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Japan Air Deal Multi Million Boost For NZ
Govt Doubles Financial Contribution To Fire Hit Marlborough
ACT And National Retreat Together
Coordinating The Greens
New Highway Patrol Leaves Police Desperately Short
Kiwis Still Feel Inflation Spike
Industry NZ Not Doing The Business In Regions

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Harre’s Soft Line on Cannabis Concerns School Trustees
Keith Rankin: Remittance Services For People’s Bank
Lindsay Perigo: Counting E-Sheeple
Show Worker Solidarity – Boycott Scab Liz Hurley’s Movie!

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Japan Air Deal Multi Million Boost For NZ

- New Zealand’s economy is set for a multi-million dollar boost following an arrangement reached between Japan and New Zealand allowing greater access for each other’s airlines. See... New Air Deal A Boost For The Kiwi Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00105.htm


Govt Doubles Financial Contribution To Fire Hit Marlborough

- Taskforce Green workers and a further $15,000 of Government assistance are to be offered to Marlborough farmers who were affected by severe fires late last month, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton and Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Marlborough Farmers Receive Another $15,000 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00106.htm


ACT And National Retreat Together

- National leader Rt Hon Jenny Shipley and ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble today announced that their MPs will meet for a joint session during their respective caucus retreats in Napier early in February. See... National And ACT To Meet During Caucus Retreats [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00110.htm


Coordinating The Greens

- The Green Party have appointed Liz Thomas to the newly created position of Party Development Co-ordinator. See... Greens appoint Party Development Co-ordinator [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00112.htm


New Highway Patrol Leaves Police Desperately Short

- National’s Police spokesperson Brian Neeson today backed up renewed Police concerns over the scrapping of three intakes of recruits into Police College. See... Minister Must Confirm Cops Won’t Be Replaced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00109.htm


Kiwis Still Feel Inflation Spike

- A spike in inflation, no matter how short-term, still leaves New Zealand households worse off, National’s Finance spokesman Bill English said today. See... Inflation spikes working families [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00108.htm


Industry NZ Not Doing The Business In Regions

- Jim Anderton was right when he said the Government’s new economic development programme would “get a lot wrong,” National Industry and Regional Development spokesperson John Luxton said today. See... Industry NZ soaks up regional development funding [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00107.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Harre’s Soft Line on Cannabis Concerns School Trustees

- The New Zealand School Trustees Association says it is concerned that despite widespread concern from educational groups, Youth Affairs Minister Laila Harre is still talking about softening cannabis laws. See… Trustees Say Minister Is On Wrong Tack [1] and Nandor Tanczos Response [2] MORE: - Laila Harre Speech to Youth Forum on Cannabis Law Reform [3] - Tanczos agrees with Harré instant fines no answer [4] - Youth forum on cannabis law reform [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0101/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00095.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00099.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00031.htm


Keith Rankin: Remittance Services For People’s Bank

- In this era of globalisation, national boundaries are no barrier to the transmission of money and knowledge, right? Further, flows of people are, very slowly, starting to reflect the new reality of a single planet-wide economy. So why is it then so costly for ordinary people to remit money overseas? See… Keith Rankin: People's Bank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00064.htm

Lindsay Perigo: Counting E-Sheeple

- Believe it or not, there's a place in the Sheeple's Republic of Aotearoa where the only pro-freedom political party, Libertarianz, is the most popular, with 69% support. See… The e-Sheeple have spoken - and they're not sheep! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00065.htm


Show Worker Solidarity – Boycott Scab Liz Hurley’s Movie!

- “Our group is encouraging teachers to boycott the film Bedazzled which premiers in New Zealand tomorrow (Thursday) to show their support for the Waterfront Workers Union protest against Tauranga-based Mainland Stevedoring,” said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert. See… Bedazzled's Liz Hurley to be Boycotted as Scab [1] . See also: LIBERTARIANZ - Nelson wharfies show up Wilson [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0101/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00032.htm

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