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JUST POLITICS
Kiwis Pay For Govt. Mis-management
Airman’s Remains Should Return
Govt Confusion Forces $10 Million Loss
National’s Anti-Pot Petition Opposed
What Our Ministers Are Up To This Week
ACT Discerns U-Turn In Goff Views On Suspended Sentences
Dumping OnThe Megadump
Varroa Decision Reaction Continues
Airport Safety Action Needed – Greens
GE Foods Tested For Allergies
Property Works Programme For Schools Welcomed

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is At The Press Conference: Dover’s Replacement and Fiji Sanctions
Scoop Opinion: On Extreme Left-Wing Govt.
Benefit Reforms Announced Today

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Kiwis Pay For Govt. Mis-management

- New Zealanders are paying for the Government's poor management of the economy, National Finance spokesperson Bill English [1] said today.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00254.htm


Airman’s Remains Should Return

- The remains of New Zealand airman Arthur Round must be returned to New Zealand for a proper burial, National Defence spokesperson Wayne Mapp said today. See... Airman's Body Should Come Home [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00253.htm


Govt Confusion Forces $10 Million Loss

- The only New Zealand owned and operated pharmaceutical manufacturer, Douglas Pharmaceuticals, late last week closed its distribution centre in Christchurch [1] resulting in four workers being laid off. The company blames government policies for the shutdown.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00064.htm


National’s Anti-Pot Petition Opposed

- "The one million parents targeted by the National Party/School Trustees petition should ask themselves if they really want to preserve laws which have failed to protect their children", says Michael Appleby, leader of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party. See... Anti-cannabis petition opposed [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00061.htm


What Our Ministers Are Up To This Week

- Diaries for several Ministers can be viewed in the Parliament wire. See... Mark Gosche [1] , Pete Hodgson [2] , Jim Sutton [3] , Paul Swain [4] and Dr Michael Cullen [5] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00250.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00247.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00245.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00244.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00243.htm


ACT Discerns U-Turn In Goff Views On Suspended Sentences

- Last week Phil Goff released a Justice Department report attacking my Truth in Sentencing Bill but today he does a U-turn and says he supports it, said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble. See... Phil Goff Decides To Support Truth In Sentencing [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00246.htm


Dumping OnThe Megadump

- A proposal to build a huge Megadump beside the Waikato River is meeting fierce resistance from a coalition of Tainui Maori, local environmentalists, Auckland's Water Pressure Group, socialists and others. The Megadump, owned by EnviroWaste, will destroy 360 hectares of beautiful valley in Hampton Downs, near Meremere, creating a toxic melting pot for 300 million cubic metres of rubbish. See... The Rebel: Dump The Dump Hikoi! [1] . What are the Green Party doing about it? Not much according to an environmental group, Land Air Water. See... Greens Hiding From Green Issues, Says Group [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00063.htm


Varroa Decision Reaction Continues

- “The Grains Council of Federated Farmers is frustrated at the Government's lack of commitment to the New Zealand beekeeping industry,” says the council chair Neil Barton. See... Wrong Varroa Decision Costly For New Zealand [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00058.htm


Airport Safety Action Needed – Greens

- Green Party aviation spokesperson Sue Kedgley says Aviation Minister Mark Gosche must take action to ensure that airports meet new international safety standards. See... Airports must meet international safety standards [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00240.htm


GE Foods Tested For Allergies

- All genetically engineered foods on the market should be clinically tested to see if they cause allergies following a UN report on the safety of genetically engineered foods, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today. See... GE foods need clinical testing for allergies [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00239.htm


Property Works Programme For Schools Welcomed

- Member of Parliament for Waimakariri Clayton Cosgrove today welcomed the Government's property works programme for schools and said schools in the Waimakariri Electorate would benefit from it immensely. See... Waimakariri schools property boost of $2.33 M [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00241.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Scoop Is At The Press Conference: Dover’s Replacement and Fiji Sanctions

- Former Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels replacement was one of the main topics at the post cabinet press conference in Parliament today. The other was Fiji. For notes from the conference, see... Cabinet Presser: Week Ahead, Dover’s Replacement [1] and Cabinet Presser: The PM and Phil Goff On Fiji [2] in the Headlines wire. United's Peter Dunne, is unhappy with the announcements on Fiji. See... New Zealand Too Timid Over Fiji Sanctions [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00084.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00251.htm

Scoop Opinion: On Extreme Left-Wing Govt.

- “Last week the Government took a week off. This week Parliament is in recess, so again liberty and property are safe.” ACT leader Richard Prebble writes a weekly letter from Wellington. See... Letter From Wellington, Monday 17 July 2000 [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00252.htm


Benefit Reforms Announced Today

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey today released details of the first stage of reforms to the benefit system. See... Maharey announces first stage of benefit reforms [1] in the Parliament wire. REACTION - GREEN - Delay in axing Work for Dole angers Greens [2] - NATIONAL - Govt. letting some beneficiaries do nothing [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00242.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00249.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00248.htm


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