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JUST POLITICS
Less In The Pocket Under Labour - English
National Ranking Reshuffle
Progressive Utilisation Summit Meeting
Sallies Disorientated On Drugs Say Mild Greens
Settlement To Immigration Official Admission Of Dalziel’s Guilt
King Can’t Claim Credit For Reduced Waiting Lists
NZ Needs Culture Of Design – Anderton
ACT & Nats In Classic Brit Comedy Recreation

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Howard’s End: SEZs A Solution
Guy’s World: Mixing Rugby And Politics
Holmes’ Salary Earned - Jealousy Behind Pay Cut
Greater Powers To Use DNA In Crime Fighting
Montana Takeover Fiasco Proves Need For Code
Eco-Economy: Money For Nothing

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Less In The Pocket Under Labour - English

- “The latest wage figures, released today, indicate that the average worker lost more than 400 dollars worth of spending power in the year 2000,” National's Finance spokesman Bill English said today. See... After a year of hard Labour you're $400 worse off [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00145.htm


National Ranking Reshuffle

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley has today released the revised rankings for National MPs, in accordance with the portfolio reshuffle announced last week. See... National MP Rankings Announced [1] . REACTION: - George Hawkins - National Fails To Take Ethnic Affairs Seriously [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00143.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00146.htm


Progressive Utilisation Summit Meeting

- Proutist Universal’s 17th Global Prout Convention is to be held in Wellington at the Tapu te Ranga Marae in Island Bay from the 2nd to the 7th March 2001. It follows those held in Porto Alegre (Brazil) in 1998 and Bangkok in 1999. See... The 17th Global PROUT Convention [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00031.htm


Sallies Disorientated On Drugs Say Mild Greens

- Christchurch drug policy analysts are critical of well meaning, but retrograde, "clinician's falacy" from the Salvation Army opposing decriminalisation of cannabis. See... Salvation Army's "Disorientated War On Dope" [1] and See... Salvation Army Opposes Cannabis Decriminalisation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00027.htm


Settlement To Immigration Official Admission Of Dalziel’s Guilt

- The personal grievance settlements made to two immigration officials after the Minister of Immigration made allegations against the officials in Parliament means the Minister has admitted culpability, National's Immigration spokesperson Marie Hasler said today. See... Dalziel Misled Parliament [1] . See also ACT's view... Government Demonstrates Hypocrisy Yet Again [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00144.htm


King Can’t Claim Credit For Reduced Waiting Lists

- Annette King's bragging about the reduction in hospital waiting lists is a bit like her trying to claim credit for a fine day, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... King's Bragging Unjustified - Nats [1] and Hospital Queues Significantly Reduced - Govt [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00133.htm


NZ Needs Culture Of Design – Anderton

- “New Zealand needs to develop a design culture,” Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton said today. See... NZ Needs Design Culture [1] and Jim Anderton Speech To Designindustry Workshops [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00130.htm


ACT & Nats In Classic Brit Comedy Recreation

- “The spectacle of the National and Act Parties joining together to plot and scheme in a joint Caucus to plan for the next election is reminiscent of the ‘Two Ronnies’ television comedy ‘Open All Hours’, said New Zealand First Deputy Leader Peter Brown. See... Open All Hours [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00142.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Howard’s End: SEZs A Solution

- The Government's extra 10,000 migrants with special skills and $474 million for Research and Development are being applauded by many. But where is the research money and the migrants likely to go? It's time to create Special Economic Zones for rural areas. John Howard Writes. See... Howard's End: Rural Special Economic Zones [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00051.htm


Guy’s World: Mixing Rugby And Politics

- The final between Fiji and Australia divided loyalties. Australia were the underdogs, but they were still Australia. But then, Fiji represented a country governed by a racist regime, and they took New Zealand out. They shouldn’t even be here! See... Guy's World: Party Politics At The Sevens [1] . FULL COVERAGE: - United Future NZ - Major International Award For NZ Foreign Minister [2] - National - Hat-Trick Of Hypocrisy With Fiji Sevens [3] - Green - Locke Gives Blindfold And Earmuffs To Mallard [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00125.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00092.htm

Holmes’ Salary Earned - Jealousy Behind Pay Cut

- Government bullying that has forced Paul Holmes to take a pay cut is the Chinese Cultural Revolution Television New Zealand-style, National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today. See... Politics Of Envy Shown By Holmes' Pay Cut [1] . MORE TVNZ POLITICS: - Final TVNZ 'Death Warrant' Charter [2] - Status Of TVNZ Needs To Be Resolved [3] - Charter-friendly fodder costs TVNZ viewers


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00137.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00139.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00138.htm


Greater Powers To Use DNA In Crime Fighting

- Justice Minister Phil Goff has announced a major advance in the battle against burglary with the Government to introduce legislation to allow police to seek compulsion orders for DNA testing of burglary suspects. See... DNA To Be Major Weapon In Battle Against Burglary [1] and Goff Panicked By National Bill [2] MORE CRIME FIGHTING INITIATIVES: - Govt Addressing Cyber-Crime And IT-Based Threats [3] - Business Leaders Back Jobs-Not-Crime Campaign [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00136.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00134.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00132.htm


Montana Takeover Fiasco Proves Need For Code

- Minister of Commerce Paul Swain says the fiasco over the Montana takeover by Lion Nathan has proven once and for all that New Zealand must have a Takeovers Code. See... Montana Takeover Fiasco Proves Need For Code [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00141.htm

Eco-Economy: Money For Nothing

- Dear Sirs, As Prof. Svensson prepares his report on the Operation of Monetary Policy he has a unique opportunity to explain to the New Zealand public why foreign bankers are allowed to create the vast majority of New Zealand’s money. Open Letter To Independent Monetary Policy Review [1] . See also December 11th speech… Eco-Economy: The Vision And The Challenge [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/0e/c9/200012131013.d5e3c92d.html

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