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JUST POLITICS
All Francophobes Welcome
Foodbanks Unwanted
Hobbs Off To Antarctica
Fire Service Report Leads To Resignation
Select Committee News
Cuddling Up To Marian Proves Costly For TVNZ
What Are You Putting In Your Car? Rules Reviewed
.... Yet More On The Brain Drain
Hide Calls For Govt Helping Hand To Business
Disarmament Minister Backs Anti Uranium Arms Call
Unwell Fijian Military Man In NZ For Treatment
Another Blow To Ethnic Communities

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Rugby Politics: Goff Surpasses Clinton In Tautology Stakes
At The Business Forum: More Skilled Migrants
MORE FROM THE BUSINESS FORUM
Govt & Business Create “Digital Opportunities”

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JUST POLITICS

All Francophobes Welcome

- If you want to be involved with placard and banner making for protests against the French see... Putting the Foodbank industry out of business. For the National Party’s reaction see..


[1] -
Putting the Foodbank industry out of business. For the National Party’s reaction see.. http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00123.htm”>Putting the Foodbank industry out of business. For the National Party’s reaction see..


Hobbs Off To Antarctica

- The Minister for the Environment Marian Hobbs has participated in a teleconference call from the United Nations Environment Programme headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, to yachtsman/adventurer Sir Peter Blake in Antarctica. See... Fire Service Reputation Tarnished By Management


Select Committee News

- For news from the Committee rooms this week see… Charter-friendly fodder costs TVNZ viewers


What Are You Putting In Your Car? Rules Reviewed

- The rules governing the quality and safety of the fuel New Zealanders put in their cars are to be reviewed Associate Minister of Energy Paul Swain announced today. See... Petrol And Diesel – Delivering Quality [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00113.htm


.... Yet More On The Brain Drain

- ACT - Government Panics Over Worsening Brain Drain [1] and NATIONAL - Govt moves to cover embarrassment [2]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00116.htm


Hide Calls For Govt Helping Hand To Business

- The lower unemployment figures are good news for the unemployed, ACT’s Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said. “But the problem we have is that the Government has done nothing to help employers boost the economy – quite the reverse,” he said. See... Government Must Give Economy A Helping Hand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00108.htm


Disarmament Minister Backs Anti Uranium Arms Call

- Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control Matt Robson is backing Italian calls for a suspension on the use of depleted uranium munitions. See... Robson Supports Halt To Uranium Munitions Use [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00107.htm


Unwell Fijian Military Man In NZ For Treatment

- Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff announced the Commander of the Fiji Military forces, Commodore Frank Bainimarama is undertaking a private visit to New Zealand. See... Bainimarama Visit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00105.htm


Another Blow To Ethnic Communities

- It is totally unacceptable that the Government has not actively sought the views of ethnic communities on the proposed demise of the independent status of the Race Relations Office, National's Ethnic Affairs spokesperson Pansy Wong said today. See... Demise Of Office Outrages Ethnic Communities [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00104.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... I'll keep it snappy because I've had a crappy week. You'd think a holiday on a Tuesday would help, but it didn't. If anything, it only added to the sense of dissolution because the holiday in question was Waitangi Day. See... HARD NEWS 09/2/01 - Spinning on the Spot [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00043.htm


Rugby Politics: Goff Surpasses Clinton In Tautology Stakes

- The Directors of the International Directory Intrigued Over Tautological Statements, based in Geneva, are pleased to announce that the winner of their 2001 Award is the Honourable Phil Goff, Minister of Foreign Affairs for New Zealand. See... Hat-Trick Of Hypocrisy With Fiji Sevens [1] . FULL COVERAGE: - Locke Gives Blindfold And Earmuffs To Mallard [2] , Fiji Cricket Visit - "Clayton's" Sports Boycott [3] and United Future To Be Represented At Sevens Protest [4]


[1] - Major International Award For NZ Foreign Minister and http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00125.htm”>Major International Award For NZ Foreign Minister and
[2] -
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00092.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00091.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00097.htm

At The Business Forum: More Skilled Migrants

- The Government aims to increase the annual number of skilled and business migrants approved to enter New Zealand to a total of around 27,000 a year, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel announced today. See... Government To Increase Skilled Migrant Numbers [1] . LGNZ reaction: Immigration Changes Welcome [2] . United Future reaction: Partnership and economic development - Anderton [1] - ACT - Jobs Machine Gives 100th Enterprise Award [2] - Michael Cullen Speech To Christchurch Forum [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00109.htm
[2] - PM gags another important voice - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00118.htm”>PM gags another important voice -
[3] -
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00110.htm


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] - TELECOM - Telecom Helps Students With Their Homework [6] - ITANZ - IT Initiatives Good News For Communities [7]


[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
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0102/S00009.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00027.htm


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