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Drink To Look Older And More Sophisticated
Joint Central Bank A Bitter Pill
Govt Policy Slashes Housing NZ Value
We Need More Maori Teachers – Horomia
Crown Result Better Than Expected
Hawkins Basking In Reflected Glory
Putting Community First
Library Review
Winston Accused Of Talking Nonsense
Farming Concerns
Auckland Energy Assurances From Minister


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Green MPs Faced Riot Police In Melbourne, Now It’s Time To Face Parliament
Cannabis Inquiry Launched
Sky City Dishonesty Allegations
Goff In Washington – Talking Nukes - Whaling Stouch
Liberation Party On Creeping Apartheid
Singapore Deal Back On The Rails

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Drink To Look Older And More Sophisticated

- Major national retail chains and alcohol producers have signed up to an agreement not to stock or produce any alcoholic products whose packaging might appeal to those under the legal drinking age. See... New Guidelines On Alcohol Packaging [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00073.htm


Joint Central Bank A Bitter Pill

- “The creation of a joint central bank is largely irrelevant to the question of a single trans-tasman currency and would have only a palliative effect on the subsequent loss of our economic sovereignty,” TUF Secretary, Michael Gilchrist said today. See... Joint central bank nothing but sugar coating [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00083.htm


Govt Policy Slashes Housing NZ Value

- As predicted by National yesterday, this Government's housing policy has slashed the value of Housing New Zealand by $465 million in the Crown Financial Statements, National's Housing spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... Housing NZ Value Slashed By Govt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00244.htm


We Need More Maori Teachers – Horomia

- The Minister of Maori Affairs is encouraging more Maori people to take up teaching as a career, especially in light of the recent school suspension statistics. See... Minister Calls For Maori Teacher Trainees [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00243.htm


Crown Result Better Than Expected

- Crown Result Better Than Expected [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00242.htm


Hawkins Basking In Reflected Glory

- The 5.1% reduction in recorded crime is in line with the trend we have seen in the last four years and it's a bit rich for George Hawkins to claim credit for the improving statistics, National Police spokesperson Brian Neeson said today. See... Hawkins steals credit from Police [1] . Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins said Labour/Alliance Government law and order policies have aided Police in cracking down on crime. See... Minister Encouraged by Positive Crime Statistics [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00238.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00233.htm


Putting Community First

- Community-based social service providers can expect genuine and active partnership from the new Government, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Government Promises Active Partnership [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00236.htm


Library Review

- The Minister Responsible for the National Library, Marian Hobbs, has welcomed new plans for the reorganisation of the Library following an internal review of staffing requirements. See... Minister Welcomes National Library Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00235.htm


Winston Accused Of Talking Nonsense

- The Minister of Maori Affairs said Winston Peter's call for the removal of the Maori seats is sheer nonsense. See... The Call To Drop The Maori Seats Is Nonsense [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00231.htm


Farming Concerns

- The 2000/2001 season has got off to a flying start, but it will end with a crash landing if the Government doesn't come to grips with its responsibilities, National's Agriculture Spokesman Gavan Herlihy told Parliament last night. See... Govt Actions Put Agricultural Upturn At Risk [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00230.htm


Auckland Energy Assurances From Minister

- Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson said he had been assured by electricity industry executives today that arrangements are being put in place to manage possible electricity supply shortages in the Auckland area this coming summer. See... Auckland Electricity Management [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00224.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: ANZAC Dollar – Crown Finances – Singapore Treaty Arrangements – Gloomy BNZ Economic Forecasts – Employment – Alexandra Flooding – TVNZ and Sky – ERMA And GE Cows – TVNZ and Sky – Crime Stats –Taxation Review – ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 14 September [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00081.htm


Green MPs Faced Riot Police In Melbourne, Now It’s Time To Face Parliament

- It was all warm fuzzies from the Greens as their MPs Nandor Tanczos and Sue Bradford returned home, after taking part in the S11 protests against the World Economic Forum in Melbourne on Monday and Tuesday. See... Scoop Images: Welcome Home Sue & Nandor [1] . See ... Greens Pollute Social Environment [2] for ACT's response to protesting Greens.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00239.htm

Cannabis Inquiry Launched

- The Health Committee has initiated an inquiry into health issues associated with cannabis. For the terms of reference for the inquiry see... Health Select Committee Initiates Cannabis Inquiry [1] REACTION AND BACKGROUND: - NORML - . NORML New Zealand: Cannabis News Network [2] - CCLR -. Coalition Calls For Moratorium On Cannabis Arrests [3] - ALCP - 1994 Helen Clark Speech On Cannabis - ALCP [4] - GREENS - Greens Welcome Cannabis Inquiry [5] - NICK SMITH - Drugs Already Affecting Education [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00228.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00069.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00066.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00064.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00210.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00223.htm


Sky City Dishonesty Allegations

- Referring to Sky City’s response to allegations of staff dishonesty, the Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, tonight said that the evidence that has been made available to him totally refutes the management’s assurances. See... Evidence Totally Refutes Sky City Assurances [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00229.htm


Goff In Washington – Talking Nukes - Whaling Stouch

- NZ Foreign Minister Phil Goff shares some thoughts in Washington See... Phil Goff Washington Speech [1] . See also… Nuclear Disarmament Group Delivers Communique [2] . Also in Washington today, the White House today officially began the process for imposing economic sanctions against Japan for its continued whaling program. See... US takes first step toward sanctions against Japan - Greenpeace [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00234.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00227.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00134.htm

Liberation Party On Creeping Apartheid

- Oh No! Cry Shipley and Prebble in joint co-ordination , Maori are being given better opportunities! This is the beginning of a new Apartheid!! See... Irresponsible Racist Revolt by ACT [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00067.htm


Singapore Deal Back On The Rails

- The National Government has compromised with Labour over the Singapore Free Trade Agreement agreeing to support it as it is. FULL COVERAGE - JANE KELSEY - Select Com. Process For Trade Agreement A 'Sham' [2] - GATT WATCHDOG - GATT Watchdog Outraged: Singapore Trade Agreement [3]


[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00071.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00070.htm


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