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JUST POLITICS
Please Behave A Manner Becoming For A Finance Minister
Select Committee Weekly Bulletin
Te Kaha In Solomons, Venue For Peace Talks
Phil Goff Addresses NZ/China Trade Association
Greens See Positive Side Of Inflated Petrol Prices
Standard Of Living 4% Lower Since Election
China Joining WTO To Benefit Kiwi Exporters
Solomon Islands Aid Overhaul
Cold War Defence Argument Not Washing With Nats
Laila Harre Speaks At Student Loans Summit
Buy NZ Made – Greens
Reclassified Patches On Shop Shelves Soon

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
Scoop Opinion: Upton’s Odds And Ends
Helen Welcome In NY - But Dalai Lama Is Not
Golden Handshake for Health Boss
Dame Silvia Cartwright Is Next Governor General

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JUST POLITICS

Please Behave A Manner Becoming For A Finance Minister

- Michael Cullen's temper tantrums this morning misjudge the proper role of a Minister of Finance, National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Lashing Out Isn't Leadership, Dr Cullen [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00519.htm


Select Committee Weekly Bulletin

- From 18 August to 25 August 2000 Committee meetings There were 20 committee meetings this week, all in the parliamentary complex. Six of these meetings were of subcommittees. See... Select Committee Business - Weekly Bulletin [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00515.htm


Te Kaha In Solomons, Venue For Peace Talks

- HMNZS Te Kaha arrived in the Solomon Islands yesterday where it will provide a neutral and secure venue for initial peace talks to end the bloody conflict there, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Te Kaha To Help Build Peace In The Solomons [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00508.htm


Phil Goff Addresses NZ/China Trade Association

- Eleven years ago, I first visited China as Education Minister. My visit in June 1989 ended abruptly when troops were sent into Tiananmen Square to brutally suppress a student demonstration. See... Phil Goff - Address To NZ/China Trade Association [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00521.htm


Greens See Positive Side Of Inflated Petrol Prices

- Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said although nobody enjoyed paying more and more to fill up their cars, the current swing towards LPG was of advantage to the environment and the economy. See... LPG boom positive spinoff of petrol price rises [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00516.htm


Standard Of Living 4% Lower Since Election

- It is New Zealanders living in reality who will bear the brunt of the continuing economic downturn, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble. See... Average Standard Of Living 4% Lower Since Election [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00514.htm


China Joining WTO To Benefit Kiwi Exporters

- China’s entry to the World Trade Organisation - which could take place as soon as the end of this year - would deliver tangible benefits to New Zealand exporters, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... China's Joining The WTO Will Benefit Exporters [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00513.htm


Solomon Islands Aid Overhaul

- New Zealand’s development assistance programme to Solomon Islands has been overhauled to meet the most pressing needs arising from the ethnic tensions there, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Associate Minister Matt Robson said today. See... New Focus For Solomon Islands Aid [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00509.htm


Cold War Defence Argument Not Washing With Nats

- The Prime Minister is still trying to fight the defence debate on Cold War lines, National Defence spokesperson Wayne Mapp said today. See... Helen Clark's Hunt For Cold War Ghosts [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00512.htm


Laila Harre Speaks At Student Loans Summit

- Laila Harre Keynote Address To Student Loans Summit National Library of New Zealand Auditorium Cnr Aitken and Molesworth St Wellington See... Laila Harre Address To Student Loans Summit [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00505.htm


Buy NZ Made – Greens

- The Green Party says the weakness in the New Zealand dollar reflects New Zealand's growing dependence on other countries. See... 'Buy New Zealand Made' Best For Deficit, Dollar [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00504.htm


Reclassified Patches On Shop Shelves Soon

- The Ministry of Health is advising that there could be delays of up to a month before the reclassified nicotine patches and chewing gum hit the shelves as general sale medicines. See... Quit Smoking Products On Shop Shelves Soon [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00503.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... It's In the Bag, Top Town, Lotto - and now, another great Kiwi game - What Will That Dollar Do? See... HARD NEWS - The Money or the Bodybag? [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00138.htm

Scoop Opinion: Upton’s Odds And Ends

- After several marathon editions, upton-on-line dabbles in a few odds and ends: military hardware, whales and roads to nowhere. For the latest edition of Upton On-line eee... Upton-on-line: The military, whales and roads [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00517.htm

Helen Welcome In NY - But Dalai Lama Is Not

- More than 1,000 religious and spiritual leaders from around the world will meet for the Millennium World Peace Summit at the United Nations, but the Dalai Lama, excluded for fear of offending China, will be absent. Heather MacKay Reports. See... Dalai Lama Excluded From Millennium Summit [1] in the Headlines wire. See also... PM Heads To New York For Millennium Summit [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00120.htm


Golden Handshake for Health Boss

- The first massive golden handshake of Annette King's health reforms has been revealed - with the former Healthlink South boss being paid out $265,000 for quitting her job, National Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today. But Health Minister Annette King says the voluntary amalgamation of the two Canterbury Hospital and Health Services, Healthlink South and Canterbury Health, should be seen as a long-term gain for taxpayers. See... First Golden-Handshake Of Health Reforms Revealed [1] and Healthlink South Severance Payout [2] , in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00499.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00502.htm


Dame Silvia Cartwright Is Next Governor General

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today welcomed the announcement that the Queen has approved the appointment of Dame Silvia Cartwright to succeed Sir Michael Hardie Boys as Governor-General of New Zealand. See... PM welcomes Governor-General-designate [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00474.htm


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