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JUST POLITICS
WTO Does Right By NZ Meat Again
ACT: The Party That Knows People Love Their Cars
Good Economic News Trickling Down
Millions To Discover NZ, Watching Eco-Challenge On TV
Govt Holds Out On Wellington Over Transmission Gully
Social Services to The Heartland
Housing Policy Repairing Damage Of Previous Govt
Bill To Strengthen Tertiary Governance

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Simon Upton’s Bid Farewell – Valedictory Speech
Eco Economy: The Vision And The Challenge
Nats Support Super Scheme Going To Select Committee
Maori Radio Spectrum Sale A Knowledge Economy Leg Up
Police Covering Up Unjustifiable Action - Zemin Protester
Zemin Protests Report: Freedom Of Expression Paramount
Scoop Images: Shipley With The “Irresponsible” Oz Immigration Article
Government Spinning Pure Gold

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WTO Does Right By NZ Meat Again

- An appeal against the World Trade Organisation ruling against South Korean restrictions on imported beef has been decided in New Zealand's favour. See... WTO Rules Against South Korea [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00209.htm


ACT: The Party That Knows People Love Their Cars

- The eastern corridor motorway is the vital missing link in Transit NZ Auckland Motorway Strategy announced today, said ACT Transport spokesman Penny Webster. See... Eastern Corridor Missing Link In Motorway Strategy [1] . See also… Transit jumps the gun with massive roading plans - Greens [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00206.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00196.htm


Good Economic News Trickling Down

- The latest National Bank regional survey shows the export recovery is beginning to percolate through to the domestic sector, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... String Of Economic Good News Continues - Cullen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00204.htm


Millions To Discover NZ, Watching Eco-Challenge On TV

- “Millions of people worldwide will see New Zealand through the Eco-Challenge race via USA Network, Discovery Channel Canada and Columbia TriStar International Television thanks to this Government and its economic development policies,” says Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton. See... NZ Wins Huge International Multi Sport Event [1] and NZ Announced Host Country for Eco-Challenge 2001 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00203.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00025.htm


Govt Holds Out On Wellington Over Transmission Gully

- United Future leader and Ohariu Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne, is incensed at the Government's decision not to support his Construction of Transmission Gully Highway Bill, which he says is a lousy Christmas present to Wellingtonians. See... Lousy Christmas Present To Wellingtonians [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00202.htm


Social Services to The Heartland

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey and Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton said today the Heartland initiative aimed to improve face to face contact with government agencies for people in rural areas. See... Heartland Services Initiative [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00201.htm


Housing Policy Repairing Damage Of Previous Govt

- Housing Minister Mark Gosche has rejected criticism of the Government's new income-related rents policy from former Housing Minister and National MP Tony Ryall. See... Help For Low-Income Families [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00198.htm


Bill To Strengthen Tertiary Governance

- The Education Amendment Bill (No. 2) introduced to Parliament this week matches tertiary institution governance and management capabilities with the demands of the 21st century, says Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Bill to strengthen tertiary governance [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00191.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s questions of the day concerned: Oz Migration And Benefits – NEST Copter Accidents – TPK and Department CEO’s Performance Pay – Criminal Immigrants – Trans Rail Corridors/National Rail Policy – Victims Rights – Auckland Transport Plans. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 December [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00074.htm


Simon Upton’s Bid Farewell – Valedictory Speech

- “ It has been a privilege to serve here. But the House of Representatives needs constant replenishment with people who are not comfortable with its ways. On that count alone it is certainly time that I moved on.” See... Simon Upton Valedictory - "Too Young - Too Old" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00197.htm


Eco Economy: The Vision And The Challenge

- The Vision: that our beautiful world is big and rich enough to support an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic system, providing us all with physical security and social prospect. See... Eco-Economy: The Vision And The Challenge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00072.htm


Nats Support Super Scheme Going To Select Committee

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley today announced that National will support the introduction of the Government's proposed new superannuation scheme to Parliament, ensuring it will be sent to a select committee. See... National Paves The Way For Rational Super Debate [1] and National's Support Welcomed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00207.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00211.htm


Maori Radio Spectrum Sale A Knowledge Economy Leg Up

- The Race Relations Conciliator today released the Opinion, formed by the full Human Rights Commission, that the Government did not breach the race provisions of the Human Rights Act by reserving one of the four blocks of the third generation radio spectrum for a pan-Maori Trust. See... Spectrum Sale To Maori Not Illegal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00058.htm


Police Covering Up Unjustifiable Action - Zemin Protester

- Scoop received this first hand account of the police action during the September 1999 state visit by Chinese President Jiang Zemin, which was strongly criticised in a Justice and Electoral Select Committee inquiry. See... Police Action On Zemin Protesters First Hand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00059.htm


Zemin Protests Report: Freedom Of Expression Paramount

- The Government will examine recommendations of the Justice and Electoral Select Committee resulting from an inquiry into policing of protests during a visit by Chinese President Jiang Zemin. See… Govt To Examine Select Committee Recommendation [1] REACTION - GREENS - Recommendations clarify rights to protest [2] - GATT WATCHDOG - Police Actions At Protests Point To Deeper Problem [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00195.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00054.htm


Scoop Images: Shipley With The “Irresponsible” Oz Immigration Article

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley in question time yesterday brandishing an NZPA report published as the lead in the Dominion on Saturday concerning Australian/NZ social security arrangements. With links on the Australian/NZ immigration debate. See... Scoop Images: Jenny Shipley With NZPA Article [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00073.htm


Government Spinning Pure Gold

- If spin was substance then the coalition government would be gold, said ACT leader Hon Richard Prebble. See... The Government Has Made Spin An Art Form [1] . See also ... Government's flagship policy sinks - McCully [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00205.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00192.htm

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