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JUST POLITICS
Govt’s Patience On Petrol Pays Off
Right Attitude Displayed Over Motua Gardens
DWI Placements Up And Job Seeker Register Totals Down
ENZA Not To Appeal Injunction Lifting
Environmentalist Bing Lucas Mourned
GM Seed Screening Introduced, Greens Call For Rigorous Measures
800 Weapons Surrendered In Solomons

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
BPS: Not A Lot Left In The Cupboard
Govt Sends Bain Case To Court Of Appeal
On The Right: Mike Heine Consults His Crystal Ball
It's Not Easy Being Mean
Support For Removal Of Privy Council Tier In Appeal System

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Consultation In The House

JUST POLITICS

Govt’s Patience On Petrol Pays Off

- Petrol prices would be going up, not coming down if the National Party was in office, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said today. See... Petrol Prices Would Be Going Up Under National [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00317.htm


Right Attitude Displayed Over Motua Gardens

- “I am pleased to hear that there has been an agreement on Moutoa Gardens that has local authority, iwi and government agreement,” says Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton. See... Moutoa Gardens: Regional Partnership Attitude [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00316.htm


DWI Placements Up And Job Seeker Register Totals Down

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey today released Department of Work and Income (DWI) job seeker register statistics as at 30 November 2000 and details of placements. See... DWI Placements Up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00315.htm


ENZA Not To Appeal Injunction Lifting

- Reaching agreement on supply contracts between ENZA and apple growers is the important next step, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Supply Contracts Important Next Step [1] and Apple Situation Still Unresolved [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00309.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00311.htm


Environmentalist Bing Lucas Mourned

- The Minister of Conservation Hon Sandra Lee today paid tribute to Wellington conservationist Bing Lucas who died while on a family tramp on the Queen Charlotte Walkway in the Marlborough Sounds on Sunday. See... Minister Mourns Death Of Bing Lucas [1] and Loss Of Wellington Conservationist A Loss For NZ [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00305.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00308.htm


GM Seed Screening Introduced, Greens Call For Rigorous Measures

- The Green Party today said the Government's move to have all imported seeds screened for GE contamination shows how easily our GE-free advantage could be lost. See... GE Standards For Seed Protects NZ's Market Edge [1] and New Safeguards Against GM Seed Introduction [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00307.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00303.htm


800 Weapons Surrendered In Solomons

- “The surrender of more than 800 weapons since the Townsville Peace Agreement in October is a welcome step,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Phil Goff. See... Goff Welcomes The Surrender Of Solomons Weapons [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00306.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


BPS: Not A Lot Left In The Cupboard

- At 2pm today the Government released its Budget Policy Statement – showing spending intentions for the June 2000-2001 budget – and Treasury’s December Economic and Fiscal Update – with three year economic forecasts. See... BPS: Not A Lot Left In The Cupboard [1] MORE ON THE BPS - GOVT - Minister's Statement On BPS and DEFU [2] - Overview: The Budget Policy Statement [3] - Overview: December Economic and Fiscal Update [4] - TREASURY - Treasury Releases Accompanying BPS and DEFU [5] REACTION - NATS - Farmers Deliver The Goods, For Now [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00319.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00320.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00321.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00134.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00322.htm


Govt Sends Bain Case To Court Of Appeal

- The Governor-General has deferred David Bain’s application for a pardon, and referred a number questions relating to his conviction to the Court of Appeal for its opinion, Minister of Justice Phil Goff announced today. See... Bain Matters Referred To Court Of Appeal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00313.htm

On The Right: Mike Heine Consults His Crystal Ball

- Well, here it is. My last column for Scoop, at least for the time being. As you read this, I will be preparing to leave Auckland, my home for the last four weeks, and going back to Nelson for a long summer consisting of swimming, scallops, and Student Job Search. Sigh. See... On The Right: What Will, Won’t And Might Happen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00087.htm

It's Not Easy Being Mean

- ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide today hit back at United Future Leader Peter Dunne for his failure to front up to Parliament. See... Goodie Two Shoes Dunne Should Try Turning Up - Hide [1] and Nice Guys Finish Last [2] . See also... Mallard Still Parliament's Worst Behaved MP [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00318.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00314.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00291.htm


Support For Removal Of Privy Council Tier In Appeal System

- The establishment of a final appeal Court in New Zealand and a consequent ending of links with the Privy Council are proposed in a discussion paper released today by the Attorney-General Margaret Wilson. See... A New Appeal System For New Zealand Proposed [1] REACTION - REPUBLICAN MOVEMENT Privy Council Down. Monarchy To Go [2] . - NATS - National welcomes Privy Council discussion [3] - Privy Council discussion welcomed if genuine [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00323.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00088.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00302.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00301.htm


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