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JUST POLITICS
Hodgson Speaks At Climate Change Conference
STV In District Health Boards Delayed To Avoid Confusion
Winston Reaches An Astonishing Conclusion
Govt Stifling Defence Debate, Says Mapp
Youth Crime Report A Wake Up Call
Anderton Denies Secret Deal On Airforce Base
PM’s Runs Down NZ TV In Front Of The Neighbours
Planeloads Of Talented Kiwis Fly Away Every Day
$70,000 Extra For Waitangi Celebrations
Maharey’s Misleading Figures Irk Newman

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Conscience Directs Labour MPs Across The Floor On Property Bill
Feel Like Being Married? You Soon Will
Families Receive Medals For Deceased Soldiers
Public Servants Need Better Pay

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JUST POLITICS


Hodgson Speaks At Climate Change Conference

- Climate change matters to New Zealand. We are a small economy defending a very long coastline. We live well because we grow things well. We grow things well because we have a climate that is even and reliable. See... Hodgson's Opening Statement At The Hague [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00393.htm


STV In District Health Boards Delayed To Avoid Confusion

- Health Minister Annette King says the single transferable vote system (STV) will be used in the 2004 election for district health boards (DHBs), but the first past the post system will be used next year to avoid the risk of contaminating local body elections. See... STV System Assured For 2004 Health Board Elections [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00390.htm


Winston Reaches An Astonishing Conclusion

- Wellington’s reputation is in danger of becoming tarnished as a consequence of there being no effective security or supervision in the National Library public reading room. See... Wellington - Top Town Or Porn Town? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00389.htm


Govt Stifling Defence Debate, Says Mapp

- “It is now abundantly clear that debate on the future of our defence forces is being stifled under the current Government,” National's Defence spokesman Wayne Mapp said today. See... Govt Ban On Defence Seminar Stifles Debate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00387.htm


Youth Crime Report A Wake Up Call

- A report on youth crime release this week is a timely reminder that New Zealand can not continue down its current path, said ACT Welfare spokesman Dr Muriel Newman. See... Wake-Up Call For Government Says Newman [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00385.htm


Anderton Denies Secret Deal On Airforce Base

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton explained again the entirely ordinary instigation of a public notification process about the future uses of a small part of the Hobsonville Airforce base, following comments by Brian Neeson. See... Normal process followed [1] and Questions And Answers On Hobsonville [2] . See also Neeson’s statement… Community In Dark Over Secret Deal [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00380.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00381.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00362.htm


PM’s Runs Down NZ TV In Front Of The Neighbours

- “Prime Minister Helen Clark should stop running down New Zealand television particularly when she is speaking to overseas media,” National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today. See... PM Must Stop Rubbishing NZ Television [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00374.htm


Planeloads Of Talented Kiwis Fly Away Every Day

- Two hundred New Zealanders, enough to fill a Boeing 767, are now leaving the country every day, an all time record, said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble. See... The Brain Drain: A Boeing 767 Of Kiwis A Day [1] and Skilled New Zealanders Leave in Record Numbers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00369.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00371.htm


$70,000 Extra For Waitangi Celebrations

- Community organisations planning events to commemorate Waitangi Day 2001 will receive $70,000 more from the Government than they did last year. See... Waitangi Day Commemorative Events [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00378.htm


Maharey’s Misleading Figures Irk Newman

- “Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey has today deliberately misled Parliament,” said ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman. See... Maharey Misleads Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00376.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Airways Radar Dispute – Super Investment Policy – IRD Call Centres – Widening of Closing Gaps Policy – Workplace Opportunities – NCEA – Employer Drug Testing – Digital TV – Sports Scholarships – Minimum Wage. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00132.htm


Conscience Directs Labour MPs Across The Floor On Property Bill

- Three Labour MPs voted against the inclusion of defacto relationships in the Property Relations Bill last night with the crucial vote passing by a majority of just four. See... Majority On Property Relations Bill Slimming [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00130.htm


Feel Like Being Married? You Soon Will

- The committee stages of the Property Relations Bill have been debated in Parliament. National Youth Affairs spokesperson Simon Power says young people in what the Government deems to be de facto relationships could be caught in a marriage trap under the bill. See... Young people caught in Govt's marriage trap [1] . Tony Ryall’s views are similarly critical, see... Property Bill Should Be Sent Back [2] and Govt MPs Don't Understand Impact Of Bill [3] . RELATED: - LAW SOCIETY - Response to Matrimonial Property Amendment Bill [4] - SLUDGE - Sludge Report #41 - A Festering Scab Of A Bill [5] - YOUNG NATS - Compulsary Marriage Act A Trap For Young People [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00370.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00364.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00377.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/3c/ac/200011171759.89f06031.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00095.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00088.htm

Families Receive Medals For Deceased Soldiers

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today presented New Zealand Memorial Crosses to the families of three New Zealand soldiers who died while serving in East Timor. See... PM Presents Medals To Families Of Soldiers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00394.htm


Public Servants Need Better Pay

- Improved pay and conditions must be central to the ‘immediate and urgent’ rebuilding of the public service, says PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff. See... Pay Central To Public Service Rebuilding – PSA [1] and PSA Delegates Conference - Trevor Mallard [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00383.htm


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