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Pharmac marks World AIDS Day With New Funding
Bureaucratic Monster To Gobble Health Resources
Keep Tabs On Petrol Prices Online
Record Number Of Apple Exports Going It Alone
Canterbury Youth Employment Strategy Launched
Franks Calls For An Explanation On Insider Trading Inaction
Fitzsimons Anticipates Rebalancing Of GM Debate
Funding Programme For Adult Literacy
Hey Everybody, Don’t Tell… Doh!
Scaremongerer Brownlee Ignores The Facts

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hide Parks Taxi In Restaurant Then Grows Wings
Hard News Is Here!
Greens Fly Flag To Stop West Papua Nightmare
Upton-On-Line
Market Rents Scrapped

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Pharmac marks World AIDS Day With New Funding

- Health Minister Annette King says she is delighted that Pharmac, the Government drug funding agency, has announced on World Aids Day today that it will fund two new drugs for the treatment of AIDS and HIV. See... Pharmac Funds Two New Drugs To Treat AIDS And HIV [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00014.htm


Bureaucratic Monster To Gobble Health Resources

- Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen should be consistent and apply the same criteria to his government’s legislation as he did to the Greens’ amendments, said ACT Health spokesman Hon Ken Shirley. See... Consistency Is Not Dr Cullen’s Strongpoint - ACT [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00013.htm


Keep Tabs On Petrol Prices Online

- Associate Energy Minister Paul Swain has launched a new web page within the MED website where people can compare international petrol and diesel price movements with changes in retail petrol prices in New Zealand. See... Petrol Price Monitoring Good News For Consumers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00010.htm


Record Number Of Apple Exports Going It Alone

- A record number of apples have been approved for export by independent suppliers, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Record Number Of Independent Apple Exports [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00012.htm


Canterbury Youth Employment Strategy Launched

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey is hailing a new youth employment partnership between the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC)and the Department of Work and Income (DWI)as an historic development in the maturing relationship between central and local government. See... Canterbury Youth Employment Strategy Launched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00011.htm


Franks Calls For An Explanation On Insider Trading Inaction

- ACT Justice Spokesman and commercial lawyer Stephen Franks has written to Serious Fraud Office director David Bradshaw, requesting that he release to Fletcher Challenge the information the SFO received, when it inquired into an alleged insider trading incident involving Fletcher Challenge shares in May last year. See... Serious Fraud Office Should Explain Lack Of Action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00009.htm


Fitzsimons Anticipates Rebalancing Of GM Debate

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today presentations from organics groups next week will start rebalancing the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification. See... Overseas Witnesses To Show The Reality Of GE [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00008.htm


Funding Programme For Adult Literacy

- Associate Education Minister Lianne Dalziel tabled in Parliament today, a report that highlights problems within New Zealand's literacy sector that the previous government's policies failed to address. See... More Than Just Lip-Service To Literacy Sector [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00004.htm


Hey Everybody, Don’t Tell… Doh!

- “The absence of police in rural areas is a sign of things to come as police numbers are cut back and more police officers take annual holidays,” National's Police spokesperson Brian Neeson said today. See... Don't tell the crooks! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00567.htm


Scaremongerer Brownlee Ignores The Facts

- National ACC spokesperson Gerry Brownlee has got his facts wrong about the new lump sum compensation scheme introduced as part of the Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Bill today said Accident Insurance Minister Dr Michael Cullen. See... Brownlee Wrong On Lump Sums [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00563.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Hide Parks Taxi In Restaurant Then Grows Wings

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that Rodney Hide MP did not tell the media the real story behind his losing taxi chits and facilitating a restaurant staff free for all at the taxpayers’ expense. See... Media Being Taken For A Ride Over Taxi Chits [1] and Rodney Hide: Personal Explanation--Lost Taxi Chits: Allegations [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00018.htm


Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... whatever its challenges this year, the coalition has frequently allowed us to forget that it is a minority government. But that fact became all too clear this week as the new district health boards legislation reached its reckoning. See... HARD NEWS 01/12/00 - This Little Prick Won't Hurt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00001.htm


Greens Fly Flag To Stop West Papua Nightmare

- Green MP Keith Locke will deliver a protest letter to the Indonesian Embassy this morning over the arrest to two top West Papuan leaders. See... Greens To Fly West Papuan Independence Flag [1] and Scoop Images: Flag Raising At Indonesian Embassy [2] . See also... Bloodbath Imminent In West Papua [3] and Amnesty: Threat of violence mounts in Papua [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00002.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00235.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00005.htm


Upton-On-Line

- Upton-on-line returns after a brief time in Washington where he learnt about the distinction between ‘dimpled’ and ‘pregnant’ chads (he rather favoured the ‘swinging’ variety); and The Hague, where he was able to dispense bonhomie and bandages to Pete Hodgson. See... Upton-on-line December 1st [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00006.htm


Market Rents Scrapped

- “This Christmas thousands of New Zealand families will be able to put fresh fruit and vegetables on the table thanks to the scrapping of market rents,” says Housing Minister Mark Gosche. See... State Rents Slashed [1] . MORE: Income-Related Rents [2] - The Market Rents Housing Experiment [3] REACTION - NATS - Not a sausage for 80% of low income families [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00003.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00566.htm


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