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JUST POLITICS
Trio Of Toxic Cargoes Motivate Nuclear Free Expansion
Housing Staff Offered Holidays In Lieu of Bonuses
Eco-Breakfast Urges Biosafety Ratification
Maternity Funding Concerns Raised
Insider Trading Review Unveiled
Motor Vehicle Dealer Changes Proposed
Hobbs Criticised On Biodiversity
NZQA Bonuses Explained By NZQA
Nick Smith Urged To “Get Real” By Otago Student President

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Gulf War Anniversary Marked By Vigil Protests
Prebble’s State Of The Nation Speech
Mike Moore Speech: Multilateral Trading System: Where Are We Heading?

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Trio Of Toxic Cargoes Motivate Nuclear Free Expansion

- Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today urged all New Zealanders to get behind her Nuclear Free Zone Extension Bill as three highly toxic nuclear shipments travel the worlds oceans, with many more predicted. See... NZ Must Act On Increasing Nuclear Waste Shipments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00026.htm


Housing Staff Offered Holidays In Lieu of Bonuses

- Housing New Zealand is attempting to hide bonuses to its staff by giving holidays rather than cash, National's Housing spokesman Tony Ryall revealed today. See... Housing New Zealand Pays Out 'Golden Thank-Yous' [1] . Meanwhile Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton will visit the construction site of a New Housing New Zealand project in his electorate tomorrow. See... Anderton To Visit New Housing NZ Development [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00024.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00025.htm


Eco-Breakfast Urges Biosafety Ratification

- 15 January 2001, Wellington – During an organic breakfast on the Rainbow Warrior this morning, Greenpeace asked political party representatives to encourage the speedy ratification of the Biosafety Protocol. See... Greenpeace Calls For Biosafety Ratification [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00011.htm


Maternity Funding Concerns Raised

- Proposals outlined in a Health Funding Authority document about maternity services will do little or nothing to prevent GPs from giving up obstetrics, and may have serious consequences for specialist services, the New Zealand Medical Association says. See... Concerns expressed about maternity report [1] . See also... Maternity Care Costs a Sign of Costs to Come [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0101/S00003.htm


Insider Trading Review Unveiled

- An adequate and effective insider trading regime plays an important part in determining how NZ and overseas investors perceive the New Zealand market. See... Insider Trading Review - A Pro-Business Move [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00022.htm


Motor Vehicle Dealer Changes Proposed

- Commerce Minister Paul Swain and Consumer Affairs Minister Phillida Bunkle have released a discussion document outlining proposals for the reform of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. See... Reform Of Motor Vehicle Dealers Act [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00021.htm


Hobbs Criticised On Biodiversity

- A lack of leadership by Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has been criticised in the final report of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Bio-diversity and Private Land, said ACT Conservation spokesman Gerry Eckhoff. See... Government Report Critical Of Hobbs’ Leadership [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00020.htm


NZQA Bonuses Explained By NZQA

The Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority made the following statement today in response to media reports regarding payments made last year to Authority staff. See... NZQA Statement On Payments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0101/S00004.htm


Nick Smith Urged To “Get Real” By Otago Student President

- National Party Education spokesperson Nick Smith needs to “get real” in his approach to Tertiary Education, according to Otago University Students’ Association President Ayesha Verrall. See... National Told To “Get Real” On Student Debt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0101/S00001.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Gulf War Anniversary Marked By Vigil Protests

- Protests were held around the country today to mark the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the First Gulf War. See... Iraq protests on Tuesday [1] for the list of events and Scoop Images: Flowers For Children [2] for coverage from Scoop of a Wellington vigil against Iraqi sanctions held outside the US Embassy.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00019.htm

Prebble’s State Of The Nation Speech

- A state of the nation speech is a time for a politician to reflect on a year past, the successes, the failures and the shared experiences that bond us together as a nation. See… Hon Richard Prebble’s State Of The Nation Address [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00023.htm


Mike Moore Speech: Multilateral Trading System: Where Are We Heading?

- Ten years ago, India's computer industry had sales of $150 million. This financial year, its exports are set to reach $6 billion—13% of India's total exports. Hyderabad is now known as Cyberabad. Soon Indian companies such as Infosys, Wipro and Satyam could be household names around the world. See… Multilateral trading system: where are we heading? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00007.htm


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