict Still Waiting

- Government inaction over the Varroa bee mite could seriously undermine the agricultural sector’s future viability, said ACT Agriculture Gerry Eckhoff. See... Will The Varroa Mite Be A Case Of Deja Vu [1] . Also see... There Is No Place For Favourites [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00005.htm


Tanczos Says Review Pipeline Project

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos launched a petition today calling on Auckland local authorities and the MP for Auckland Central Judith Tizard to review the Waikato Pipeline Project. Construction of the pipeline is planned to start in late August. See... Green MP Calls For Review Of Pipeline Project [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00013.htm


Interactive Insider Trading Shindig Tuesday

- ACT MP Stephen Franks will front up to New Zealand investors in an interactive insider trading Q&A on Tuesday 4 July at 11am. See... Franks Fronts Up To New Zealand Investors [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00012.htm


Scoop Business: A New Way To Play The Markets

– Quicken.co.nz is truly one of a kind - the new website launched today by the leading e-finance brand - Quicken - will make financial management easier for New Zealanders. See... Quicken Quick To Fill Gap On New Zealand Internet [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00002.htm


PCA Judge Retires

- His Honour Judge Neville Jaine retired from the position of Police Complaints Authority with effect from 30 June 2000, the Minister of Justice Phil Goff announced today. See... Police Complaints Authority retires [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00011.htm


Closing The Wha..?

- United New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, says the Government's vaunted “Closing the Gaps” strategy is no more than meaningless public relations drivel. See... Gaps? What Gaps? [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00010.htm


Where They Are This Week

- Following are media diaries for cabinet ministers Michael Cullen, Mark Gosche, Phillida Bunkle, and Matt Robson. More diaries will be updated when they come to hand. - CULLEN - Dr Cullen's diary - July 3 to 9 [1] - GOSCHE - Mark Gosche Media Diary [2] - BUNKLE - Phillida Bunkle Media Diary [3] - ROBSON - Matt Robson - Media Diary [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00009.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00008.htm


Waterfront Strikes Loom

- “Get ready for strikes on Auckland's wharves on July 10, 11, 17 and 18.” The news service for importers ‘Import News’ predicts union action in the coming weeks. See... Waterfront Unions Flex Muscles [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00003.htm


Abortion Pill: Libertarianz Thanked, But…

- Craig Young, Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand Research Officer, expressed thanks for the Libertarianz party’s support over women's access to RU486 and other possible forms of medical abortion within New Zealand. See... ALRANZ: Thanks,Dr.McGrath, But... [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00002.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Gillon Punished For Obscene Remark

- In a rare punishment in Parliament Alliance MP Grant Gillon was “named” by Speaker of the House Jonathon Hunt after he asked an offensive question linking National MPs to bestiality. See... Gillon “Named” For Obscene Comment [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00018.htm


No Support For Whale Sanctuary

- Failure to gain IWC support for South Pacific whale sanctuary leaves the Conservation Minister Sandra Lee “more determined” to pursue other protection measures. For the Government press release, see... No IWC Support For South Pacific Whale Sanctuary [1] in the Parliament wire. For an Irish Times article on day two of the IWC meeting, see... Irish whaling plan opposed as commission meets [2] in the International wire. For Sandra Lee's earlier speech at the conference, see... Conservation Minister's speech on Whale Sanctuary [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00008.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00026.htm

Scoop Opinion: On The New Maori Affairs Minister

- This week Upton-on-line was going to come to you from Singapore, but we thought this would be more interesting. See... Upton-on-line - Labour & Cabinet Selection [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00021.htm


Airways Corporation Cleared

- The Controller and Auditor-General David Macdonald has concluded his review of documents relating to the involvement of Airways Corporation in a possible bid for a portion of the UK-based National Air Traffic Services. The Corporation has been cleared of acting unlawfully or unethically. See... Airways report released [1] in the Parliament wire. The Corporation has been given the go-ahead to make it's overseas bid. Meanwhile, Winston Peters, the man who made the original allegations about the Corporation, refuses to accept the report. - GOVT 2- Shareholders approval for Airways Corp involvement [2] - WINSTON PETERS - Auditor General’s Airways’ Report “Worthless” [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00017.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00016.htm


Scoop Is NOT In The House today

- Due to a staff member being on holiday, Scoop is unable to provide coverage of Question Time in Parliament this Tuesday. Instead, Scoop will publish Hansard reports of the debates later in the week. We apologise for any inconvience this may cause.

Another Funny Money Story From Sludge

- SLUDGE ECONOMY SPECIAL: Wassup With Our Vegetable Economy - Why The NZ Economy Has Turned Into A Vegetable. See... Sludge Report #20: Our Vegetable Economy [1] in the Headlines wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00168.htm


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