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JUST POLITICS
Peter Dunne Foresees Greening Of Taxation
Maps In Motion
Dairy Agreement Welcomed
Lee Must Resign For Central And Local Government To Work Together
Electricity Reforms Lead To Wasteful Game Playing – Greens
Local Government Presidential Team Resigns
Goff Sees Economic Opportunities In China
Cullen Speaks On Socially Responsible Business
Current Account Blamed For Low Dollar
Anderton Speech – Govt. Committed To Communicating With Businesses

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Opinion: Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
Scoop Opinion: Communication And The Value Of The Kiwi
Ministers Diaries
No Tax Windfall From Higher Petrol Prices
Are We Losing ground On Sustainability?
Hamilton City Council In GE Ethics Tangle

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JUST POLITICS


Peter Dunne Foresees Greening Of Taxation

- United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says a shift to pollution based taxes is inevitable. See... Shift To Pollution Taxes Inevitable [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00541.htm


Maps In Motion

- Paper land records held in Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) branch offices will be moved to main centres once the offices are closed. See... Land records move to main centres [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00540.htm


Dairy Agreement Welcomed

- Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton today welcomed news that an agreement in principle on a unified structure with which to pursue the dairy industry “growth strategy” had been reached. See... Dairy agreement useful - Jim Sutton [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00536.htm


Lee Must Resign For Central And Local Government To Work Together

- “The Government needs to secure the resignation of Local Government Minister Sandra Lee if it is serious about establishing a close partnership between central and local government” National MP Murray McCully said today. See... Lee's resignation needed to achieve partnership [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00534.htm


Electricity Reforms Lead To Wasteful Game Playing – Greens

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today that electricity reforms have resulted in incentives for wasteful game-playing by hydro stations which will contribute to the “browning of New Zealand.” See... Hydro competition wastes water [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00530.htm


Local Government Presidential Team Resigns

- The Minister of Local Government Hon Sandra Lee said today she was “saddened” to learn of the resignation of the LGNZ Presidential team . See... Minister Saddened At LGNZ Team Resignations [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00529.htm


Goff Sees Economic Opportunities In China

- China presents huge economic opportunities for New Zealand says Foreign Minister Phil Goff, who spent last week there on an official visit. See... Big opportunities in China - Goff [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00524.htm


Cullen Speaks On Socially Responsible Business

- Ladies and Gentlemen It is a very great pleasure to be here on behalf of Helen Clark to open your conference on “Leading the Way: Achieving Peak Performance Through Implementing Socially Responsible Business.” See... Dr Michael Cullen Speech To NZBSR 2000 Conference [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00522.htm


Current Account Blamed For Low Dollar

- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Development Jim Anderton says the fall in the value of the kiwi dollar is the result of continuing overseas deficits. See... Current account blamed for low dollar [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00527.htm


Anderton Speech – Govt. Committed To Communicating With Businesses

- The Government has come in for its share of criticism recently from those who say we are anti-business. I’ve flown from Auckland today, to speak in Queenstown, as an example of the Government’s commitment to communicating with business audiences. See... Australasian Foundry Conference - Anderton Speech [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00526.htm

TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Opinion: Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- Don Brash is reported to be resigned to the dollar's fall. Earlier this year the Reserve Bank sent signals that it would raise interest rates hoping to support the dollar. In the past the market adjusted to such signals. See... Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00535.htm


Scoop Opinion: Communication And The Value Of The Kiwi

- United States Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, defended globalistion on Friday but warned that latent forces of protectionism and state intervention may reassert themselves. Meanwhile here in NZ there are also communication problems. See... Howard's End: The Importance Of Communication [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00147.htm

Ministers Diaries

- Michael Cullen – Jim Sutton - Trevor Mallard – Pete Hodgson – Paul Swain See... Minister’s Diaries [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00148.htm


No Tax Windfall From Higher Petrol Prices

- “Rising petrol prices do not produce a tax windfall for the Government. They actually mean less revenue” Finance and Revenue Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Higher Petrol Prices = Less Revenue For Government [1] in the Parliament wire. The Government's hand-washing on petrol prices is letting down New Zealanders who are really hurting, Opposition leader Jenny Shipley said today. See... Petrol Prices Hurting Kiwis - Wake Up To It [2] in the Parliament wire. See also.. NZ FIRST - Petrol Prices Means Huge Tax Windfall for Govt [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00531.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00538.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00539.htm


Are We Losing ground On Sustainability?

- NZ's energy system has never been sustainable - nowhere in the world has achieved that. But it did at one stage have some claim to being cleaner and greener than most. See... Energy Sustainability. Are we going backwards? [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00533.htm


Hamilton City Council In GE Ethics Tangle

- The Green Party today questioned whether Hamilton residents are aware that their city council is a paid-up member of pro-GE lobby group Life Sciences Network. See... Hamilton City council tangled in GE ethics [1] in the Parliament wire. See … Green Party Omits To Tell The Whole Story [2] in the Politics wire for Life Sciences reaction.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00525.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00169.htm


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