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JUST POLITICS
Local Government Conflab
Condoms In Schools – Christians Not Impressed
Alliance Youth Take Off
Industry Views of Liquor and Youth
Auckland GE Protest
Where They Are This Week
$466,000 To Red Cross For Coup Plagued Pacific
Simon Upton - Show Us The Heart Of Our Nation!
Whale Sanctuary Failure Fallout
Scoop Business: Electricity Users Want Regulation
Scoop Business: Importer Institute On Tariffs Speech

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Eco-Economy: Good Idea But Wrong Model
US Pacific Missile Tests Fallout
A Week After Meeting USTR Charlene Barshefsky….
Scoop Humour – Sports Worries On Govt’s Mind

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JUST POLITICS

Local Government Conflab

- Local Government leaders are meeting to discuss their sector. Scoop has the Local Government Minister’s keynote address. See… Sandra Lee - Local Government NZ annual conference [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00132.htm


Condoms In Schools – Christians Not Impressed

- Gael Donoghue, Christian Heritage Health Spokesperson, says the results published from a recent study finding 10% of New Zealand children had sex under age 12, and 40% have lost their virginity by 14 years, underlines the need for parents and schools ... for more see... Focus On What’s Between Ears Not Between The Legs [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00033.htm


Alliance Youth Take Off

- Staunch, the Alliance youth wing, held it's first national gathering over the weekend, and elected two spokespeople, Tom Haig and Julie Fairey. See... Staunch Launch -Youth Take Off! [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00032.htm


Industry Views of Liquor and Youth

- Amidst the somewhat predictable cries of concern that coincided with the six-month anniversary of the Sale of Liquor Amendment Act, it was heartening to see the Minister of Youth Affairs demonstrating a laudable degree of perspective on the issue of youth drinking. By Beer, Wine & Spirits Council Chief Executive, Nicki Stewart writes. See... Reason, not rhetoric on the sale of liquor [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00031.htm


Auckland GE Protest

- Auckland consumers are to stage a public vigil outside an international biotechnology conference at the Sheraton Hotel on 10 and 11 July. See... Protesters target Auckland Biotechnology Conferenc [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00030.htm


Where They Are This Week

– Updates of where Ministers of the Crown will be this week. More names will be added as they are received. - MICHAEL CULLEN - Dr Cullen's diary - July 10 to 16 [1] - JIM SUTTON - Jim Sutton Dairy Week Ending Sunday July 16, 2000 [2] Porirua Health Services Progress Welcomed - "It is pleasing to see progress is being made on the work National started to improve health services in Porirua City," National's Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today. See... Porirua health plan welcomed [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00129.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00131.htm


$466,000 To Red Cross For Coup Plagued Pacific

- “The New Zealand Government has contributed a total of $466,000 to Red Cross Societies in response to humanitarian needs arising from the Solomon Islands and Fiji crises”, the Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hon Matt Robson, says. See... Humanitarian need in Solomans and Fiji [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00125.htm


Simon Upton - Show Us The Heart Of Our Nation!

- It is unacceptable that taxpayers money has been spent on a report that may never see the light of day, says National's Culture & Heritage spokesperson Simon Upton. See... Arts report should be made public [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00124.htm


Whale Sanctuary Failure Fallout

- Conservation Minister rejects TOKM claims of failure to consult on proposed South Pacific whale sanctuary See... Conservation Minister rejects TOKM claims [1] in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile GreenPeace is accusing the Japanese of a jackup. See...Dominica Held Ransom By Japan Over Whale Sanctuary [2] in the international wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00017.htm


Scoop Business: Electricity Users Want Regulation

- Churn statistics show retail electricity competition is alive, But Incentive Regulation is needed for monopoly line charges. See... Incentive Regulation is needed for monopoly line [1] in the Business wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00040.htm


Scoop Business: Importer Institute On Tariffs Speech

- New Zealand will always need an efficient local clothing industry, but it is shooting itself in the foot by continuing to support a tariff on imports. See... Import News - Clothing goes global [1] in the Politics wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00039.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Eco-Economy: Good Idea But Wrong Model

- Jim's job machine won't work. So disappointing, such an oppportunity for regional development, but just the wrong model! Deidre Kent Writes in the Scoop Eco-Economy series. See... Eco-Economy: Job machine misses great opportunity [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00051.htm


US Pacific Missile Tests Fallout

- The Green Party wants pressure put on President Bill Clinton to shut down the United States' National Missile Defence programme whose test at the weekend failed. See... Clinton should cancel missile defence plan [1] in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile GreenPeace is on the case...See Arrestees at Vandenberg call for end to Star Wars [2] and Greenpeace Vessel Sailing Towards Star Wars Test [3] in the Parliament wire. For photos see... Scoop Images: The Missile That Wasn't Shot Down [4] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00021.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00020.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00053.htm


A Week After Meeting USTR Charlene Barshefsky….

- Last Week Jim was in the US gladhanding with the US Trade Negotiator - see... PHOTO [1] ... However it doesn't seem to have worked. Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton has now expressed disappointment at the allocation of subsidies for a range of dairy products by the US. See... US's Use Of Dairy Subsidies Disappoints Minister [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00126.htm


Scoop Humour – Sports Worries On Govt’s Mind

- All Black coach Wayne Smith regrets the delay in announcing the All Black team for Saturday's test with Australia. "I'm really sorry, but it's not my fault," an angry Smith said today See... Wayne Smith Regrets All Black Announcement Delay [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00133.htm


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