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JUST POLITICS
Hobbs Strangely Absent From Maori TV Issue
NZ Looks To Take Action Against Canada Dairy Industry
Greens Re-enact ‘Bath Scene’ For Hero Parade
ACT Going To Nelson To Support Right To Work
Burton Offers Condolences To Family Of Skyhawk Pilot
Govt Testing Aucklanders’ Patience With Rail Deal
Vets Reject Offer

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Kiwi Bank: Shipley Accuses Govt Of Soviet Style Information Control
Disarmament Minister Condemns US/British Air Strike On Iraq
Howard’s End: Judges Can't Be Independent From Voice Of The Public
Catching The Knowledge Wave


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Hobbs Strangely Absent From Maori TV Issue

- Helen Clark is rightly annoyed at the amount of time it has taken to come up with options for the Maori television channel, but there is no short cut to reaching any solutions now that there has been 14 months of dawdling from her Ministers, National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today. See... Maori TV delay is Ministers' fault [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00271.htm


NZ Looks To Take Action Against Canada Dairy Industry

- New Zealand is to seek World Trade Organisation permission to take action against Canada for its failure to conform to international trading rules related to its subsidised dairy exports, Minister for Trade Negotiations Jim Sutton said today. See... New Zealand to seek retaliation against Canada [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00269.htm


Greens Re-enact ‘Bath Scene’ For Hero Parade

- Green Party co-convenor Richard Davies and two friends will feature on the Green Party's float in this weekend's Hero Parade. See... Rub-a-dub-dub three Greens in a tub... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00265.htm


ACT Going To Nelson To Support Right To Work

- ACT Leader Richard Prebble and ACT MP Owen Jennings said today that they were going to Nelson on Sunday to give support to the right of Mainland Stevedores’ employees to work on the Nelson Port. See... ACT MPs to Cross Picket Line [1] and Waterfront Dispute Is Potentially More Serious [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00264.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00259.htm


Burton Offers Condolences To Family Of Skyhawk Pilot

- Defence Minister Mark Burton has extended his sympathy and deepest condolences to the family of Squadron Leader Murray Neilson, who was killed today while piloting a A4-K Skyhawk in Australia. See... Defence Minister offers his condolences [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00262.htm


Govt Testing Aucklanders’ Patience With Rail Deal

- The Government's constant pushing out of the timetable on the Auckland rail deal is testing the patience of Aucklanders. Auckland's been given deadlines before, this time the Government's got to deliver, National's Transport spokesperson Belinda Vernon said. See... Government kicks for touch with latest rail shunt [1] and Good Motorway System The Answer For Auckland - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00261.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00258.htm


Vets Reject Offer

- The National Union of Public Employees, which represents MAF's striking vets, has rejected MAF's generous offer to bring settlement to the export meat dispute, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Vets fail to accept resolution to dispute [1] and New Pay Offer For MAF Vets [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00256.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00118.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Kiwi Bank: Shipley Accuses Govt Of Soviet Style Information Control

- Deceptive and diversionary tactics cannot hide the fact that Ross Armstrong, Helen Clark and Jim Anderton are trying to conceal vital information about the Peoples Bank proposal, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said. See... Government guilty of Soviet style control of info [1] FULL COVERAGE: - NATS - Anderton's security claims ill-founded, alarmist [2] - GOVT - Release of security info goes too far [3] - NATS - Jenny Shipley: Letter to NZ Post Lawyers [4] - NATS - Jenny Shipley: Letter to Prime Minister [5] - GOVT - Shipley not fit for office [6] - NATS - 'MyBank' is huge Anderton ego trip [7] - GREENS - Greens reject Shipley's cheap shots at 'Kiwi Bank' [8] More on the Just Politics page. [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00266.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00273.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00270.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00268.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00267.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00260.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00257.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00254.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Disarmament Minister Condemns US/British Air Strike On Iraq

- Yesterday's bombing of Baghdad by the United States and Great Britain is a setback for world peace initiatives and the moves to lift the sanctions against Iraq, says Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control Matt Robson. See... Attack On Iraq Sets Back World Peace Initiatives [1] and Locke Supports Robson's Criticism Of Raid On Iraq [2] MORE - PHIL GOFF - Air Strike Against Iraq [3] - AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE - U.S./British Warplanes Hit Iraqi Military Sites [4] - BACKGROUND 1998 - The Security Situation In Iraq (2) [5] - The Security Situation In Iraq (1) [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00274.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00275.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00272.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00127.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/c4/3a/199812170916.478582.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/65/55/199812170913.32cb08.html


Howard’s End: Judges Can't Be Independent From Voice Of The Public

- When the courts deal, as ours do, with great public questions, the only protection against unwise decisions, and even judicial usurpation, is careful scrutiny of their actions and fearless comment upon it. Judicial and political criticism of the public and the media at Mark Middleton's sentencing is misguided. See... Howard's End: Say Something, Be Something [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00087.htm

Catching The Knowledge Wave

- A significant initiative to seek new and widely agreed paths for New Zealand’s social and economic development will take place this year, culminating in a major international conference in Auckland at the beginning of August, the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, announced Friday night. See... PM Launches Catching The Knowledge Wave Project [1] . See also... Catching The Knowledge Wave Project - Background [2] , Why Catch The Knowledge Wave? – Article By Dr Christopher Tremewan [3] , Catching the Knowledge Wave Project – Vice-Chancellor Hood Speech [4] and Scoop Images: Catching The Knowledge Wave [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00059.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00060.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00061.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00062.htm

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