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Shipley’s Brave Vision Of The Future
ACT Agrees The DPB Is Harmful
Climate Negotiations: Beginning Of The End Of The End Of The Beginning
Wairoa Jumps Aboard The Cyber Waka
People Need To Know What Super Fund Will Do
Skies Won’t Open For Virgin Blue
Federated Farmers Selling Out Organic Farmers
The Week’s Select Committee Business
Tuning Tax To NZ’s Needs In A Changing World
Health Sector Bowing Under Reforms

TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Not In Genoa
Sludge: No Democracy Today Sorry, We’re Hungry
Rosalea Barker: Bizzare Circle Of Law
English-On-Line
Scoop Feedback: Editing NZ’s Economic History
Waitangi Grounds Dealt Blow

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JUST POLITICS

Shipley’s Brave Vision Of The Future

- One year on, Labour is demanding that voters give them another two or three terms. See... Our Prosperity, Our People, Our Future - Shipley [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00449.htm


ACT Agrees The DPB Is Harmful

- ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman congratulated Peter Douglas, recently appointed to the new position of general manager of Maori strategy at Child, Youth and Family Services, for his “courageous” views expressed in an article in today’s Dominion. See... New CYFS Maori Strategist Offers Bold Direction [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00445.htm


Climate Negotiations: Beginning Of The End Of The End Of The Beginning

- Pete Hodgson, New Zealand's minister at the World Conference on Climate Change in the Hague, says the negotiations have reached “the beginning of the endgame” but the prospects for an agreement are still uncertain. See... Hague Negotiations Reach Endgame [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00458.htm


Wairoa Jumps Aboard The Cyber Waka

- The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Jim Anderton and the Minister of Maori Affairs Hon Parekura Horomia joined forces today to launch Wairoa dot com, the first of 13 community computer hubs for the Tairawhiti East Coast region. See... Launch Of Wairoa Dot Com - Community Computer Hub [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00457.htm


People Need To Know What Super Fund Will Do

- “As we debate the merits or otherwise of the Government’s proposed superannuation fund, people need to know what exactly it will do – and what it won’t do,” National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Super will still depend on tax [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00438.htm


Skies Won’t Open For Virgin Blue

- The Minister of Transport Mark Gosche has scotched a suggestion that British owned airline Virgin Blue could benefit from the new open skies agreement between New Zealand and Australia. See... Virgin Blue Won’t Benefit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00453.htm


Federated Farmers Selling Out Organic Farmers

- Green Party MP and organic farmer Ian Ewen-Street today said the vice president of Federated Farmers, Tom Lambie, was selling out organic farmers in advocating for genetic engineering in agriculture. See... Federated Farmers Sell Out Organic Farmers Over GE [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00451.htm


The Week’s Select Committee Business

- Committee meetings There were 23 committee meetings, six of which were of subcommittees. Four meetings were outside Wellington. The remainder were in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 17-24 Nov [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00450.htm


Tuning Tax To NZ’s Needs In A Changing World

- The tax system needs to be better attuned to New Zealand's needs in a changing world economy, Revenue Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Cullen Announces Tax Policy Work Programme [1] and Michael Cullen Tax Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00444.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00443.htm


Health Sector Bowing Under Reforms

- The Labour-Alliance Government is responsible for imposing demoralising reform fatigue on the country's health system, National Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today during the Second Reading of new health restructuring legislation. See... Health sector suffers reform fatigue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00431.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Hard News Is Not In Genoa

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... no, I am not on my way to Italy. I will see the All Blacks play from my couch and not the grandstand in Genoa. I'm now off to Europe in February. All very last-minute. It's a long story. See... HARD NEWS 24/11/00 - Genoa? No, Not At All ... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00147.htm


Sludge: No Democracy Today Sorry, We’re Hungry

- INSIDE THIS EDITION: Dubya'ed - Dubya’s Thanksgiving - An Overseas Perspective of Presidential Elections. See... Sludge Report #42 – Democracy Gives Way To Dinner [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00145.htm


Rosalea Barker: Bizzare Circle Of Law

- Let's talk turkey. After all, I am writing this on the second to last Thursday of November so it's a bird on everybody's mind, if not already on their lips. One even got granted clemency by the President in a televised ceremony at the White House. See... Rosalea Barker: Three Little Magic Words [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00143.htm


English-On-Line

- English-on-line knows something is going on when Tainui can’t agree among themselves to accept $13m from the Government. We can fairly conclude that while people do fight over money, this must be a fight over something far more important than money. See... English-on-line November 24th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00462.htm

Scoop Feedback: Editing NZ’s Economic History

- Concerning the latest Keith Rankin column, Demand Versus Supply, the interesting description of the economics of prostitution seems marred somewhat by the following passage: “An efficient economy was an economy in which supply was responsive to changes in demand. See... Scoop Feedback: Keith Rankin Demand Versus Supply [1] and see... Keith Rankin: Demand Versus Supply [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00144.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00137.htm


Waitangi Grounds Dealt Blow

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Government's decision to no longer attend official celebrations at Waitangi on February 6th raises fresh questions about the future of Waitangi Day. See... Waitangi Day Downgrade Raises Fresh Questions [1] . See also... Waitangi Day Is a New Zealand Celebration - Hawkins [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00442.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00437.htm


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