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JUST POLITICS
Our Bobbies Need An Education
Nurse Shortage
Waste Management Programme Launched
Local Government Conference
Mark Gosche Outlines Transport Strategy
Carbon Credits Could Benefit Maori - ACT
Action Sought On Varroa Mite
Educationalists Lobby Parliament On Cannabis
Student Loan Crisis Keeps Getting Worse
Staunch Alliance Youth Take Off

POLITICS TOP SCOOPS
Letter From Wellington: Prebble Asks More Tamihere Questions
Upton Probes The Entrails Of The East Timor Crisis
THE CONDOM DEBATE - Christian Right To Blame For Teenage Pregnancy Stats
Same Old Same Old From Pro GE Lobby Doesn’t Impress Nandor
Goff On Fiji Accord

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Our Bobbies Need An Education

The decision to decrease the amount of training given to new Police recruits could create serious problems down the track, National's Police spokesman Brian Neeson said today. See... Cutting corners on police training is unwise [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00150.htm


Nurse Shortage

- Health Minister Annette King says National Party associate health spokesperson Lynda Scott is crying crocodile tears [1] over the shortage of nurses.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00154.htm


Waste Management Programme Launched

- The Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs and the President of Local Government New Zealand, Louise Rosson, today announced details of a joint central and local government initiative [1] to reduce the volume of waste produced in New Zealand.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00153.htm


Local Government Conference

– Various Cabinet Ministers have been speaking at the Local Government Conference this week. Local leadership and active community involvement are the keys to resolving social issues, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said this morning. See... Maharey urges local govt to lead on social issues [1] . FULL COVERAGE - MARK GOSCHE - Moving Forward: New Zealand’s transport system [2] - MARION HOBBS - Annual survey of councils gets thumbs-up [3] - Backgrounder [4] - Speech [5] - MAHAREY SPEECH - Investing in Community Wellbeing [6] . - SANDRA LEE SPEECH - Local Government NZ annual conference [7] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00155.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00152.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00149.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00151.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00144.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00132.htm


Mark Gosche Outlines Transport Strategy

- Eight months ago, when I became Minister of Transport, I decided that I would use my first few months in office to talk to as many people in the transport sector as I could. See... The Government’s transport strategy - Mark Gosche [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00142.htm


Carbon Credits Could Benefit Maori - ACT

- The potential trade in carbon credits which could see Maori Authorities benefiting directly from investment in their own land, is applauded by ACT Conservation and Agriculture spokesman Gerry Eckhoff. See... Carbon Credits Are A ‘Closing The Gaps’ Reality [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00139.htm


Action Sought On Varroa Mite

- Major agricultural and horticultural industries today joined in their criticism of the Government's failure to make a decision on the Varroa mite that is risking New Zealand agricultural and horticultural industry. See... Government Dithering Puts Agriculture At Risk [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00036.htm


Educationalists Lobby Parliament On Cannabis

- A group representing 12 key educational organisations is so concerned about the moves to decriminalise cannabis, that it has written to every Member of Parliament asking them to reject any change. See... MPs asked to reject liberalisation of drug laws [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00034.htm


Student Loan Crisis Keeps Getting Worse

- The student loans scheme is facing a crisis of confidence with borrowers' resentment towards the scheme increasing the longer they are in debt according to research commissioned by Inland Revenue Department. See... Student Loans:The more you know, the less you like [1] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0007/S00007.htm


Staunch 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


POLITICS TOP SCOOPS


Letter From Wellington: Prebble Asks More Tamihere Questions

– In his latest newsletter ACT Leader Richard Prebble has asked more questions about Labour MP John Tamihere. See... Letter from Wellington: A long time in politics [1] in the Parliament wire. For Tamihere's Parliamentary explanation of last Thursday see... John Tamihere - Personal Statement - Allegations [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00146.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00108.htm

Upton Probes The Entrails Of The East Timor Crisis

- Last week, upton-on-line took two days away from the tawdry depravity of the House of Representatives and indulged himself at a seminar which gathered together an unrepresentatively bright and thoughtful audience devoted to picking over the entrails of the East Timor Crisis. See... Upton-on-line: The East Timor/Indonesia Conference [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00143.htm


THE CONDOM DEBATE - Christian Right To Blame For Teenage Pregnancy Stats

- “The Christian Right is really responsible for New Zealand's high rate of adolescent pregnancies, the associated health risks of teenage pregnancies, any sexually transmitted disease epidemics, and teenage abortions.” Craig Young, ALRANZ Research Officer said today. See... We Oppose Attacks on the Medical Confidentiality [1] in the Politics wire. FULL COVERAGE - NZ GOVT - Access key to increasing condom use by young men [2] - BRIEFING PAPER - Increasing Consistent Condom Use By Young Men [3] - CHRISTIAN HERITAGE - Focus On What’s Between Ears Not Between The Legs [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00136.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00137.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00033.htm

Same Old Same Old From Pro GE Lobby Doesn’t Impress Nandor

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said it was little wonder the public were suspicious of genetic engineering when the biotechnology industry kept rehashing tired myths as fact in an unscrupulous effort to justify their work. See... GE conference rehashing tired myths [1] in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile Visiting Indian plant scientist, Professor Channapatna S. Prakash, has launched an international pro GE science petition. See... Indian scientist launches international petition [2] and Text Of Petition [3] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0007/S00015.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0007/S00013.htm

Goff On Fiji Accord

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today that the Government was hopeful over signs that hostages would be released this Thursday after the public signing of an Accord between the military and the Speight Group. See... Goff On Muanikau Accord [1] in the Parliament wire. Crumbling to pressure from rebel leader George Speight, the Fijian military will dissolve the new Qarase Government on Thursday and hand over power to a new President, yet to be selected. See... Fiji Coup - Qarase Govt Out Thursday [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00054.htm

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