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Dead Soldier’s Compo Article Incorrect, Says Defence Minister
State Funeral For Sir David Beattie
Drain Brain Thoroughly, Garnish And Serve
Minister’s Health Restructuring Costing Capital Coast Health
Protesters’ Tactics Unfit For Civilised Nation - NZ First
NZ/Italian Working Holiday Scheme World First
Scandinavian Air Agreements

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Govt & Business Create “Digital Opportunities”
Unemployment Lowest Since 1988
Blindfold & Earmuffs To Help Mallard See & Hear No Evil At Sevens
Lindsay Perigo: Why Ronny Rocks!
Keith Rankin: Good Fund?
Scoop Images: Helen Clark Talks Tough At Premier House

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Dead Soldier’s Compo Article Incorrect, Says Defence Minister

- Claims that there has been an unnecessary delay in seeking a United Nations compensation payment for the family of a New Zealand soldier who died while on active duty in East Timor are completely unfounded, the Minister of Defence Mark Burton said. See... No delay in compensation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00093.htm


State Funeral For Sir David Beattie

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced details of the state funeral for Sir David Beattie on Friday 9 February. See... State Funeral For Sir David Beattie On Friday 9 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00089.htm


Drain Brain Thoroughly, Garnish And Serve

- Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel said she was tiring of Marie Hasler's continued efforts to mispresent migration statistics. See... Hasler's Repetitive Line A Drain On Most Brains [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00087.htm


Minister’s Health Restructuring Costing Capital Coast Health

- The Minister must step in and rectify the financial strain her restructuring has put on Capital Coast Health, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... Costs of restructuring becoming evident [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00083.htm


Protesters’ Tactics Unfit For Civilised Nation - NZ First

- New Zealand First MPs, Rt Hon Winston Peters and Hon Brian Donnelly, walked out of the service at Waitangi yesterday in outrage at the use of children as frontline troops for protestors. See... Walk-Out Over Protestors Use Of Children [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00081.htm


NZ/Italian Working Holiday Scheme World First

- Young New Zealanders will be able to have working holidays in Italy and young Italians working holidays here following the signing of an agreement today, said Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff and Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel. See... NZ/Italy In World First Working Holiday Scheme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00080.htm


Scandinavian Air Agreements

- “New Zealand has its first air services agreements with Denmark, Norway and Sweden”, the Minister of Transport, Mark Gosche, announced today. See... Air Services Agreements signed with Scandinavia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00096.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Govt & Business Create “Digital Opportunities”

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced four education-based pilots to help New Zealand embrace the economic and social benefits of information technology. See... Govt Works With Business For Digital Opportunities [1] MORE: - GOVT - The Digital Opportunities Partnership Protocol [2] - GOVT - Digital Opportunity Partnership Q&A [3] - TELECOM - Telecom Joins Government To Open Opportunities [4] - TVNZ - Digital Opportunity Partnership [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00100.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00101.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00020.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00019.htm

Unemployment Lowest Since 1988

- The December 2000 quarter seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 per cent according to Statistics New Zealand's Household Labour Force Survey, the official measure of unemployment. The unemployment rate is the lowest rate recorded since June 1988 when it was 5.2 per cent. See... Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.6 Per Cent [1] and Maharey welcomes reduction in unemployment [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00043.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00094.htm


Lindsay Perigo: Why Ronny Rocks!

- Yesterday Larry King interviewed Nancy Reagan - it was her husband's 90th birthday. She was not an easy interview, seldom venturing beyond a single sentence & often confining herself to “Oh yes” or “Oh no” in her answers. See... Lindsay Perigo: Why Ronny Rocks! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00039.htm


Blindfold & Earmuffs To Help Mallard See & Hear No Evil At Sevens

- This morning Green MP Keith Locke donated a pair earmuffs and a blindfold to Trevor Mallard to help him avoid watching the Fiji sevens play on the weekend. See... Locke Gives Blindfold And Earmuffs To Mallard [1] and Fiji Cricket Visit - "Clayton's" Sports Boycott [2] . See also... United Future To Be Represented At Sevens Protest [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00091.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00097.htm


Keith Rankin: Good Fund?

- On a number of occasions, I've cited the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) as a model system of public property rights in action. A highly successful way of managing a publicly owned energy resources and equitably distributing the resulting profits directly to the resources' owners, it represents an experience that can be applied to three kinds of public enterprise in New Zealand: State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), Local Authority Trading Enterprises (LATEs) and post-settlement Iwi corporations. See... Keith Rankin: Good Fund? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00037.htm

Scoop Images: Helen Clark Talks Tough At Premier House

- “The real agenda of those behind the protests is to question the legitimacy of the Crown. That’s not a debate I will engage in,” said the Prime Minister, commenting on the actions of 200 odd protesters at Waitangi Day celebrations at Waitangi yesterday. See... Scoop Images: PM Meets The Media At Premier House [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00033.htm


Scoop World: AIDS Therapy For $1 A Day

- February 7, 2001, Geneva – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the announcement made by generic drug manufacturer Cipla, that it will sell its triple-combination therapy for AIDS to MSF for $350 per year per patient and to governments for $600/year. See... AIDS triple therapy for less than $1 per day ? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00067.htm


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