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JUST POLITICS
New Legislation To Address Payment Problems In Construction Industry
The Week In Select Committee
Hawkins Works With Ethnic Businessmen
New Primary Health Care Strategy Launched
Well Earned World Wetland Day Award For Wicked Wildlife Work
Predictable Appeal Against WTO Lamb Decision
Time For MAF To Look At Other Options
Shipley’s Figures Wrong On Police Numbers

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Learning From James Whakaruru’s Death
Ministers Show No Guts Over Fiji Rugby Sevens
McCully Claims $100m Cost Of Implementing TVNZ Charter
Lindsay Perigo: Puritanical Monster Snuffing Out Free Smokers

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JUST POLITICS


New Legislation To Address Payment Problems In Construction Industry

- Associate Minister of Commerce Laila Harré has announced the details of proposed new legislation aimed at outlawing widespread payment problems in the construction industry. See... Payment Problems In The Construction Industry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00039.htm


The Week In Select Committee

- There were seven committee meetings, all held in the parliamentary complex. Two were meetings of subcommittees. See... Select Committee Business 26 Jan - 2 Feb [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00040.htm


Hawkins Works With Ethnic Businessmen

- Minister of Ethnic Affairs Hon George Hawkins has embarked on a tour of businesses that are owned or managed by Ethnic leaders. See... Hawkins Working With Ethnic Business Leaders [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00037.htm


New Primary Health Care Strategy Launched

- HEALTH Minister Annette King said today the Primary Health Care Strategy looks forward to a time when doctors, nurses and other in the front line of health services are working closely together with their communities to improve health, avoid illness and make sure everyone gets care when they need it. See... Launch Of Primary Health Care Strategy [1] and Speech: NZ Primary Health Care Strategy [2] REACTION: - NATS - Right Prescription But No Commitment [3] - NZMA - NZMA Supports Primary Health Care Concepts [4] - RNZCGP - GPs Welcome Central Role For Primary Care [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00018.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00032.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00004.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0102/S00003.htm


Well Earned World Wetland Day Award For Wicked Wildlife Work

- The work of three organisations to protect and restore our environment has been acknowledged today (Friday) by the Environment and Conservation Ministers as part of nationwide celebrations marking World Wetlands Day. See... Well Justified Awards For Top Conservation Effort [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00038.htm


Predictable Appeal Against WTO Lamb Decision

- The United States appeal of the World Trade Organisation disputes panel decision on New Zealand lamb imports was no surprise, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... American WTO appeal on lamb no surprise [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00036.htm


Time For MAF To Look At Other Options

- The proposed strike action by Ministry of Agriculture meat inspection veterinarians highlights a need for MAF to consider replacement options, National's International Trade Negotiations spokesperson John Luxton said today. See... Minister Could Open Up MAF Vet Work To Competition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00033.htm


Shipley’s Figures Wrong On Police Numbers

- Minister of Police Hon George Hawkins said claims by National Leader Jenny Shipley that Police numbers would be 400 down by the end of this year are wrong. See... Shipley Wrong on Police Numbers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00025.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHJILES ... so Jenny Shipley is the leader of the National Party and will remain so until the next election at least. Bill English, who, depending on your view, was either too young, too unexperienced, too unpopular or just plain too too much of a pussy to topple her will almost certainly replace Wyatt Creech as her deputy. See... HARD NEWS 02/2/01 - GBH: Gibberish By Hack [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00012.htm

Learning From James Whakaruru’s Death

- The inter-agency working party led by Dame Margaret Bazley has demonstrated a committed and comprehensive Government response to what have been serious deficits as outlined in the Commissioner for Children’s report following the death of James Whakaruru," said Roger McClay, Commissioner for Children in Wellington today. See... Making A Life Worth Something [1] and James Whakaruru Report [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00021.htm


Ministers Show No Guts Over Fiji Rugby Sevens

- Green MP Keith Locke says “the chickens are coming home to roost” over the Government's decision to give visas to the Fiji sevens rugby team. See... Government At "Sixes And Sevens" Over Fijian Rugby [1] MORE: - PETER DUNNE - Dunne Urges Fellow MPs To Refuse Sevens Invites [2] - JIM ANDERTON - Anderton Not Attending Sevens [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00008.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00041.htm


McCully Claims $100m Cost Of Implementing TVNZ Charter

- National's Murray McCully has today revealed that meeting the Government's 'Charter' objectives for TVNZ could cost the taxpayer owned broadcaster over $100 million a year. See… TVNZ Could Be Kneecapped By Charter Objectives [1] MORE - MARION HOBBS - Minister On Mccully's Claims [2] - SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT - Select committee report on Television New Zealand [3] - ROSS ARMSTRONG - Statement From Ross Armstrong, Chairman TVNZ [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00027.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00030.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00006.htm

Lindsay Perigo: Puritanical Monster Snuffing Out Free Smokers

- The foot-soldiers of Big Brother have been out in force this week, demanding a new national baby register, a ban on the feel-good dietary supplement One4B, a taxpayer-funded youth radio network, legislation to make us exercise more, & the raising of the legal drinking age. See... Lindsay Perigo: Smoking Out Big Brother [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00006.htm


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