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Govt Must Reveal Draft Charter’s Cost To TVNZ Advertising Revenue
Govt Funding To Put Gisborne and Wairoa Land To Good Use
This Week’s Select Committee News
GE Funding Bias Jeopardises NZ’s Green Image
Immigration Policy Humanitarian, Dalziel Explains
$3m For Te Tai Tokerau To Sort Out Family Violence
The Road To Hell Is Paved With Well Meaning Guidebooks
Civil Defence Bill Introduced To House
Local Govt Policy Direction
There’s A Job For All Of Us

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard news Is Here
TUA FIGHT: Messages Of Support & Politics
Upton On Line: Examining Holocaust Claims
Free Trade With Hong Kong Worse Than Singapore - CAFCA
Gillon’s Smouldering Fags Bill

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Govt Must Reveal Draft Charter’s Cost To TVNZ Advertising Revenue

- The Government has “a moral duty” to reveal the impact its Draft Charter will have on Television New Zealand's advertising revenue and audience share, National's Murray McCully said today. See... Govt Must Reveal True Cost Of Charter Madness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00179.htm


Govt Funding To Put Gisborne and Wairoa Land To Good Use

- Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton and Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said today that the Government had approved $240,000 of funding over the next three years to provide a lead adviser to help improve the farming of under-utilised land in Gisborne. See... Gisborne And Wairoa Land Advisor To Be Appointed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00194.htm


This Week’s Select Committee News

- SELECT COMMITTEE BUSINESS From 3 November to 10 November 2000 Committee meetings There were 19 Committee meetings, all of which were in the parliamentary complex. See... Weekly Select Committee News - 10/11/2000 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00193.htm


GE Funding Bias Jeopardises NZ’s Green Image

- It is a tragedy for New Zealand's clean, green image that science funding appears increasingly weighted towards genetic engineering, Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said today. ... Funding bias towards GE is unethical [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00190.htm


Immigration Policy Humanitarian, Dalziel Explains

- Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel said today that recently announced changes to immigration policy offered an effective and humanitarian solution to New Zealand's overstayer problem. See... Dalziel's Humanitarian Approach To Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00188.htm


$3m For Te Tai Tokerau To Sort Out Family Violence

- Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment Tariana Turia announced, in Whangarei today, a whanau development initiative, a comprehensive family violence service to address violence within Te Tai Tokerau. See... Te Tai Tokerau Provide Own Answer To Violence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00183.htm


The Road To Hell Is Paved With Well Meaning Guidebooks

- ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks welcomed the launch of a new guidebook today aimed at getting prisoners to switch from crime to work, but warned that there has been a history of failed good intentions in rehabilitating criminals. See... Govt Continues 'All Carrot, No Sticks' Approach [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00176.htm


Civil Defence Bill Introduced To House

- Minister of Civil Defence Hon. George Hawkins said a new Bill that will ensure New Zealand is capable of managing an emergency of national and local significance has been introduced to the House. See... Civil Defence Emergency Management Bill Introduced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00181.htm


Local Govt Policy Direction

- The Minister of Local Government Hon Sandra Lee today released a Statement of Government policy direction for review of the Local Government Act 1974. See... Local Government Policy Direction Summary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00180.htm


There’s A Job For All Of Us

- In response to the Government position stated in Parliament yesterday that only unemployed people who ‘want’ to work will work, Dr Muriel Newman, ACT’s Welfare Spokesman, said her party has a completely different approach to unemployment. See... The Government Needs To Know: Everyone Can Work [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00177.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Hard news Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... does it occur to anyone else that the run-up to the "real" Millennium is quite a bit more millennial than the one everybody celebrated last year? See... HARD NEWS - The President's Mandate is Missing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00065.htm


TUA FIGHT: Messages Of Support & Politics

- Best wishes for your epic struggle. You can be assured of the support of your country, and we will all be watching you this weekend. Jim Anderton writes to David Tua. See... Anderton Offers Tua Support Of The Country [1] . Mark Gosche has also expressed his support, see.. Ia Manuia David Tua [2] . Meanwhile Opposition Pacific Affairs Spokesperson Arthur Anae was outraged yesterday that Labour denied the opportunity for Parliament to officially recognise David Tua's huge success and wish him well for his weekend. See... Labour Hits David Tua Below The Belt [3] .

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00189.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00191.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00178.htm

Upton On Line: Examining Holocaust Claims

- The fourth estate (and, to be the fair, oppositional elements of the ‘third’) have been making a meal of the latest reference to a holocaust on these shores – this time from the lips of Sandra Lee. Incredibly, no-one it seems is even interested in the empirical (as against the rhetorical) claim she made. See... Upton-on-line November 10th [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00187.htm


Free Trade With Hong Kong Worse Than Singapore - CAFCA

- Yesterday, Jim Sutton announced that negotiations with Hong Kong on a free trade agreement like that with Singapore are imminent. Such an agreement will be even more dangerous than the Singapore one. See... Hong Kong FTA [1] and NZ to explore CEP prospects with Hong Kong [2]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00157.htm

Gillon’s Smouldering Fags Bill

- Now there is the prospect of cigarettes that are less likely to start fatal fires. See... Gillon stubs out fag fires [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00182.htm

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