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JUST POLITICS
Healthy Surplus Makes Michael Cullen Happy
Margaret Wilson’s Muriwhenua Breakthrough
Animal Fed Animals Also In NZ - Greens
NZ Must Do More For Indo-Fijians - Dunne
Auckland Lights Likely To Stay On This Summer
ACT Caucus Charts “Positive Alternative” Course
Oamaru Nestle Plant Closure Saddens
Watching The Doctor Watchers
Better Parole Data Needed
Public Transport Boost
News From The Committee Rooms
Speechifying….

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Upton Online: The Fearless Fourth Estate
Dyson Disgusted By Sleazy Tip-Off

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JUST POLITICS

Healthy Surplus Makes Michael Cullen Happy

- “The Crown Financial Statements to September showing the surplus running at more than twice budget forecasts cap a week of good economic news,”Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Crown Accounts cap a week of good economic data [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00065.htm


Margaret Wilson’s Muriwhenua Breakthrough

- The Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Margaret Wilson has welcomed the decision of Muriwhenua Treaty claimants to form a united negotiating group. See... Breakthrough For Muriwhenua [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00055.htm


Animal Fed Animals Also In NZ - Greens

- The Government should ban the widespread practice of feeding animal remains to farm animals in New Zealand, in the wake of the escalating BSE scandal, Green Party MP Sue Kedgley said today. See... Animal-To-Animal Feed Should Be Banned [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00061.htm


NZ Must Do More For Indo-Fijians - Dunne

- The latest explosion of unrest in Fiji reinforces the need for New Zealand to do more at a humanitarian level to assist the Indo-Fijian population, says United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... Fiji Reinforces Need For Humanitarian Response [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00063.htm


Auckland Lights Likely To Stay On This Summer

- Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson has welcomed a report indicating that Auckland electricity supply security risks for the coming summer appear to have lessened. See... Auckland Summer Electricity Risk Decreases [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00062.htm


ACT Caucus Charts “Positive Alternative” Course

- ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble, said after a three day caucus retreat that ACT had determined to concentrate on ACT brand issues. See... Alternative Policy Will See ACT Set Agenda [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00069.htm


Oamaru Nestle Plant Closure Saddens

The closure of the Nestle plant in Oamaru was a sad day for the North Otago Town, ACT MP and Otago resident, Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Nestle Plant Closure "Sad"-Eckhoff [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00068.htm


Watching The Doctor Watchers

- Health Minister Annette King today announced that Wellington Queen's Counsel Helen Cull has been appointed as the independent reviewer to review processes for reporting and investigating adverse medical incidents. See... Independent reviewer appointed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00066.htm


Better Parole Data Needed

- ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks seeks urgent action to address the “appalling” lack of information on the rate of offending by prisoners who are either on parole or given early release. See... Lack Of Data On Parole Offending [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00058.htm


Public Transport Boost

- Major changes to funding public transport begin this week, Transport Minister Mark Gosche and Associate Minister Judith Tizard announced today. See... Public Transport Boosted – Another Promise Kept [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00053.htm


News From The Committee Rooms

For the latest Select Committee news bulletin see... Select Committee Business 27 October to 3 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00064.htm


Speechifying….

Speeches… Directions In Crime Prevention - Goff Speech [1] - Michael Cullen to NZ Property Institute Conference [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00052.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... unemployment drops below 6% for the first time in 12 years. 22,000 new jobs. More full-time jobs than there have ever been in the history of the country. Welcome to the bad-news-good-news economy. See... HARD NEWS 03/11/00 - Bad News, Good News [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00023.htm


Upton Online: The Fearless Fourth Estate

- It is fascinating that last week’s speech about the C grade contribution of the media to our national life has not, to upton-on-line’s knowledge, received a shred of coverage (save passing reference in Frank Haden’s Sunday column). See... Upton-on-line November 3rd [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00054.htm


Dyson Disgusted By Sleazy Tip-Off

- Ruth Dyson said today that a drug-related conviction from her youth had been declared on every Labour Party nomination form she had filled in. See... Conviction no secret [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00051.htm


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