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Hospital boards to consult on employment contracts
Minister Taking Steps To Avoid Power Crisis
Education Working Group Named
Prebble Should Apologise To Samuels
Anderton’s Latest Idea Admission Of Failure
Sutton Speech In Kuala Lumpur
Prebble Assesses Govt’s First 10 Months
Arts Curriculum Launched
E-Commerce Summit

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Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Who’d You Rather Work For, Soldiers?
Samuels Cleared Of Final Allegation
PM’s Presser – Tariana And The PM’s Privacy
What Minister’s Are Up To This Week


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Hospital boards to consult on employment contracts

- Health Minister Annette King says Hospital and Health Services (HHS) boards are now required once again to consult with the State Services Commissioner on employment contracts in the public health sector. See... Hospital boards to consult on employment contracts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00048.htm


Minister Taking Steps To Avoid Power Crisis

- The Minister of Energy, Pete Hodgson, said he would be talking with electricity industry executives next week about possible supply constraints in Auckland this coming summer. Early Warning Of Electricity Constraints [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00046.htm


Education Working Group Named

- The Associate Minister of Education, Lianne Dalziel, today named the working group on Adult Education and Community Learning. See... Minister Names Working Group On Adult Education [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00040.htm


Prebble Should Apologise To Samuels

- Dover Samuels, should receive at least a public apology from Richard Prebble, now that he has been cleared of serious sex allegations, said the New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters. See... Prebble Must Apologise For Muckraking [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00045.htm


Anderton’s Latest Idea Admission Of Failure

- Jim Anderton's idea of benchmarking petrol prices is an admission that his campaign to lower petrol prices has been a spectacular failure, National's Industry and Regional Development spokesperson John Luxton said today. See... Jim's Feeble Idea For Rising Petrol Prices [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00044.htm


Sutton Speech In Kuala Lumpur

- I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to speak to you today about New Zealand’s trade and economic policies. See... Jim Sutton Speech In Kuala Lumpur [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00043.htm


Prebble Assesses Govt’s First 10 Months

- Last week the New Zealand dollar set new record low values. Not as some media report, record lows since the dollar was floated, but all time record low values. See... Prebble On Govt's First 10 Months In Office [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00042.htm


Arts Curriculum Launched

- After five years of research, development and consultation, “The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum” was launched today by Education Minister Trevor Mallard. See... Launch of New Arts Curriculum for Schools [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00039.htm


E-Commerce Summit

- Minister for Information Technology, Communications and Commerce Paul Swain today launched the programme and website for the government's E-commerce Summit. See... E-commerce Summit programme and website launched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00038.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House - Questions

- ACC and Child Abuse – Tariana Turia And The Holocaust – Health Boards – Economic Activity – Public Service Commuting – Housing For The Needy – Auckland Power – Fiscal Surplus Concerns – Income Related Rents – Tame Iti’s Art – Public Trust – Health Funding – Relationships Property Bill Consideration. See...SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 September [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00020.htm


Who’d You Rather Work For, Soldiers?

- The Minister of Defence Mark Burton [1] has confirmed that a third rotation of New Zealand Defence Force personnel will serve under the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor, while the Prime Minister admitted yesterday that our soldiers were underpaid. ( See also … What's next - soldiers on strike? [2] - National) Miss Clark said our soldiers, who are rumoured to have been considering joining the better paid Australian Army, have a right to be unhappy, and said the Government is looking into pay and conditions. Meanwhile the Australian Government is looking into purchasing the same ASLAV vehicles [3] the New Zealand Government has bought. They have also had trouble holding on to their computers [4] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00030.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00022.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00024.htm


Samuels Cleared Of Final Charge

- In a statement released today Commissioner Rob Robinson said there was insufficient evidence to charge Dover Samuels on the outstanding allegation of sexual intercourse with a woman under 20 under that person’s care or protection. See... Dover Samuels Inquiry Complete [1] in the Politics wire. See … Time To Move On [2] for Richard Prebble’s statement on the issue.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00035.htm

PM’s Presser – Tariana And PM’s Privacy

- “I’m not selling my home,” said Prime Minister Helen Clark Today, after speculation - partly fueled by her own comments - that she would move, following a Sunday Star Times article which published a map detailing where Miss Clark lives. See... Clark Has Security Worries, But Won't Move [1] . Also at today’s press conference the PM says Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia will apologise unreservedly for comparing 19th century colonisation of New Zealand to the Nazi Holocaust. See... Turia To Apologise For Holocaust Comments [2] . EARLIER - PM - Helen Clark deplores Sunday Star Times attack [3] - NATIONAL - PM Caught Out On Snobbery, Hypocrisy [4] - NZ FIRST - Prime Minister Entitled To Private Life [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00014.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00023.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00025.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00024.htm


What Minister’s Are Up To This Week

Media Diaries for the week beginning September 4th, 2000 for: Paul Swain - Lianne Dalziel – Michael Cullen (Attending APEC) – Jim Sutton - Pete Hodgson – Trevor Mallard. See... Minister’s Media Diaries… [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00012.htm

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