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JUST POLITICS
MORE KIWIBANK REACTION:
Dollars For Earthquake And Volcano Surveillance
Firearms Bill Still Alive
Snapping More Drivers Wont Reduce Road Carnage
Tanczos On Christchurch Drug Education Tour
Clean Slate Bill Drawn From Ballot
Double Standard On Dioxin From Greens
Employment Initiative For Maori Women

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
MAF Vet Dispute Resolved
Scoop Is Not In The House
KIWI BANK: Prebble To Go It Alone In Court
Airways Out Of UK Air Traffic Bidding
Keith Rankin: Revolting Vets?
Robson Offers A Wider View Of Disarmament
Newman’s Bill Rejected, But Family Court Still Needs Reviewing
Lindsay Perigo: Compulsory Form-Filling A Freedom Violation
Satire: Bring On the Big Government

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Jenny Talks About Jim's Bank

JUST POLITICS

MORE KIWIBANK REACTION:

- - ACT - Richard Prebble Reveals Fresh Bank Information [1] - ACT - Richard Prebble To Fight Gagging Attempt [2] - NATS - Anderton still keeping kiwis in the dark [3] - LIBZ - How To Offset Jim’s Bank Losses [4] - BCAC - Peoples Bank / Kiwi Bank [5] - NZ POST - Post To Establish Low-Fee Personal Banking Service [6] - UNITED FUTURE - Anderton's $80 Million Taxpayer Overseas Handout [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00326.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00320.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00310.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00070.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00069.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00136.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00300.htm


Dollars For Earthquake And Volcano Surveillance

- The Government has approved a multi-million dollar funding package through the Earthquake Commission [EQC] to upgrade the surveillance system for earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other geological hazards. See... Making New Zealand Safer [1] MORE: - HODGSON - Hodgson Welcomes Major Science Investment [2] - HAWKINS - Surveillance System Makes New Zealand Safer [3] - GNS - GNS Welcomes Upgrade Of Hazard Monitoring Network [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00337.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00342.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00339.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00080.htm


Firearms Bill Still Alive

- The support of Government members on the Law and Order select committee for the report on the Arms Amendment Bill is a slap in the face for Police Minister George Hawkins, National's Corrections spokesperson Brian Neeson said today. See... Firearms Bill Still Alive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00351.htm


Snapping More Drivers Wont Reduce Road Carnage

- The aim to catch an extra 400,000 ‘speeding’ drivers this year will thrill Government accountants but do little to reduce carnage on our roads, said ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster. See... Feeble Transport Move Will Do Little [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00350.htm


Tanczos On Christchurch Drug Education Tour

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos is travelling to Christchurch this Friday for a series of meetings on the issues of youth justice and community-based drug education. See... Nandor On Three Day Drug Education Tour In ChCh [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00349.htm


Clean Slate Bill Drawn From Ballot

- Green Party Justice Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos has had his bill, which would wipe minor convictions from people's criminal records if they have not reoffended for seven years, drawn from the members ballot. See... Nandor's Clean Slate Bill To Go Before Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00347.htm


Double Standard On Dioxin From Greens

- The Green Party’s position on dioxins is a straight up and down case of double standards, said Owen Jennings, ACT’s spokesman on the Environment. See... Greens Demonstrate Double Standards On Dioxins [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00343.htm


Employment Initiative For Maori Women

- A government initiative designed to support self-employed Maori women will create new pathways and opportunities for business innovation in New Zealand, Women's Affairs Minister Laila Harré said today. See... Business Boost For Self-Employed Maori Women [1] and Scheme To Help Maori Women Become Self-Employed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00335.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00336.htm


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MAF Vet Dispute Resolved

- The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry veterinarians' strike is over, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Government Welcomes End To Meat Dispute [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00358.htm


Scoop Is Not In The House

- Scoop apologises that today’s questions and answers will not be published. See… Questions For Oral Answer Thursday, 22 February [1] . For yesterday's questions and answers see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 21 February [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00340.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00114.htm


KIWI BANK: Prebble To Go It Alone In Court

- ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble, told a press conference today that he had decided to waive his Parliamentary immunity from being served. See... Prebble Waives Privilege To Fight Gagging Order [1] LATEST KIWI BANK NEWS - NATS - Govt Protects Armstrong And Toime [2] - GOVT - Comment On NZ Post Court Action [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00341.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00352.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00334.htm


Airways Out Of UK Air Traffic Bidding

- The British Government has decided not to continue formal bidding discussions with the Airways/Lockheed Martin bid for the partial privatisation of the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS). See... New Zealand Taxpayers To Fund Failed Joint Project - NZ First [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00353.htm


Keith Rankin: Revolting Vets?

- The strike by the veterinary inspectors at our export meat works enters its 7th day today. Are our salaried vets at the vanguard of a wage and salary earners' revolt? Or are they more like greedy Dickensian capitalists, plucking the food out of the mouths of others? See... Keith Rankin: Revolting Vets? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00118.htm


Robson Offers A Wider View Of Disarmament

- In response to Tuesday's Scoop column by David Miller on the bombing of Baghdad, Matt Robson, Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control, argues the portfolio is integral to a security policy for a independent and sovereign New Zealand. See... A Wider View Of Disarmament And Arms Control [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00348.htm


Newman’s Bill Rejected, But Family Court Still Needs Reviewing

- The National Network Stopping Violence Services applauds the decision of the Government and Greens to reject Muriel Newman’s Bill which planned to open Family Court proceedings to the public. See... Keep Family Court Safe [1] . See also… Greens seek full Family Court review [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00333.htm


Lindsay Perigo: Compulsory Form-Filling A Freedom Violation

- I want you to know that I object utterly to the government's demanding personal information from me at gunpoint, as per the accompanying 2001 Census form, & that I have acquiesced only because your gun at my head - the brutal penalty regime for non-compliance - gives me no alternative. See... Census Burnings Promised [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00121.htm


Satire: Bring On the Big Government

- The General Secretary made the announcement proudly, “For too long now, many New Zealanders haven't had the big government that they need. This progressive new policy will make sure that big government is there for everyone.” See... Press Release New Zealand Politburo [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00122.htm


KIWI BANK COMMENTARY:

- HOWARD'S END - Either modern-day Kiwi's are as thick as two short planks or they've lost their institutional memory. Remember the State Advances Corporation fixed mortgages which gave a whole heap of New Zealanders a hand-up? John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Taking Control Of Our Wealth [1] ECO-ECONOMY - Jim’s new bank has the enthusiastic support of NZ Post and that’s about it. Even Finance Minister Michael Cullen looked quietly dismissive as the bank was announced yesterday in the Beehive. See... Eco-Economy: What’s Wrong With Jim’s New Bank [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00113.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00110.htm


Scoop IT: Online Services For Farmers

- The launch of a revolutionary new web site is set to save farmers time and money. Netfarmer.com offers a range of services, including a tendering and quoting system where buyers and suppliers can conduct business online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a job site - FarmWork, financial services, free e-mail, weather, news, classifieds and a chat room. See... Down On The Farm - Online [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00082.htm


Scoop World: Is China helping Iraq build a missile system?

- MR. BOUCHER: I think the Pentagon has made clear that the attacks were due to the fact that the Iraqis have been increasingly and repeatedly conducting -- attempting artillery missile attacks on coalition aircraft since December 2000, and that our strikes were in reaction to that. They were in an effort, as we always do, to protect our aircraft and our airmen in this case. See... Is China helping Iraq build a missile system [1] and US Needs To Re-calibrate Relationship with China [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00151.htm

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