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ACT: There Is Depression In NZ
Govt Financial Contribution To Whalers Meeting
Union Split Augurs Badly For ERA
King Establishes Racing Taskforces
PM Taking Notice Of PR Conflict
Cullen Talks Economy In London

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here And Shining!
Upton Impressed With Interest In His Evaporation
Economic Activity Stalling, New GDP Figures Show
Stress Illnesses Costing Billions
Make Believe Guinea Pigs For Concerned Teachers

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ACT: There Is Depression In NZ

- I have never known New Zealanders so depressed. People no longer believe that New Zealand can foot it as a major nation. See... New Zealand Should Look At Ireland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00466.htm


Govt Financial Contribution To Whalers Meeting

- The Green Party today said it was totally unacceptable for a government department to be making a financial contribution to the World Council of Whalers meeting in Nelson this November. See... Government's Opposition To Whaling Undermined [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00468.htm


Union Split Augurs Badly For ERA

- The split in the ranks of the CTU and TUF just weeks after they announced a merger does not bode well for peaceful industrial relations under the Employment Relations Act, National's Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... Union split over wage demands [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00476.htm


King Establishes Racing Taskforces

- Racing Minister Annette King established three racing taskforces, representing northern, central and southern regions, following a Community Racing Forum in Parliament on June 1. See... Racing taskforce recommendations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00475.htm


PM Taking Notice Of PR Conflict

- A conflict of interest between a Minister's office and a PR agency exposed by National more than a month ago and dismissed by the Government has finally been taken seriously by the Prime Minister, National MP Roger Sowry said today. See... Conflict finally dawns on PM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00473.htm


Cullen Talks Economy In London

- Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to be here with you today. This is my first visit to London as New Zealand's Finance Minister and I welcome this valuable opportunity to be able to speak directly with such an influential group of international investors. See... Cullen Addresses UBS Warburg Investor Luncheon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00467.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Hard News Is Here And Shining!

- “In a world where the bloody voting against joining the Euro will probably send our dollar down again, we could do worse than to just summon the summer. Without meaning to sound unduly positive - we can't have that, can we? See... HARD NEWS 29/9/00 - Here Comes the Sun [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00201.htm


Upton Impressed With Interest In His Evaporation

- Upton-on-line’s little announcement last week seems to have caught some of the Capital’s better-informed information brokers/gossips by surprise. Upton-on-line has, in turn, been truly surprised by the amount of attention given to his forthcoming evaporation ... See... Upton-on-line: Intellectuals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00472.htm


Economic Activity Stalling, New GDP Figures Show

- Economic activity decreased in the June quarter by 0.7 per cent, announced Deputy Government Statistician Ian Ewing when releasing the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures. This follows a 0.6 per cent rise in the March quarter. See... Economic activity stalls in June quarter [1] REACTION - NATS - NZ economy under severe stress [2] - ACT - Labour Delivers Only Contraction In OECD- ACT [3] - GOVT - GDP Figures Show Rebound Imminent [4] - DEUTSCHE BANK - Deutsche Bank: GDP (June Quarter) [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00168.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00474.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00471.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00470.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00173.htm

Stress Illnesses Costing Billions

- Stess-related illness could be costing New Zealand businesses as much as $3 billion a year in sick pay, missed deadlines and poor perfromance, Associate Minister for Accident Insurance Ruth Dyson said today. See... Worker stress is costing businesses billions [1] Adoption Law Review PC Agenda - A Law Commission report on changes to our adoption laws, was a politically correct agenda driven by “academic ideologues,” ACT Social Welfare spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Adoption Law Review "Politically Correct Agenda" [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00478.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00477.htm


Make Believe Guinea Pigs For Concerned Teachers

- “The Concerned Teachers Management Committee has agreed not to use any more live guinea pigs or other animals such as were used to disrupt the Minister of Education's speech to the PPTA Annual Conference on Wednesday” said Concerned Teachers spokesperson ... See... Guinea Pigs Campaign To Stop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0009/S00050.htm


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