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Singapore Deal Latest Chapter In Story Of Colonisation
Mallard Flies North
Tourism Partnership Sees Progress
Anderton (S)mitten With CrazyCatch
Rural Jobs Are Being Created
Gaming Review Holding Back Industry
Warm Welcome Anticipated For Chile President
$7.5m Varroa Mite Management Plan Approved
Highway Patrol Hurting Crime Fighting

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
ACT Renews Call For Debate On Unarmed NZ Personnel To Solomons
Hodgson Lays Out NZ’s Greenhouse Plan
PM’s Presser: People’s Bank And The “H” Word
Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
On The Right: Like Barry White Singing About Celibacy

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JUST POLITICS

Singapore Deal Latest Chapter In Story Of Colonisation

- Maori rejected the MAI, APEC, WTO and other neo-liberal models and will reject the Singapore Free Trade Agreement said Maori Sovereignty supporters Aotearoa Educators in response to the Free Trade debate in Parliament today. See... Colonisation Continues - Singapore FTA Secured [1] . See also… See... Squabbling Detracts From Singapore Agreement – United [2] and Greens Stay Staunch Over Singapore Deal [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00109.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00107.htm


Mallard Flies North

- Trevor Mallard today starts a visit to London, Paris and Oslo that will cover a wide range of his portfolio areas. See... Ministerial Visit To London, Paris And Oslo [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00108.htm


Tourism Partnership Sees Progress

- “The new partnership between the Government and the tourism industry will promote the sustainable long term development of New Zealand tourism,” the Minister of Tourism Mark Burton said. See... Minister Welcomes Progress On Tourism Strategy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00106.htm


Anderton (S)mitten With CrazyCatch

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said he was finding many examples of Kiwi ingenuity and the new Kiwi invention CrazyCatch was clearly one. This new sports game has been awarded an Enterprise Award of $10,000 in the second round of the Enterprise Awards. See... Anderton Helps New Zealand Catch Up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00110.htm


Rural Jobs Are Being Created

- “Jobs are being created, in rural areas and across New Zealand,” says Jim Anderton, Deputy Prime Minister. “and at least some of the National Party have acknowledged this.” See... Opposition needs to sort out story [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00103.htm


Gaming Review Holding Back Industry

- ACT Internal Affairs spokesperson Penny Webster says the Government's Gaming Review is creating further delays for an industry suffering from lack of action. See... Gaming: Should The Government Be Involved? [1] and Gambling inquiry must be independent - Greens [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00098.htm


Warm Welcome Anticipated For Chile President

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, will visit New Zealand on 12 and 13 November. See... President Lagos of Chile to visit NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00101.htm


$7.5m Varroa Mite Management Plan Approved

- Cabinet has approved a $7.5 million plan to manage the varroa bee mite over the next two years, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Cabinet backs two-year varroa management plan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00100.htm


Highway Patrol Hurting Crime Fighting

- Police Minister George Hawkins has pushed through his 'elite' highway patrol at the expense of police crime fighting, National's Police spokesperson Brian Neeson said today. See... Highway Patrol At Expense Of Crime Fighting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00097.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

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

- Today's Questions concern: Health Treaty Clause – Fiscal Surplus – Unallocated Children At Risk - The “H” Word And Sandra Lee – Singapore Brain Drain – Cancer Treatment Shortages – Employment – R&D Tax Deductibility – Solomons Peace Keeping – Whakapapa. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day November 7 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00046.htm


ACT Renews Call For Debate On Unarmed NZ Personnel To Solomons

- The ACT party believes the issue of committing unarmed New Zealand soldiers and police personnel to the Solomons should be debated in parliament, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble. See... ACT Seeks Urgent Debate On Solomons Deployment [1] and Peace Monitors for Solomon Islands [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00112.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00104.htm


Hodgson Lays Out NZ’s Greenhouse Plan

- Hon Pete Hodgson Speech Notes Address To A Greenhouse Policy Coalition Seminar, Wellington Convention Centre. See... NZ's Climate Change Action Plan - Pete Hodgson [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00105.htm


PM’s Presser: People’s Bank And The “H” Word

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has signalled her support for the concept of a publicly run ‘Kiwi Bank’, being advocated by Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton. See... Clark Indicates Support For Kiwi Bank [1] . Also at today’s post cabinet press conference Clark said that Alliance Deputy Leader Sandra Lee’s use of the word ‘Holocaust’ in a speech was not in defiance of her edict, and said she will not be seeking an apology. See... Apology Won't Be Required From Lee [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00036.htm

Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- Dollar's Direction - Resignation A Seven Day Wonder - What Was She Doing? - ACT Wednesday - Foreign Doctors' Registration - Resource Management Act - Parole Reform - Beads and Blankets - ACT's Briar Patch. See... Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington #37 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00099.htm


On The Right: Like Barry White Singing About Celibacy

- There has been quite a bit going on this week in the wonderful and wacky world of politics. Lot’s of interesting events. However I’ve been busy doing my exams, so forgive me if I don’t know any of them. Therefore this issue of On The Right is more a ‘random thoughts’ edition. See... On The Right: A Tale Of Two Ruths [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00022.htm


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