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JUST POLITICS
Vet Strike Threatens Meat Earnings
Australian PM To Visit New Zealand
Anti MMP Campaigner Fighting Lost Cause
Kaumatua Bill Solomon’s Death Sad Day For Maoridom
New Chief Exec For Maori Affairs Ministry
Shipping Shiny Red Engines Across The Tasman
Jim Sutton Talks Broiled Poultry
Hobbs Talks TV Evolution

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Prime Minister's Statement to Parliament
I Was Wrong – Paul Holmes
Scoop Images: Parliament Resumes Today
National Sinks School Qualifications Accord
POST CABINET PRESSER: The Share Market Sheriff – Gaps, Banks And Grievances


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Vet Strike Threatens Meat Earnings

- A select bunch of government employees should not be allowed to single-handedly destroy the most positive meat producing year for a decade, National's Agricultural spokesperson Gavan Herlihy said today. See... Vets' Strike A Major Threat To Meat Earnings [1] and Union Uses Vets' Strike To Help Recruit [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00162.htm


Australian PM To Visit New Zealand

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, will visit New Zealand from 24 February to 26 February. See... Visit of Australian PM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00150.htm


Anti MMP Campaigner Fighting Lost Cause

- Former MMP campaigner and Green Party co-leader Rod Donald today said Peter Shirtcliffe and his big business mates, who have just launched a campaign against MMP, should quit while they are ahead. See... Shirtcliffe should quit while ahead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00149.htm


Kaumatua Bill Solomon’s Death Sad Day For Maoridom

- The Minister of Maori Affairs Hon Parekura Horomia is saddened by the news that Ngai Tahu has lost one of its leading kaumatua Mr Bill Solomon. See... Sad Day For Ngai Tahu And Maoridom [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00161.htm


New Chief Exec For Maori Affairs Ministry

- The Minister of Maori Affairs, the Hon Parekura Horomia, said today's (Monday 12 February) powhiri to the new chief executive of Te Puni Kokiri, Mr Leith Comer, marked a new phase for the agency. See... New Chief Executive, New Phase [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00160.htm


Shipping Shiny Red Engines Across The Tasman

- Frasers Fire and Rescue, a successful New Zealand company which is part of the JJ Fraser Group, received some assistance from the jobs machine and is about to export their first fire engine to the South Australian Fire Service. See... Jobs Machine Helps Make Fire Engines For Australia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00155.htm


Jim Sutton Talks Broiled Poultry

- Ladies and Gentlemen: welcome to New Zealand. I see this international conference as very important. Together, you all work with more than half the world's chicken meat production. See... Jim Sutton Speaks To Poultry Broiler Nutritionists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00154.htm


Hobbs Talks TV Evolution

- You're here today to consider the changing face of television, how interactive TV will effect advertising and marketing, how you should prepare to make the most of the opportunities. See... TV @ Evolution Conference - Hobbs Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00152.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Prime Minister's Statement to Parliament

- I am personally saddened by the determination of some opposition parties to play the race card on these initiatives. But I do believe that there is a broad appreciation among New Zealanders that not only is the rich-poor opportunity and security gap overall a concern, but so is the concentration of significantly larger proportions of Maori and Pacific peoples at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder. See... Prime Minister's Statement to Parliament [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00157.htm


I Was Wrong – Paul Holmes

- When I read in the NZ Herald “Holmes Loses in TVNZ Pay Cuts” I assumed that the Chairman had actually discussed my salary with the Herald and in so doing had breached the confidentiality of my contract. See... Statement From Paul Holmes [1] and Statement From TVNZ Chairman, Dr Ross Armstrong [2] TVNZ POLITICS, FULL COVERAGE: - Clark Changes Tack Over Paul Holmes’ Salary [3] - Politics Of Envy Shown By Holmes' Pay Cut [4] - Final TVNZ 'Death Warrant' Charter [5] - Status Of TVNZ Needs To Be Resolved [6] - Scoop Images: Labour MPs In The House [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00060.htm


National Sinks School Qualifications Accord

- “The multiparty deal that stopped debate during the last election campaign over the scrapping of School Cert and Bursary and their replacement with an experimental NCEA award is officially dead,” Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert said today. See... Abandon Ship-ley Sinks NCEA [1] THE NCEA DEBATE - NATS - National opposes implementation of NCEA [2] and Mallard Should Start Answering Questions [3] - GOVT - Gerry's First Big Blunder [4] - ACT - NCEA Will Dumb Down Education System – ACT [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0102/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00147.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00156.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00151.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00159.htm


POST CABINET PRESSER: The Share Market Sheriff – Gaps, Banks And Grievances

- Sheriff If the New Zealand share market is a Wild West, then the Sheriff is coming to town in the form of the Takeovers Code, due to be implemented on July 1, Commerce Minister Paul Swain said today. See... Sheriff Coming To The Market, Says Swain [1] and PM's Presser: Gaps, Banks And Grievances [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00057.htm


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