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JUST POLITICS
GM Foods Will Require Labelling In 12 Months
Language Help For Pacific Island Students
The Old School Rears Its Ugly Head On The Waterfront
Eckoff Challenges Sutton To Act On ENZA
Support For Students & Warning For Media In School Sex Abuse Case
Hobbs Takes Out The trash
Research Helps NZ Plan For Tourism Future
Health Minister Speaks On Prescription Drug Advertising
Energy Policy Statement Final Version
Govt Knocks Back Young’s Tax Bill

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Keith Rankin: Home Expensive Home
WTO Lamb Decision A Victory, Says Sutton
Simon Upton Muses On Our Nationhood
Scoop Was Not In The House – Offers A Link Instead
Scoop Images: King And Sutton Debating Up A Storm

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GM Foods Will Require Labelling In 12 Months

- Mandatory labelling of genetically modified foods, where introduced DNA or protein is present in the final food, will come into force 12 months from today, says Health Minister Annette King. See... New Labelling Requirements For GM Foods [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00117.htm


Language Help For Pacific Island Students

- The Government today announced initiatives to improve learning opportunities for Pacific students who speak English as a second language. In announcing the initiatives, Associate Education Minister Lianne Dalziel and Pacific Island Affairs Minister Mark Gosche. See... New English Language Support For Pacific Students [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00115.htm


The Old School Rears Its Ugly Head On The Waterfront

- Carter Holt Harvey-Waterfront Workers Union dispute has revealed an alarming practice of old-style unions reverting to the destructive tactics they used in the 1970s and 80s to protect their patch, National Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... Old-Style Unions - Old-Style Tactics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00113.htm


Eckoff Challenges Sutton To Act On ENZA

- Minister of Agriculture Jim Sutton promised to act on ENZA’s statutory export monopoly if there was a crisis, and the time to act is now, said ACT Agriculture spokesman Gerry Eckhoff. See... ENZA Litigation Means Minister Must Act [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00109.htm


Support For Students & Warning For Media In School Sex Abuse Case

- Government agencies are working together to ensure that the students at Auckland’s Hato Petera College have all the necessary help following allegations of sexual offending against a former teacher at the college, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Government agencies working with Hato Petera [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00098.htm


Hobbs Takes Out The trash

- A plan to help reduce the amount of waste generated nationwide has been unveiled by the Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, and Local Government New Zealand representative, Don Riesterer, at the Zero Waste Conference in Kaitaia today. See... First Steps Towards National Waste Minimisation [1] and Hobbs Speech: Zero Waste Conference [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00108.htm


Research Helps NZ Plan For Tourism Future

- The Minister of Tourism Mark Burton says the release today of two key tourism sector research projects will greatly assist the tourism industry to plan for future development. See... A Healthy Outlook For New Zealand Tourism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00106.htm


Health Minister Speaks On Prescription Drug Advertising

- Firstly, I would like to thank the Advertising Standards Authority and the Association of New Zealand Advertisers for inviting me to speak to you today and for convening this Forum. See... Advertising Of Therapeutic Products Forum [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00104.htm


Energy Policy Statement Final Version

- Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson today released the final version of a Government Policy Statement on the further development of New Zealand’s electricity industry. See... Final Version Of Electricity Policy Statement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00114.htm


Govt Knocks Back Young’s Tax Bill

- The Government does not want more stringent controls on the accountability of the Inland Revenue Department's treatment of taxpayers, National's Revenue spokesperson Annabel Young said today. See... Govt Blocks Taxpayer's Charter Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00103.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Keith Rankin: Home Expensive Home

- The OECD report on the New Zealand economy released last Thursday suggested, among other things, that the New Zealand government should tax the imputed income on owner occupied housing. Minister of Finance, Dr Michael Cullen, promptly dismissed the idea, stating that home ownership was a special feature of New Zealand life. See... Keith Rankin: Home Expensive Home [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00039.htm


WTO Lamb Decision A Victory, Says Sutton

- The World Trade Organisation disputes panel's final ruling in favour of New Zealand's case against tariffs on lamb imports into the United States was welcome, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... WTO Decision Welcomed But Not The End Of Matter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00101.htm


Simon Upton Muses On Our Nationhood

- New Zealand is currently the set for what we hope will be one of the great movies of what we know is one of the great books – The Lord of the Rings. See... Simon Upton Speech: What Sort of a Nation is NZ? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00099.htm


Scoop Was Not In The House – Offers A Link Instead

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Super Scheme – ENZA Court Action – Labour Market Outlook – Rural Doctor Shortages – School Accountability – Selling State Houses - Tourism Forecasts – Regional Development – Auditing Closing The Gaps ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 7 December [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00041.htm


Scoop Images: King And Sutton Debating Up A Storm

- Annette King: Minister of Health and Minister for Racing. Jim Sutton: Minister for Trade Negotiations, Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Rural Affairs. Photographs by Mark Graham. See... Scoop Images: Annette King In The House [1] and Scoop Images: Jim Sutton In The House [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00029.htm


Sludgegate Update: Community vs. Chrisholm

- Council's legal team made their opening submissions in defence of their actions in the Sludgegate saga, and in particular the decision to build an enormous sludge dump on Adrian Chisholm's boundary. They told the court that "we stand by the ... See... 'The Community' vs Adrian Chisholm [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0012/S00020.htm


NZ Author On List For Coveted Prize

- Kapka Kassabova has been long-listed for the prestigious 2001 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for her first novel Reconnaissance, the only New Zealander selected. At 100,000 Irish pounds, the award remains the world’s richest literary prize. See... Kapka Kassabova Long-Listed For Literary Award [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00016.htm


Killer Coleslaw Warning

- With the summer food poisoning 'season' just around the corner, a national supermarket chain has begun a campaign to help Kiwis avoid food borne illness in the home. See... New Effort To Promote Food Safety In The Home [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00011.htm


These Parrots Are Alive, But Not Very Well

- The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is advising people who have obtained certain exotic parrot species that such birds may have been illegally released from quarantine in 1997. See... MAF Investigates Illegal Release Of Parrots [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00010.htm


Grandparents Have Special Role In Mourning

- New research illustrates how grandparents offer crucial support to their family when a grandchild dies. See... Role of grandparents important when a child dies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00009.htm

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