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JUST POLITICS
Shipley Looks Abroad For Ideas
How To Be Business Friendly
National Look To Be Just Green Enough
Labour At The Back Of The Class In Charm School
Volunteer Organisation Applauds Scrapping Work-For-Dole
MAF To Talk To Aussies On Apple restrictions
Lyttleton Marina Inquiry Needs To Be Widened
Wong Applauds Nobel Peace Prize Winning President
Franks’ Figures Not Adding Up
Bluegreens Forum Debates Sustainable Logging
Speechifying...

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Two New Polls Put National Ahead
CPI Index Rises 1.4 Per Cent
Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
Aziz Choudhry: Agricultural Trade Liberalisation
Future Lefts Newsletter
The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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JUST POLITICS

Shipley Looks Abroad For Ideas

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley will be overseas for the next fortnight looking at practical approaches to business and education to help get New Zealand moving and get New Zealanders believing in their country and their future. See... Trip Will Look For New Ideas To Use In NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00314.htm


How To Be Business Friendly

- An announcement from Government of lower accident insurance levies and an honouring of their promise on tax incentives for research and development could go a significant way to changing the present negative business sentiment, says Hon Peter Dunne. See... Govt. Could Signal More Business Friendly Approach [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00317.htm


National Look To Be Just Green Enough

- National's challenge and intention for 2002 is to deliver environmental policies that reflect the concerns of mainstream New Zealand, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said this evening. See... National will take environmentalism mainstream [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00302.htm


Labour At The Back Of The Class In Charm School

- The Government's decision to exclude the Export Institute from its business forum in Auckland next week is further evidence that Labour's 'charm offensive' was a figment of their imagination, National's Murray McCully said today. See... Labour are charm school dropouts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00310.htm


Volunteer Organisation Applauds Scrapping Work-For-Dole

- One of New Zealand's largest volunteer organisations has given the thumbs-up to the Government's plan to scrap the controversial work for the dole scheme. See... CAB welcomes scrapping of work for the dole [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00308.htm


MAF To Talk To Aussies On Apple restrictions

- Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry officials would visit Australia next month to meet with Australian counterparts to discuss the report proposing the strictest conditions in the world on the importation of New Zealand apples, Agriculture and Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said. See... MAF officials visit Australia for fireblight talks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00306.htm


Lyttleton Marina Inquiry Needs To Be Widened

- The inquiry launched by the Banks Peninsula District Council into the disintegration of the Lyttleton marina is a great start but needs to be widened to include the finding of safe marina facilities for recreational boaties,” National List MP for Banks Banks Peninsula David Carter said. See... Inquiry into Lyttleton marina disaster [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00301.htm


Wong Applauds Nobel Peace Prize Winning President

- National MP Pansy Wong today paid tribute to South Korean President Kim Dae-jung for his Nobel Peace Prize award for his work in bringing about reconciliation on the Korean peninsula. See... President Kim Dae-jung Nobel Peace Award Tribute [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00304.htm


Franks’ Figures Not Adding Up

- “Stephen Franks’ estimate of $300M costs to Telecom from the Fletcher Inquiry Report is fantasy” David Cunliffe, MP for Titirangi, said today. See... Franks Can’t Count - Cunliffe [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00298.htm


Bluegreens Forum Debates Sustainable Logging

- Sustainable logging of our indigenous forests has finally been debated and although the Environment Court wasn't allowed to listen, this weekend's Bluegreens Forum did, National Conservation spokesperson Eric Roy said. See... Forests debate finally gets a hearing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00300.htm


Speechifying...

- JIM ANDERTON - Celebrating the Alliance in Government - Speech [1] and Opportunity and Security - Jim Anderton Speech [2] - RICHARD PREBBLE - Dumbing Down New Zealand: Richard Prebble Speech [3] - PHILLIDA BUNKLE - Bunkle Addresses International Customs Forum [4] - JIM SUTTON - Cold Storage Association Speech: Jim Sutton [5] - TARIANA TURIA - Hon Tariana Turia - Speech to launch MOKO [6] - - HELEN CLARK - Hon Helen Clark - AUT Graduation Ceremony [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00303.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00299.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00305.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00309.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00307.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00296.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00297.htm

POLITICS TOP SCOOPS


Two New Polls Put National Ahead

- National Business Review October 2000 political poll results - including full breakdowns. National 41% no change Labour 36% no change Green 6% down 1 Alliance 5% down 1 NZ First 4% up 1 ACT 3% down 1. See... NBR-UMR Insight Poll [1] and One News/Colmar Brunton Poll Results [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00088.htm

CPI Index Rises 1.4 Per Cent

- Compared with a year earlier, consumer prices in the September 2000 quarter were 3.0 per cent higher. This is the highest annual increase in the CPI since the 3.5 per cent increase shown in the September 1995 quarter. See... CPI Rises 1.4 Per Cent [1] and Food Prices Up 0.3 Per Cent In September [2] REACTION: - NATIONAL - NZ families finding the going tough [3] - ACT - Inflation up, Growth down - It's the Economy [4] - NZ GOVERNMENT - CPI Result In Line With Expectations - Cullen [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00120.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00121.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00311.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00315.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00313.htm


Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- Michael Cullen attended a special ACT caucus on Friday to explain his proposed superannuation scheme. The caucus spent the rest of Friday with Sir Roger Douglas exploring superannuation issues. See... Prebble's Letter from Wellington - 16 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00312.htm


Aziz Choudhry: Agricultural Trade Liberalisation

- Two very different meetings have focussed on trade liberalisation and agriculture this month, seemingly worlds apart. Last week in Banff, Canada, Jim Sutton attended the first Cairns Group Ministerial meeting since the Seattle World Trade Organisation ... Agric. Trade Liberalisation & 3rd World Farmers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00065.htm

Future Left Newsletter

- As Future Lefts went out last week (Thursday night, for those with short memories) a storm was gathering over an advertisement that appeared in the Thursday Herald, and apparently in the Dominion the following day. See... Future Lefts - All The Luck In The World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00068.htm


The Gift That Keeps On Giving

- This evening (7:20pm 15 October 2000) in Dunedin, New Zealand a gift that grows was given to Prime Minister Helen Clark while she was attending the world premiere of “Southern Journeys” at the Dunedin Town Hall. After PM Clark had entered ... See... Cannabis Seedling Given To New Zealand PM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00067.htm


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