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JUST POLITICS
Kiwis High Flyers in Oz
Greens Speak Out On Genetic Engineering And Herbicide Blunder
Protect SILNA Lands Says Forest & Bird
Christians Support Mandatory Reporting Of Child Abuse
Churches Examine GE
PCA Should Be Reviewed
Government Supports Nuclear Power
Hobbs Passes Buck On Maori TV

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Protesters Target Moore With Secret Weapon
Libertarians Defend Recreational Chemicals -
GE Inquiry Opens
Scoop Opinion: Future Lefts
Profits Rise As Petrol Prices Rise

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Kiwis High Flyers in Oz

- “New Zealanders living in Australia on average earn far more, pay far more tax and spend less on health care than Australians, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Household Economic Survey”, said Simon Carlaw, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. See... Kiwis Do Win In Oz [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00065.htm


Greens Speak Out On Genetic Engineering And Herbicide Blunder

- Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons presented the Greens’ case for Interested Person Status at the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification, while Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said Hamilton residents should be very concerned at a Council blunder which saw up to 30,000 flowers in the city accidentally sprayed with herbicide. See... Green Statement On GE Inquiry Application [1] and Spraying blunder In Hamilton [2] both in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00191.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00190.htm


Protect SILNA Lands Says Forest & Bird

- The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society is calling on the Government to assist the Southland and Clutha District Councils to enforce the Resource Management Act over the SILNA lands in the Catlins and in Southland. See... SILNA Lands Need Not be Brought Under Act [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00061.htm


Christians Support Mandatory Reporting Of Child Abuse

- Gael Donoghue, Christian Heritage Party Health Spokesperson, says if the people of New Zealand – Maori, Polynesian and Pakeha are really serious about dealing effectively with the growing child abuse in our country they will support the call for mandatory reporting from Starship children’s doctors. See... CHP Supports Starship Paediatricians [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00060.htm


Churches Examine GE

- A coalition of New Zealand churches is gearing up their response to the GE debate with the appointment of an Interchurch Commission on Genetic Engineering. See... Churches To Scrutinize Genetic Engineering [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00058.htm


PCA Should Be Reviewed

- The Christchurch Human Rights Network has invited the review of the Police Complaints Authority to come to Christchurch after concerns about the review were raised at a meeting in Christchurch. See... Call To Improve Consultation Over PCA Review [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00057.htm


Government Supports Nuclear Power

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said the New Zealand Government was indirectly supporting the proliferation of nuclear power generation in many of the world's developing nations. See... Government Assisting Expansion Of Nuclear Power [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00167.htm


Hobbs Passes Buck On Maori TV

- “The Maori TV channel still seems to be a dim flicker on the horizon, and people are beginning to get impatient,” National's Broadcasting Spokesperson Katherine Rich said today. See... Marian passes the Maori broadcasting buck [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00165.htm


POLITICS FROM TOPS SCOOPS


Protesters Target Moore With Secret Weapon

- Mike Moore, director general of the WTO and former PM, is receiving the Order of NZ tomorrow at 10-30am at Government house. The PMA will be protesting outside Government House to voice their opposition. GATT Watchdog will stage a “reception” for Mr Moore, from 11.30am-2pm on Monday (14 August) outside the Centra Hotel, Cashel St, Christchurch where he will address a luncheon. See... Wgtn - Tomorrow, Mike Moore [1] and Fair Trade Group Targets WTO with "Secret Weapon" [2] , both in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00063.htm


Libertarians Defend Recreational Chemicals -

Laws that prevent adults from using recreational chemicals just serve to titillate the puritan pleasure police, says Libertarianz Health Spokesman Richard McGrath. See... Killjoy Christians Orgasmic Over Proposed Drug Ban [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00062.htm


GE Inquiry Opens

- Genetic modification will play a huge role in the 21st century no-one doubts that - so it was appropriate that God, justice, medicine and science was represented on the august Royal Commission that met this week in Wellington. See... God, justice, medicine and science gather [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00053.htm


Scoop Opinion: Future Lefts

- Editorial: Rats in sheep's clothing? VSM rears its ugly head again News Web Site Of The Week See... Future Lefts - Brief and to the point [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00056.htm


Profits Rise As Petrol Prices Rise

- BP Amoco's parent company has announced a record profit thanks to what it describes as 'better refining margins', just a day after BP in New Zealand claimed it is increasing petrol prices because of increased costs of refining. Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton draws some oily parallels. See... Pumping up profits and prices [1] in the Parliament wire. By today all four main oil companies had announced a three cent rise in profits. For BP NZ's explanation of the increase, see... Pumping up profits and prices [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00166.htm


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