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JUST POLITICS
Look At My New Shadow Portfolio
Report To Improve Maori Women’s Access To Justice
Support For Migrants In Auckland And Manukau
New Era For Legal Aid
Don’t Be Tempted To See Sevens Games, Dunne Tells MPs
Apply Here For Sustainable Farming Funds
Good Work Boys, But Worst To Come
Good News For Energy Consumers, But Room For Improvement

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Keith Rankin: Should NZ First Be In Parliament?
Tributes To Sir Robert Mahuta
Reaction To National Front Bench Reshuffle
National Front Bench Reshuffle, Creech Steps Down
Scoop Images: Mark Burton’s East Timor Visit


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JUST POLITICS

Look At My New Shadow Portfolio

– National front benchers take the opportunity to tell us about their new shadow portfolios. See... National Gives Transport An Auckland Focus [1] and Justice portfolio fundamental to our future [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00016.htm


Report To Improve Maori Women’s Access To Justice

- A report prepared by the Ministry of Women's Affairs will steer government justice sector agencies in their bid to improve Maori women's access to justice, says Women's Affairs Minister Laila Harré. See... Improving Maori Women's Access To Justice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00014.htm


Support For Migrants In Auckland And Manukau

- A new Migrant Resource Centre will be established by the Auckland and Manukau City Councils to improve support services for new migrants, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel and Ethnic Affairs Minister George Hawkins said today. See... Councils To Play Pivotal Role In Migrant Services [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00012.htm


New Era For Legal Aid

- A major change in the administration of legal aid with the Legal Services Act coming into effect from today. See... New Era For Legal Aid [1] . See also… Unauthorised Operations Of New Legal Agency - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00009.htm


Don’t Be Tempted To See Sevens Games, Dunne Tells MPs

- United Future leader and MP for Ohariu Belmont, Hon Peter Dunne, today challenged fellow MPs who are invited to Sevens Tournament games involving Fiji to turn down the invitations. See... Dunne Urges Fellow MPs To Refuse Sevens Invites [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00008.htm


Apply Here For Sustainable Farming Funds

- Applications for the second round of grants from the Sustainable Farm Fund are now open, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Second round of farming fund applications open [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00015.htm


Good Work Boys, But Worst To Come

- Front-line police should be congratulated for doing a good job in difficult circumstances, ACT police spokesperson Ken Shirley said today. See... Police Congratulated By ACT [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00001.htm


Good News For Energy Consumers, But Room For Improvement

- Energy Minister Pete Hodgson says a report showing a two percent reduction in electricity line charges during 2000 is good news, although there are still many areas in which electricity consumers deserve a better deal. See... Welcome Reductions In Electricity Line Charges [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00180.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Keith Rankin: Should NZ First Be In Parliament?

- With the Select Committee on MMP soon to present its findings, there is a sense that there will be no recommendations for major changes to our new electoral system, but possibly some 'token' concessions to appease those who, for many very different reasons, are not 100% satisfied with our present arrangements. See... Keith Rankin: Should NZ First be in Parliament? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00001.htm


Tributes To Sir Robert Mahuta

- The Minister in Charge of Treaty Negotiations Margaret Wilson says Sir Robert Mahuta will be remembered both for his major achievements on behalf of the Tainui people and his enduring contribution to the Crown-Maori relationship itself. See... Sir Robert Mahuta [1] and Tribute To Sir Robert Mahuta [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00004.htm

Reaction To National Front Bench Reshuffle

- Labour Cabinet Minister Pete Hodgson said today that the National Party's reshuffle highlighted the paucity of talent on the opposition bench while leaving its biggest problem, its leadership, untouched. See... Tragic Nats' Sorry Shuffle [1] MORE: - National Now Officially Two-Tongued On Super [2] - National Fails Disabled People Again [3] - National Gets "Serious" About Auckland Transport? [4] - Sowry Tries Out Old Shoes Again [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00178.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00005.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00003.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00181.htm


TO RECAP: National Front Bench Reshuffle, Creech Steps Down

- National Leader Jeny Shipley has announced the shadow portfolios in National's reshuffled front bench. See... National Reshuffle Announced [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, as has newly promoted front bencher Gerry Brownlee. See... Rt Hon Wyatt Creech [2] - Hon Bill English [3] - Roger Sowry Will Not Contest Deputy Leadership [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00177.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00170.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00171.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00179.htm

Scoop Images: Mark Burton’s East Timor Visit

- Images from Defence Minister Mark Burton’s visit to East Timor, 31 Jan/1 Feb 2001. MPs Hon Judith Tizard (Central Auckland) and Simon Power (Rangitikei), and Mayor of Palmerston North, Jill White, accompanied the Minister. See... Scoop Images: Mark Burton In East Timor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00003.htm


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