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By George, She’s Got It
Shipley’s Kiwi Bank Warning
Cervical Screening Report Deadline Extended
Stylish Curtains Phillida Can Appreciate Year Round
No Room For Guns In The New Utopia
Business Forum For South Island
Police Response To Zemin Protest Findings Inadequate
The Week In Select Committee

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
Upton On-line
FULL COVERAGE: Unpopular Yellow Stickers Scrapped
FULL COVERAGE: Minimum Youth Wage Rise
Current Account Deficit Shrinks
Future Lefts Epistle
Clark’s Statement On Latest Samuels flare-up
Congratulations For Bush From Clark

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By George, She’s Got It

- Slow drivers who cause the majority of driving aggravation and rashness appear to be ignored, said ACT Transport spokesman Penny Webster. See... Hey George, Slow Drivers Cause Crashes Too [1] . See also… Bad News Speedsters, Merry Christmas Crims [2] and Visible Highway Patrol Designed to Save Lives [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00279.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00281.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00268.htm


Shipley’s Kiwi Bank Warning

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley is warning the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance and the directors of New Zealand Post that they must not risk taxpayers money for the sake of political expediency. See... Government Must Recognise Risks Of Bank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00280.htm


Cervical Screening Report Deadline Extended

- Health Minister Annette King has agreed to a request from the Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry to extend the deadline for its report to February 28, 2001. See... Cervical Screening Inquiry Report Deadline [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00278.htm


Stylish Curtains Phillida Can Appreciate Year Round

- Alliance Minister Phillida Bunkle says replacement curtains in her Crown owned apartment are good value for money. “Criticism from National Deputy Leader, Wyatt Creech, about the renovations shows why the apartment was so run down,” said Phillida Bunkle. See... Govt Apartment Renovations Good Value – Bunkle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00276.htm


No Room For Guns In The New Utopia

- The shock closure of the Trentham Rifle Range to live firing signals another step in New Zealand’s march towards a socialist-driven vision of utopia, said ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman. See... ACT: Rifle Range Closure Is Socialism By Stealth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00264.htm


Business Forum For South Island

- South Island business leaders have been invited to a forum with government ministers to identify initiatives to improve New Zealand's economic performance. See... Government to host Christchurch business forum [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00269.htm


Police Response To Zemin Protest Findings Inadequate

- Green MP Keith Locke attacked as 'grossly inadequate' the police response to a Select Committee report which criticised police action against people protesting last year against Chinese president Jiang Zemin. See... Zemin Protests: Police Response Grossly Inadequate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00266.htm


The Week In Select Committee

- From 8 December to 15 December 2000 Committee meetings There were 18 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. Some of Thursday’s meetings were disrupted due to the House being in urgency. See... Select Committee Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00275.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so, Closing the Gaps no longer. The Prime Minister is lancing another boil, banning another word or three. See... HARD NEWS 15/12/00 - The Grinch By A Mile [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00088.htm

Upton On-line

- A hectic round of loose end tying brings upton-on-line to the end of 2000 and the last edition from the motherland. See... Upton-on-line December 15th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00271.htm


Howard’s End: Pure Natural Water, May Contain Additives

- As worldwide concern mounts about water quality, fitness and health, bottled water has grown globally into a $NZ120 billion industry. John Howard writes. See... Howard’s End: There’s Water & Then There’s Water [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00090.htm


Unpopular Yellow Stickers Scrapped

- The police-initiated ‘Yellow Sticker’ car theft scheme, operating in seven New Zealand towns, is in breach of the Human Rights Act, the Human Rights Commission has announced. See... Yellow Stickers Breach Human Rights [1] MORE ON YELLOW STICKERS - HRC - Dropping Under-25 Car Sticker Scheme [2] - CLAYTON COSGROVE - Sticker Decision Will Astound Public Warns Clayton [3] - YTTP - Project Celebrates Historic Human Rights Decision [4] - NANDOR TANCZOS - Tanczos Welcomes Rejection Of Sticker Scheme [5] - ACT - Another Human Rights Commission Blunder [6] - NZUSA - Discriminatory Sticker Scheme To End [7] - INSURANCE COUNCIL - HRC Supports End To Anti-Theft Scheme [8] - YOUNG LABOUR - End Of Yellow Stickers A Victory For Human Rights [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00235.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00069.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00243.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00270.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0012/S00013.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00076.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00072.htm


Minimum Youth Wage Rise

- The Alliance has honoured its pre-election pledge to improve the wage rates of young New Zealand workers, Youth Affairs and Associate Labour Minister Laila Harré said today. See... Alliance Delivers On Youth Minimum Wage [1] and Minimum Wages To Increase – A Fairer Deal [2] FLOOD OF REACTION - NZUSA - Youth Wage Changes Welcomed By Students [3] - TRADE UNION FEDERATION - A (Very) Small Step For Working People [4] - CTU - Low Paid Workers Benefit From Rise In Minimum Wage [5] - - NATS - Higher Youth Minimum Wage Comes At A Price [6] - - ACT - Youth Unemployment Rate Three Times Average [7] - GREEN - Greens Welcome Increase To Minimum Wage [8] - EMA - Higher Minimum Wage Hurts Those Starting Off [9] - EMPLOYER’S FEDERATION - No Xmas Cheer For Unemployed From Minimum Wage [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00247.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00246.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0012/S00012.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00075.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00070.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00261.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00260.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00258.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00104.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00102.htm


Current Account Deficit Shrinks

- The current account deficit for the September 2000 quarter was $2.1 billion, Government Statistician Brian Pink said today. After adjusting for seasonal factors, the current account deficit recorded its third consecutive quarterly decrease. See... Further Reduction in BoP Deficit [1] and BOP Result Confirms Economy On The Upturn [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00274.htm


Future Lefts Epistle

- CONTENTS: Editorial: Labour Future Youth minimum wage increase welcomed National supports Govt on superannuation Yellow Stickers defeated! Website of the Week. See... Future Lefts Newsletter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00071.htm


Who Let The Imperialist Running DOG Out?

- The Communist Revolutionary Action Party wishes to comment on the situation of Toot the imperialist running member of the Destruction of Government or DOG Party!!! See... Who Let The Imperialist Running DOG Out? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00074.htm


Clark’s Statement On Latest Samuels flare-up

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has responded to publicity by TVNZ about an upcoming 60 Minutes documentary, by releasing the statement she has made to that programme. See... PM Statement On Samuels 60 Minutes programme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00254.htm


Congratulations For Bush From Clark

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today congratulated United States President-elect George W. Bush on his election victory. See... PM congratulates Bush on election victory [1] . See also... NEWSFLASH: Gore Concedes Defeat [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00253.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00082.htm


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