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NZ Contributes To El Salvador Earthquake Aid
Sowry Calls For Independent Inquiry Into MP Allowance Abuses
Terralink Receivership Casts Doubt On Computerised Map Project
Govt Letting Down Fiji Democracy Movement - Locke
Prebble’s State Of The Nation Address
Here’s The Beef
Sutton’s Letter To Business

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Scoop Is Back!
Photo Essay: Marion Hobbs’ East Bay Excursion
Keith Rankin: Peasants versus Pedants

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JUST POLITICS

NZ Contributes To El Salvador Earthquake Aid

- New Zealand would make a contribution of $100,000 to the International Red Cross to support relief work following the weekend earthquake in El Salvador, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Jim Sutton said today. See... New Zealand to help El Salvador [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00019.htm


Sowry Calls For Independent Inquiry Into MP Allowance Abuses

- National's Roger Sowry has today written to the Controller and Auditor-General requesting a full and independent inquiry into the payment of out-of-town accommodation allowances to MPs. See... Sowry requests full inquiry into allowances [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00016.htm


Terralink Receivership Casts Doubt On Computerised Map Project

- The Government's decision to place Terralink into receivership has put the Landonline project at risk, National's Bill English said today. See... Terralink receivership risk of another Incis [1] and Receiver appointed for Terralink [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00013.htm


Govt Letting Down Fiji Democracy Movement - Locke

- Green Party MP Keith Locke has criticised New Zealand's decision to recruit four Fijian army officers and has also urged the Government to follow Australia and withold visas for the Fijian Rugby Sevens side. See... Consistency on Fiji Army Officers / Sevens tour [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00012.htm


Prebble’s State Of The Nation Address

- ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble will be giving a State of the Nation address at 12pm this Tuesday 16 January at the Centra Hotel, Auckland. See... Hon Richard Prebble’s State Of The Nation Address [1] and Prebble’s State Of The Nation Address - Teaser Two [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00017.htm


Here’s The Beef

- Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton spoke with British counterpart Nick Brown this morning about measures taken by New Zealand against European beef imports. See... Discussions with Britain about mad cow disease [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00010.htm


Sutton’s Letter To Business

- I am pleased to write to you as one of the Economic Ministers in Cabinet to follow up the discussion at the recent Business-Government Forum in Auckland and to outline the specific steps I am taking in my portfolios to respond to business concerns. See... Jim Sutton Letter To Business Forum Participants [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00009.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is Back

- The Scoop team is back from a restful Christmas break, and full Scoop service resumes from today.


Photo Essay: Marion Hobbs’ East Bay Excursion

- On the last day of her Christmas “holiday” last Wednesday (January 10th) Minister for the Environment Marion Hobbs attended a meeting in Te Aroha Bay, Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds between residents and members of the Marlborough District Council. Scoop was there with a digicam. See... Scoop Images: Marion’s East Bay Holiday Snaps (1) [1] and Scoop Images: Marion’s East Bay Holiday Snaps (2) [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00006.htm


Keith Rankin: Peasants versus Pedants

- I hesitate to bring up the divisive topic about which millennium is the real millennium. But I do so for two reasons. First, I am interested in the sociology of the divide. Why did the issue polarise us to the extent that we lost interest in what should should have been a uniquely special time in our lives? See... Keith Rankin: Peasants versus Pedants [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00003.htm


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