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Govt Slackness Endangering Honey Industry
How National Branded Sea Lion Conservation
I’m Sorry, You Seem To Have The Wrong Leaked Paper
New Ambassador To China Announced
No Consultation With Parents Over Exam Abolition
English Calls For Non-Govt Chair For Super Committee
Rich: Hobbs Is A Wet Flannel In A Warrior’s Job
Trade Mission Promises Riches From The East
Time To Make A Stand For Our Fisheries
Input Into Tourism Strategy Encouraged

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In the House - Questions
Students To File Lawsuit Over 1997 Demonstration
Bouquets & Brickbats For Biosecurity Package
NZ First’s Terms For Supporting Health Bill
Dunne Says Race Relations Conciliator Will Go
Waitangi Boycott A Personal Grudge Gone Too Far

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JUST POLITICS


Govt Slackness Endangering Honey Industry

- The Green Party is urging MAF to halt plans to spread beehives potentially infected with the Varroa Mite into the as yet unaffected East Cape, where a developing organic honey industry would be threatened. See... Greens Urge Govt To Stop Varroa Spreading [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00512.htm


How National Branded Sea Lion Conservation

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee says a sea lion branded “169”, which has been sighted at Kaka Point on the Catlins coast south of Dunedin, is “a cruel legacy” of the previous Government's decision to approve a hot-iron branding trial involving sea lion pups and adult females. See... Branded Sealion Legacy Of Previous Govt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00518.htm


I’m Sorry, You Seem To Have The Wrong Leaked Paper

- The Minister of Labour Margaret Wilson says the Evening Post appears to be wrong in claiming it has been leaked a copy of a draft discussion paper on Health and Safety. See... Post Does Not Have The HSE Discussion Paper [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00517.htm


New Ambassador To China Announced

- New Zealand’s next ambassador to China will be John McKinnon, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... New Ambassador To China [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00523.htm


No Consultation With Parents Over Exam Abolition

- ACT education spokesperson Donna Awatere Huata MP said today that the Ministry of Education has not consulted parents about planned far-reaching changes, which will affect their children’s educational qualifications. See... Parents Not Consulted Over Abolition Of Exams [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00520.htm


English Calls For Non-Govt Chair For Super Committee

- The Government should reconsider its refusal to have a non-Government MP chair the Select Committee on superannuation, National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Wrong Select Committee Decision On Super [1] . See also… ACT: Let’s Debate The Scheme At Select Committee [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00516.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00509.htm


Rich: Hobbs Is A Wet Flannel In A Warrior’s Job

- “Given her performance in other areas of the broadcasting portfolio, it is no surprise that the Minister of Broadcasting has made a dog's breakfast of the Broadcasting Standards Authority,” National's Katherine Rich said today. See... Marian Whips Up Another Dogs' Breakfast [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00513.htm


Trade Mission Promises Riches From The East

- The trade mission to India and Nepal was extremely successful, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... India and Nepal trade missions very productive [1] and Turkey trade promotion trip profitable [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00511.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00510.htm


Time To Make A Stand For Our Fisheries

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, wants the Government to take strong steps to preserve New Zealand control of the nation's fishing resources for current and future generations. See... Strong Steps Needed To Preserve Fisheries Control [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00505.htm


Input Into Tourism Strategy Encouraged

- The next stage in developing a New Zealand Tourism Strategy gets underway next week with the convening of eight focus groups in Auckland and Wellington. See... Input To The NZ Tourism Strategy Encouraged [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00521.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In the House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Selling Health Changes – Exporting To Oz – Super Investment Policies – Buddle Findlay’s Billings – Super Fund Contributions – Greenhouse Gases – Closing Gaps – Public Health Focus – Rental Poverty Traps. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00171.htm


Students To File Lawsuit Over 1997 Demonstration

- 42 Victoria University students and one lecturer will file a lawsuit in the High Court on Thursday against the police, the attorney general, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See... Students To File $2.5 Million Lawsuit Tomorrow [1] . See also... Students Sue Police/Speaker Over Arrests [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00168.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0011/S00037.htm


Bouquets & Brickbats For Biosecurity Package

- The Government has approved a $2.75 million package of initiatives to enhance biosecurity, the Minister for Biosecurity, Marian Hobbs, announced today. The package includes a $1.25 million public awareness programme. See... Biosecurity Package Approved [1] - FEDERATED FARMERS - Interim Biosecurity Package Earns Congratulations [2] - NATS - Biosecurity Package Is One Big Talkfest [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00507.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00104.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00515.htm


NZ First’s Terms For Supporting Health Bill

- I write in response to your request for New Zealand First’s support for the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Bill. See... Peters Letter To King On Health Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00506.htm

Dunne Says Race Relations Conciliator Will Go

- The Race Relations Conciliator's office is on the way out, according to United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... Race Relations Conciliator On Way Out [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00514.htm


Waitangi Boycott A Personal Grudge Gone Too Far

- The Prime Minister has allowed her personal grudge against the people of Waitangi to descend to absurd depths of pettiness, National's Defence spokesman Wayne Mapp said today. See... Govt's Waitangi Boycott Farcical [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00508.htm


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