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Groups Locked Out Of ANZFA
Bank Collective Meets With Govt.
Farmers In Need
Study Support Centres For Poor Students
Scoop Opinion: Maharey On Social Work
Big Brother Wants To Watch Your Email
Making The Links To Close The Gaps
Gisborne Inquiry – King Should Apologise For Coverup Allegations
Customs Officer Investigated For Stolen Cars

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Horomia New Maori Affairs Minister
Scoop Is In The House - Parliamentary Questions
Human Genes In Cows
Death of Private Leonard Manning in East Timor
Carbon Credits For Sale
Scoop Opinion: Prebble On The Week

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Groups Locked Out Of ANZFA

- Consumer groups are calling for New Zealand to quit ANZFA (Australia and New Zealand Food Authority) after being locked out of an Auckland meeting being promoted by ANZFA as a 'community forum'. See... Food Authority Blocks Community Groups From Forum [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00099.htm


Bank Collective Meets With Govt.

- The Bank Customer Action Collective are attending a meeting in parliament with the Minister of Commerce and The Minister of Consumer Affairs late this afternoon and early tomorrow morning. See... Bank Customers Lobby Group Meets With Ministers [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00096.htm


Farmers In Need

- A new research report published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry highlights the need for the new Rural Affairs portfolio, Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Rural Sector Needs Government Attention [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00399.htm


Study Support Centres For Poor Students

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard is inviting primary schools and community groups in low decile areas to apply for funding for study support centres. See... Applications called for school study centre [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00398.htm


Scoop Opinion: Maharey On Social Work

- Sometimes when individuals, families and communities are trying to cope with particularly stressful events or difficult personal circumstances, social workers are called in to help. See... Professional Social Work [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00393.htm


Big Brother Wants To Watch Your Email

- “Governments intends to monitor e-mail in order to stop crime,” notes Libertarianz spokesman Michael Koziarski. “I have two major problems with that,” he says, “and a reward.” See... Privacy Attacks - $100 Reward Offered [1] in the Politics wire. Activist Aziz Chaudhry is also not amused. See... Police Cybersnooping Proposal Open To Abuse [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00097.htm


Making The Links To Close The Gaps

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey took the opportunity of an address to the Public Health Association 2000 Conference to map out the connections between poverty and public health. See... Maharey links poverty and poor public health [1] . Also see... Working Together to Improve the Health of NZers [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00382.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00383.htm


Gisborne Inquiry – King Should Apologise For Coverup Allegations

- The Health Minister should tender an apology to those whose reputations she impugned with her suggestion of a 'cover-up' involving National Party members over the Gisborne Hospital prostate cancer issue, National's Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said. See... Minister should apologise for cover-up accusations [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00381.htm


Customs Officer Investigated For Stolen Cars

- A former Customs Officer is being investigated by police for alleged involvement in the illegal importation of stolen cars, Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle has revealed today. See... Inquiry Into Customs Officer [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00380.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Horomia New Maori Affairs Minister

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today the Labour caucus had elected first term MP Parekura Horomia as the next Minister of Maori Affairs. See... Parekura Horomia appointed Maori Affairs Minister [1] in the Parliament wire. Alliance Candidate for the position Sandra Lee [2] , ACT Maori Affairs spokeswoman Donna Awatere Huata [3] and the 25 iwi represented by the Treaty Tribes Coalition [4] have all offered their congratulations to Horomia.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00390.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00396.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00400.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00095.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today's Questions concern: Heart of the Nation Report – Superannuation x 2 – Helen Clark on ERB – Clark On Samuels – Homework Centres – Heart Of The Nation Report - Paliative Care – Treaty Settlements – Student Fees – GM Food Labeling – Health Reform Costs See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 25 July [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00120.htm


Human Genes In Cows

- The Environmental Risk Management Authority's decision on the application to field test genetically modified cattle was made in accordance with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act, the Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs said today. See... GM Cattle Decision Safeguards Environment [1] . Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons [2] today said she was disappointed at the decision, while pro-GE group NZ Life Sciences Network [3] has welcomed the decision.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00397.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00392.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00100.htm


Death of Private Leonard Manning in East Timor

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today extended her sympathy and deepest condolences [1] to the family of Private Leonard Manning, who was killed yesterday in a gun battle with bandits in East Timor. An investigation of the scene is about to get underway. Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff [2] will raise the issue of security with Indonesia this afternoon. Meanwhile, National leaderJenny Shipley [3] , United NZ leader Peter Dunne [4] , and NZ First defence spokesman Ron Mark [5] have all offered their condolences.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00385.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00389.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00391.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00388.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00394.htm


Carbon Credits For Sale

- Private companies will be able to buy the right to carbon credits from trees growing inside NSW national parks under a radical new deal which conservationists condemn as unacceptable commercialisation of national parks. John Howard reports. See... Carbon Credits On Sale In Australia [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00119.htm

Scoop Opinion: Prebble On The Week

- “Liberty and property are again at risk when Parliament resumes tomorrow for an epic five week session. The Employment Relations Bill w0ill be reported back, which, with the Greens’ support, will be rammed through under urgency.” Richard Prebble looks at the week ahead in his regular letter from Wellington. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00378.htm


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