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Questions Remain Unanswered After TEAC Resignation
Prebble’s Speech In The House On Solomons Deployment
Would The Real Tariana Turia Please Stand Up
Govt Letting Guava Moth Go
Burton Divides Up The Lotteries Money
ACT Call For Overhaul Of Child Protection
All About The Regional Development Initiative
They’re Living In Our Houses, There
A Tale Of Two Leaders?
Defence Policy One Dimensional

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Parliament Votes For Singapore Free Trade Deal
Auckland University Vote For Voluntary Student Union
PPTA Survey Shows Support For New Qualifications System
NZ Greens Send Nader Their Best Wishes
Never Mind The H-word, Maud’s Having A Baby!
Private Manning’s Gun Recovered

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JUST POLITICS


Questions Remain Unanswered After TEAC Resignation

- The sudden, immediate resignation of Tertiary Education Advisory Commission Chair Norman Kingsbury raises more questions than Steve Maharey's statement answers, National's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maurice Williamson said today. See... What's gone wrong with TEAC? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00137.htm


Prebble’s Speech In The House On Solomons Deployment

- I rise to respond to the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade regarding the deployment of peace monitors to the Solomon Islands. See... Speech to The House On Solomons Deployment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00132.htm


Would The Real Tariana Turia Please Stand Up

- I was in two minds as to what my rau kotahi or my multiple self would be like today. I am here as a Minister of the Crown, I am also who I am. Of Ngati Apa, Nga Rauru, Whanganui, and Tuwharetoa descent. See... Tariana Turia Speech To ‘Like Minds, Like Mine’ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00147.htm


Govt Letting Guava Moth Go

- “The Government's inaction on funding an investigation into the Guava Moth is another example of its incompetent approach to biosecurity,” National's Biosecurity spokesperson David Carter said today. See... Guava Moth Looks Set To Remain [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00144.htm


Burton Divides Up The Lotteries Money

- Half-a-million-dollars in Lottery grants has gone to community groups around the country in recognition of the United Nations International Year of Volunteers 2001, Lottery Grants Board Chairperson and Internal Affairs Minister Mark Burton announced. See... $500,000 In Lottery Grants [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00142.htm


ACT Call For Overhaul Of Child Protection

- The current system of dealing with child abuse is clearly not working and needs to be urgently overhauled, ACT Social Welfare spokesman Muriel Newman said today. See... ACT Supports Community-based Child Protection [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00131.htm


All About The Regional Development Initiative

- In the past few months this Labour Alliance Coalition Government has: created the Ministry of Economic Development, so that the Government of New Zealand can do here what Governments do in most other modern nations. See... New Regional Development initiative - Anderton [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00129.htm


They’re Living In Our Houses, There

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton today launched TriStyle Homes exporting prefabricated houses to Japan made from Northland timber. See... Anderton launches export of houses to Japan [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00128.htm


A Tale Of Two Leaders?

- Associate Maori Affairs Minister Sandra Lee's refusal to apologise in Parliament today shows that the Government has divided into two hostile camps and that she does not view the Prime Minister as her leader, National MP Nick Smith said today. See... Lee's refusal to apologise sign of hostility [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00122.htm


Defence Policy One Dimensional

- National's Defence spokesperson Wayne Mapp says the deployment of 14 New Zealanders to the Solomon Islands serves as a wake-up call to the Government on its flawed approach to defence. See... Weakness In Govt Defence Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00121.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

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

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Gloom Merchants (out of order) - Parole Law – The H Word and the PM - Immunisation Strategy – Seasonal Work – Mining on DOC Land – 1080 Slime Spills – Patronage Funding – People’s Bank Funding – ACC Medical ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00052.htm

Parliament Votes For Singapore Free Trade Deal

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton announced today that Helen Clark and Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong will sign a Closer Economic Partnership agreement between New Zealand and Singapore, in Singapore, on Tuesday, 14 November. See... NZ and Singapore to sign CEP on 14 November [1] and Singapore agreement debate and vote speech notes [2] MORE - ALLIANCE - New Zealand And The Singapore CEP—Sandra Lee [3] - NATS - National Applauds Singapore Trade Deal [4] - GATT WATCHDOG - Debate And Vote On Singapore Deal A Charade [5] - AOTEAROA EDUCATORS - Colonisation Continues - Singapore FTA Secured [6] - UNITED - Squabbling Detracts From Singapore Agreement – United [7] - GREENS - Greens Stay Staunch Over Singapore Deal [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00134.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00124.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00139.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00120.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00024.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00021.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00109.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00107.htm


Auckland University Vote For Voluntary Student Union

- University of Auckland students have voted to maintain voluntary membership of the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA). See... Students Vote For Voluntary Membership [1] and Auckland Students choose choice [2] REACTION - NATS - AUSA congratulated on democratic vote [3] - ACT - Auckland's Voluntary Student Union Move Welcomed [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0011/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0011/S00017.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00136.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00133.htm


PPTA Survey Shows Support For New Qualifications System

- Acting Education Minister Steve Maharey said he is pleased by results of a PPTA survey that show well over half of secondary school teachers support the new school qualifications system. See... NCEA result pleasing [1] and They're Wrong Fight To Convince NCEA Majority [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0011/S00016.htm


NZ Greens Send Nader Their Best Wishes

- The New Zealand Green Party, including our two co-convenors and seven Green members of Parliament, wish you best of luck for tomorrow. See... To Ralph Nader US Presidential Candidate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00114.htm


Never Mind The H-word, Maud’s Having A Baby!

- Maud the takahe, transferred from the Marlborough Sounds to the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland to avoid getting beaten up by other takahe, is the proud mother of a small chick, the Minister of Conservation Hon Sandra Lee announced today. See... 'Maud The Takahe' Has Given Birth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00138.htm


Private Manning’s Gun Recovered

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today that the weapon stolen from Private Leonard Manning when he was murdered by a militia group in East Timor in July has been recovered by the Indonesian Army (TNI). See... East Timor: Phil Goff Welcomes Recovery Of Weapon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00130.htm


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