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National Front Bench Reshuffle, Creech Steps Down
Shirley Seeks Release Of People’s Bank Report
Waitangi Day Time To Face Up, Not Turn Away
Burglaries At 18 Year Low
CHP Lawyers Peruse Erotic Art For Decency Breaches
Domestic Market Improvement Behind Revived Business Confidence
Pokies Make Up Lion's Share Of Gambling Increase
Davos: NGOs Take Protest Response Concerns To Swiss President
MAF Vets Asking Too Much
Scoop Business: Separation Court Orders For Fletcher

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National Front Bench Reshuffle, Creech Steps Down

- National Leader Jeny Shipley has announced the shadow portfolios in National's reshuffled front bench. New National Party Line-up [1] . Meanwhile, Deputy Leader Rt Hon Wyatt Creech today announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2002 and is therefore stepping down as National's Deputy Leader. Bill English has announced he will contest the position. See... Rt Hon Wyatt Creech [2] and Hon Bill English [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00170.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00171.htm


Shirley Seeks Release Of People’s Bank Report

- ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley is calling on the Prime Minister to release the Cameron Report evaluating the merits or otherwise of the People’s Bank. See... Govt Should Release Report on People’s Bank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00162.htm


Waitangi Day Time To Face Up, Not Turn Away

- “New Zealanders turning their backs on Waitangi Day will not solve the issues around the Treaty of Waitangi,” National Maori Affairs spokesperson Georgina te Heuheu said today. See... Backs should not be turned on Waitangi Day [1] . See also ... Clark's Waitangi Day Somersault Almost Complete [2] and Waitangi Day Is Not New Zealand Day - PM [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00153.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00091.htm


Burglaries At 18 Year Low

- Minister of Police Hon George Hawkins today announced statistics that show the lowest level of recorded burglary since 1982. See... Provisional Burglary And Car Theft Statistics [1] and Criminals Cost Kiwi's $20 Million A Month [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00167.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00119.htm


CHP Lawyers Peruse Erotic Art For Decency Breaches

- Christian Heritage Party leader Graham Capill has spoken out against the One Eye Art Gallery in Paekakariki, for its exhibition called Group Sex. See... One Eye Art Gallery Should Focus On Public Good [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00054.htm


Domestic Market Improvement Behind Revived Business Confidence

- “Better than expected sales on the domestic market and improved profit expectations were the main factors in the improvement in manufacturers business confidence in the December quarter WestpacTrust Manufacturers Business Opinion Survey”, said David Moloney, President of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation. See... Improvement in Domestic Market Exceeds Expectation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00122.htm


Pokies Make Up Lion's Share Of Gambling Increase

- Gaming expenditure statistics released today by the Department of Internal Affairs show that the amount spent on the four main sets of gaming activities for the 1999/2000 year totalled $1.3 billion, an 11% increase over the previous year. See... Gaming Expenditure Statistics Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00117.htm


Davos: NGOs Take Protest Response Concerns To Swiss President

- Sixteen nongovernmental organisations, including Amnesty International, Greenpeace and Oxfam, have today written to the President of Switzerland to express concern at the Swiss authorities' response to protests at Davos. See... Davos credibility threatened by policing, say NGOs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00111.htm


MAF Vets Asking Too Much

- Federated Farmers NZ Meat and Fibre Producers Chairman Chris Lester has says that the demands of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Verification Authority veterinarians are unreasonable. See... Farmers Can't Afford Gold Plated Government Vets [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00116.htm


Scoop Business: Separation Court Orders For Fletcher

- AUCKLAND, 30 January, 2001 – Fletcher Challenge today received initial orders and directions from the High Court of New Zealand in relation to the proposed separation of its three remaining Divisions: Energy, Forests, and Building. See... Fletcher Challenge Obtains Separation Court Orders [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00115.htm


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