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JUST POLITICS
MAF Release Details Of Pay Offer To Vets
The Week In Select Committee
Police Minister Finds His Opposite A Dithering Lightweight
National Announce Rural Policy
Catchy Gaps Slogan Gone, Policy Remains “Clear And Unambiguous”
Dalziel Fudging Over Apology
Lobby Groups Misinformed On NCEA, Says Mallard
Sue Bradford’s Response To PM’s Statement

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Nine Month Suspended Jail Sentence For Middleton
Lindsay Perigo: Stuff the Census Stickybeaks
Shipley Shines Light On People’s Bank Risks
Dioxins Cannot Continue To Be Ignored
Gay Police Should Leave Uniforms At Home For Hero


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JUST POLITICS

MAF Release Details Of Pay Offer To Vets

- The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has released the details of its latest offer to its striking vets. See... New Pay Offer For MAF Vets [1] FULL COVERAGE: - SLUDGE - Sludge Report #50 - Industrial Disease [2] - NATS - Herlihy blames vets' strike on union expectations [3] - NATS - Govt abandons legal efforts to stop strike [4] - GOVT - New Negotiations In Meat Industry Dispute [5] - FEDERATED FARMERS - Vet Strike Upsets Dairy Farmers [6] - FEDERATED FARMERS - Farmer's Fighting Fund Support Sought [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00118.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00073.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00235.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00229.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00224.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00109.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00108.htm


The Week In Select Committee

- Reports presented (19) Health * 1999/2000 financial review of the Ministry of Health * Child Mortality Review Board Bill (271-1) See... Select Committee Business 9-16 Feb [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00249.htm


Police Minister Finds His Opposite A Dithering Lightweight

- Minister of Police Hon George Hawkins said today that National's latest police spokesperson Tony Ryall needs to sharpen up his act before he embarrasses his party beyond repair. See... Ryall Needs To Wake Up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00246.htm


National Announce Rural Policy

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley and National's Agricultural spokesman Gavan Herlihy today announced a major rural initiative called 'National Agri-Rural Towards 2002'. See... National On The Road To Developing Rural Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00241.htm


Catchy Gaps Slogan Gone, Policy Remains “Clear And Unambiguous”

- Criticisms contained in the report of the Maori Affairs Select Committee into auditing and monitoring closing the gaps programmes are no longer valid, says Cabinet Social Equity Committee chair Steve Maharey. See... Committee report on the wrong track - Maharey [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00239.htm


Dalziel Fudging Over Apology

- Under pressure in Parliament this afternoon, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel refused to deny that she had been forced to apologise to either of the two Immigration officials who took a personal grievance against the Immigration Service, National's Immigration spokesperson Marie Hasler said today. See... Dalziel refuses to deny apology [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00236.htm


Lobby Groups Misinformed On NCEA, Says Mallard

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard says he will be writing to the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) to offer them a briefing on the NCEA. See... Misinformed lobby groups offered briefing [1] . See also... Principals Search For Other Qualifications [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00234.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00230.htm


Bradford’s Response To PM’s Statement

- On Tuesday the Prime Minister gave us a speech full of hopeful messages and promises, many of which I'd love to see fulfilled over the coming year. However, as we all know, fine words are never enough. See... Sue Bradford Speech - PM's Statement Debate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00231.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES .. and what an exciting week it's been and promises to be. The world's fastest fast bowlers have turned up just as the weather has turned wicked for fast bowling, the first secrets of the human genome have been revealed - and we have potentially the most serious industrial dispute in a while underway. See... HARD NEWS 16/2/01 - The Weather Turns Wicked [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00083.htm


Nine Month Suspended Jail Sentence For Middleton

- Mark Middleton, convicted two weeks ago of threatening to kill Paul Dally, the man who murdered Mr Middleton’s stepdaughter, Karla Cardno, has received a nine month suspended jail sentence. He was sentenced this morning at the Auckland High Court. FULL COVERAGE: - NATS - Govt Must Heed Message Behind Support For Middleton [1] - ACT - ACT MPs Proud To Support Those Who Cry, ‘Enough!’ [2] - ACT - True Justice Must Recognise Mark Middleton’s Cause – Franks Speech [3] - GOVT - Middleton Sentencing: Statement Of Attorney-General [4] - GOVT - Goff Speech To Safer Community Council Coordinators [5] - UNITED FUTURE - Need For Death Penalty For Murder [6] - CHRISTIAN HERITAGE - Capill's Call For Death Penalty Flawed Says Dunne [7] - NATS - Goff Avoids Cardno Family [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00248.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00225.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00240.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00242.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00244.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00049.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00228.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00227.htm

Lindsay Perigo: Stuff the Census Stickybeaks

- Nanny State's soft-soap advertising campaign for her forthcoming exercise in coercion, the Census, is in full swing. The brutal reality of this exercise belies the saccherine advertising - a $500 fine if you don't supply Nanny with the information she's demanding, ... See... Lindsay Perigo: Stuff the Census Stickybeaks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00079.htm


Shipley Shines Light On People’s Bank Risks

- “For the past three weeks I have called on this Government to let the public know what sort of risks the 'Peoples Bank' proposal poses. They have refused to do so, despite the $80 million of taxpayer money needed to set up the bank, and the untold millions savers would put at risk if they switched to this bank. See... Jim's Bank a very risky business [1] and Not Too Late For Green MPs To See Sense [2] . see also... Bank business case is positive - Anderton [3] and Shipley Tries Commercial Sabotage [4] EARLIER: - GREENS - Greens Say "Yes" To Kiwi Bank [5] - GOVT - Opening Soon… [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00237.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00245.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00233.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00243.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00221.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00222.htm


Dioxins Cannot Continue To Be Ignored

- Green MP Sue Kedgley today welcomed the Government's intention to introduce a national environmental standard under the Resource Management Act to regulate dioxin emissions from industrial facilities, but said urgent additional steps were needed to start to reduce dioxin contamination in New Zealand. See... NZ Can't Continue Turning A Blind Eye To Dioxins [1] MORE: - MOH - Breastfeeding Benefits Far Outweigh Any Risk [2] - MOH - Health Ministry stands by dioxin test proposal [3] - MFE - Dioxin report not secret [4] - DR JIM SPROTT - MOH Proposal For Dioxin Testing Futile [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00247.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0102/S00026.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0102/S00025.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0102/S00024.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0102/S00022.htm


Gay Police Should Leave Uniforms At Home For Hero

- ACT Deputy Leader and Police Spokesman Ken Shirley is seeking the assurance of the Minister of Police that he will not condone gay police marching in uniform as an exhibit in the Hero Parade this weekend. See... ACT Seeks Assurances From Minister Over Hero Parade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00238.htm


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