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WAITANGI: Celebration Of Indigenous Survival, Say Aotearoa Educators
WAITANGI: Back To The Drawing Board, Says Dunne
WAITANGI: Shipley Confused And Confusing – PM
Laila’s Presence At Picket Highlights Anti-Business Bias
WAITANGI: Anderton’s Waitangi Day Speech Offers Vision For Year Ahead
Brain Drain Undeniable – Hasler
New Alliance Tertiary Policy Criticised
Welfare Privatisation Applauded
Mark Middleton Concerns Need Heeding
Auckland Power Report

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National Chooses Bill English For Deputy Leader
WAITANGI: Letter From Elsewhere: Our Nation’s Story
Scoop World: Bid For South Pacific Whale Sanctuary Fails
Last Day For Cannabis Submissions

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WAITANGI: Celebration Of Indigenous Survival, Say Aotearoa Educators

- Waitangi Day is a day of mourning for Maori. Our only celebration is the celebration of our survival. See... Waitangi Day celebration of indigenous survival [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00016.htm


WAITANGI: Back To The Drawing Board, Says Dunne

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says it has to be back to the drawing board for future Waitangi Day celebrations after what he describes as the “fiasco” of this year's event. See... Waitangi Day: Back To The Drawing Board [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00068.htm


WAITANGI: Shipley Confused And Confusing – PM

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Opposition leader Jenny Shipley is utterly confused about the nature of the possible visit by the Minister of Maori Affairs and other ministers to Waitangi tomorrow. See... Shipley confused and confusing [1] and Clark's Waitangi U-Turn Doesn't Stack Up [2] . See also... Comment From Hon Parekura Horomia Re Waitangi [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00060.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00064.htm


Laila’s Presence At Picket Highlights Anti-Business Bias

- National's Associate Finance spokesperson Max Bradford today said that the Government is showing its true anti-business colours by allowing Associate Labour Minister Laila Harre to turn up at the picket line in Nelson. See... Union dispute highlights anti-business bias [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00067.htm


Anderton’s Waitangi Day Speech Offers Vision For Year Ahead

- Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Alliance Jim Anderton today discussed his key priorities in a Waitangi Day speech at Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt. See... Jobs and education for young people says Anderton [1] and Anderton Waitangi Day Speech - The year ahead [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00066.htm


Brain Drain Undeniable – Hasler

- While the Government continues to deny the existence of a brain drain the latest immigration figures show otherwise. See... Brain Drain sets new record for immigration stats [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00078.htm


New Alliance Tertiary Policy Criticised

- “The Alliance have done a flip-flop on one of their key election promises – free tertiary education,” said New Zealand First Education Spokesperson, Hon Brian Donnelly MP. See... Alliance Flip-Flop On Key Education Policy [1] and Anderton Hypocritical Over Student Assistance [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00076.htm


Welfare Privatisation Applauded

- ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman has welcomed news that a partnership will be formed in Hamilton between private welfare agencies and the Department of Child Youth and Family Services to deal with a backlog of suspected child abuse cases. See... Maharey’s U-turn on Welfare Privatisation Welcome [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00074.htm


Mark Middleton Concerns Need Heeding

- The sentence Mark Middleton is set to receive next week must reflect community sentiment, National Justice spokesperson Dr Wayne Mapp said today. See... Govt must take heed of sentencing concerns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00073.htm


Auckland Power Report

- Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson has welcomed the latest report of the working group set up in September to manage possible electricity supply shortages in Auckland this summer. See... Auckland Power Supply Update [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00069.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


National Chooses Bill English For Deputy Leader

- The National Party has chosen finance spokesperson Bill English to be its new deputy leader. There is no word yet on how close the vote was, but defeated candidate Gerry Brownlee said it was a decisive victory for Mr English. Reaction: ANDERTON - Anderton congratulates English [1] - WINSTON PETERS - English Deputy Leadership Won’t Save Shipley [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00070.htm

WAITANGI: Letter From Elsewhere: Our Nation’s Story

- Pakeha are not into national celebrations or commemorations these days. We used to turn out in tidy, neatly hatted droves to watch solemn civic parades and listen raptly to amazingly plummy-voiced Prime Ministers and broadcasters intoning platitudes about being one nation. Now, except for commercially hyped public shows of support for the All Blacks or the America’s Cup winners, we seem to have lost the plot. Or perhaps we’ve found it at last, and we don’t like it. See... Letter From Elsewhere: Our Nation’s Story [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00025.htm


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00016.htm


Scoop World: Bid For South Pacific Whale Sanctuary Fails

- At an informal meeting in Monaco today, Australia and New Zealand failed once again to gain support for their whale sanctuary in the South Pacific. See... Sanctuary Proposal Fails To Get Support … Again [1] , Gambling With The Future Of Whales - Greenpeace [2] and NZ Government reaction, New Zealand Pushes For Tight Whaling Rules [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00072.htm


Last Day For Cannabis Submissions

- Submissions to the New Zealand Health Committee's inquiry into the legal status of cannabis close on the 7th of February. Please take a few minutes today to send your submission if you have not done so already. See... NZ Cannabis Inquiry submissions due by 7 Feb 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00014.htm

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