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Clark Avoiding Samuels Irritates Maori In North
Sport Report Recommendations “Weird”
50’s Style Heavy Handedness On Waterfront From Union
Hodgson Chases Knowledge All The Way To Antarctica
First Compliance Cost Meeting
NZ Makes Submission To Aus Senate On Apple Exports
Agriculture Minister Jumps In Hole
Improved Student Loan Reporting
Maharey Announces Career Appointments

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
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

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Clark Avoiding Samuels Irritates Maori In North

- The Prime Minister has added insult to injury over the disgusting way she is avoiding Dover Samuels on her trip to the Far North tomorrow, Northland MP John Carter said today. See... Clark Only Aggravates Northland Maori More [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00175.htm


Sport Report Recommendations “Weird”

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne says that although the Getting Set report contains a good analysis of the problems confronting the development and promotion of sport in New Zealand, its overall credibility is threatened by some of its “weird” recommendations. See... Credibility Threatened By Weird Recommendations [1] and Major review into sport, fitness and leisure [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00161.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00160.htm


50’s Style Heavy Handedness On Waterfront From Union

- The Council of Trade Unions' complaint about police behaviour towards the Waterfront Workers' Union protestors in the South Island Port dispute is flagrant politicking, National Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... CTU Complaint Flagrant Politicking [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00172.htm


Hodgson Chases Knowledge All The Way To Antarctica

- I got one last week, when I went to Antarctica. It's an incredible place, not many people get to go there and I feel really, really lucky to have made it. See... Chasing Knowledge - Pete Hodgson Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00169.htm


First Compliance Cost Meeting

- The Ministerial Panel on Business Compliance Costs, appointed by Commerce Minister Paul Swain late last year, is holding its first meeting tomorrow. See... Compliance Cost Panel First Meeting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00173.htm


NZ Makes Submission To Aus Senate On Apple Exports

- New Zealand diplomatic officials have presented a submission to the Australian Senate inquiry into the potential importation of New Zealand apples, Agriculture and Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... NZ Government To Address Australian Apple Inquiry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00159.htm


Agriculture Minister Jumps In Hole

- Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton has dug a hole and jumped into it by making promises he has not kept, says ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Owen Jennings. See... Sutton: Inconsistent Minister [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00168.htm


Improved Student Loan Reporting

- Strengthened reporting requirements improving the information publicly available about the student loan scheme are to be introduced, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Improved Student Loan Reporting To Be Introduced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00157.htm


Maharey Announces Appointments

- New Government appointees to university, polytechnic and college of education councils were announced today by Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Maharey Announces Further Tertiary Appointments [1] and Appointment To Career Services Board [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00164.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

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


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