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JUST POLITICS
Kiwis Want Organics – Survey
Bradford's Picket Presence Shows Red Heart Of Greens
NZ Deputy PM’s Tribute To ‘The Don’
PM Launches New Conservation Foundation
Speechifying...
Labour’s Lack Of Rural Depth Further Exposed
Conservation Minister’s Asks For Extra Attention To Fire Safety
PM Pleased With Nauru Venue For Forum

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Questions & Answers
New NZ/Australian Social Security Deal Signed
Greens Welcome Hints Of Skyhawks Demise
David Miller: Does Golf Belong In Politics?
NZ Post backs Out Of Court Battle With Prebble
SOEs Minister Covering Up Bad Business By Airways


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Deal Signed, John Howard Returns To Oz

JUST POLITICS

Kiwis Want Organics – Survey

- A new survey proves the Green Party's organics policy is a perfect fit for New Zealanders, says Green MP and organic farmer Ian Ewen-Street, said today. See... Survey shows New Zealanders support Green policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00419.htm


Bradford's Picket Presence Shows Red Heart Of Greens

- Green Party MP Sue Bradford has confirmed the party's status as extremist by joining a picket line of cleaners at Wellington Hospital today, National's Industrial Relations spokesman Lockwood Smith says. See... Extremist Green Party Shows Its Colours [1] and Bradford To Join Locked Out Cleaners On Picket [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00407.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00393.htm


NZ Deputy PM’s Tribute To ‘The Don’

- Jim Anderton has been a committed cricket fan since his youth, and he says Sir Donald was a role model for young players. See... Anderton pays tribute to Bradman [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00404.htm


PM Launches New Conservation Foundation

- A Foundation to help protect and conserve New Zealand’s unique natural heritage was launched today at a special function hosted by Prime Minister Helen Clark. See... National Parks and Conservation Foundation launch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0102/S00040.htm


Speechifying...

- MICHAEL CULLEN - Improving The Investment Environment [2] - JIM SUTTON - Sutton To National Press Club, Tokyo, Japan [3] - RICHARD PREBBLE - How New Zealand Can Recover Its Place In The World [4] - TARIANA TURIA - Hui For Maori Community Workers - Turia Speech [5]


[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00405.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00403.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00395.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00394.htm


Labour’s Lack Of Rural Depth Further Exposed

- Labour's lack of depth in the rural sector is again highlighted with Jim Sutton now responsible for biosecurity, following last week's removal of Marian Hobbs, National's Rural Affairs spokesperson Shane Ardern said today. See... Rural People Pushed Further Aside [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00413.htm


Conservation Minister’s Asks For Extra Attention To Fire Safety

- The Minister of Conservation, Hon Sandra Lee, today appealed to people to take extra care on “tinder dry” public conservation land which she says is now “at extreme risk from fire.” See... Extra care needed on "tinder dry" public land [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00396.htm


PM Pleased With Nauru Venue For Forum

- Prime Minister Helen Clark welcomed today's announcement that Nauru is to host the 2001 meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum. See... PM welcomes decision on next Pacific Island Forum [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00391.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House: Questions & Answers

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Australian Welfare Agreement – Wellington Hospital Cleaners Strike – Kiwi Bank – DPB And Liable Parent Contributions – Australian Residency – Jury Reforms – NZ Post Vs Prebble – Regional Economic Development – Separate Maori Education Authority – Airways Corporation And The Media… See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 27 February [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00141.htm


New NZ/Australian Social Security Deal Signed

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the new Social Security Agreement with Australia removes a longstanding irritant in a very important relationship. See... A fresh start to social security with Australia [1] - Australia-NZ Joint Prime Ministerial Communique [2] - Summary Australia-NZ Social Security Arrangements [3] REACTION: - ACT - Foreign Policy Defeat Kills Kiwi Rights In Aus [4] - NATS - Dole Deal Is To Soften Up Aussies [5] - GOVT - Shipley's criticisms ridiculous and bizarre [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00397.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00399.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00398.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00409.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00408.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00402.htm


Greens Welcome Hints Of Skyhawks Demise

- Green Party MP Keith Locke today welcomed Prime Minister Helen Clark's comments that New Zealand should reconsider the need for the Skyhawk fleet. See... Greens Welcome Reconsideration Of Skyhawks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00400.htm


David Miller: Does Golf Belong In Politics?

- During the course of the past couple of weeks, there has been growing controversy surrounding the living allowances for two government ministers, questions concerning that of Bill English, 80 million dollars allocated to the “Peoples Bank” which the majority of New Zealanders say they will not be doing business with it, and amidst it all the tabling in Parliament of the rounds of golf Major General Maurice Dodson enjoyed while on an Asian defence trip. See... Living Allowances, A New Bank & A Round Of Golf? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00139.htm


NZ Post backs Out Of Court Battle With Prebble

- ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said that he was relieved and delighted to learn that New Zealand Post was abandoning its planned appeal for an injunction preventing him from debating matters in NZ Post’s proposed business plan for the taxpayer-funded People’s Bank. See... Prebble Pleased NZ Post Won’t Appeal Court Ruling [1] EARLIER: - ACT - NZ Post Ruling A Victory for Democracy [2] - NZ POST - Statement From NZ Post On High Court Judgement [3] - HOWARD'S END - Howard's End: The Ancient Laws Protecting Prebble [4] - ACT - Prebble Waives Privilege To Fight Gagging Order [5] Full Kiwi Bank Coverage On The Just Politics Page. [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00406.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00383.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00082.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00125.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00341.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


SOEs Minister Covering Up Bad Business By Airways

- New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters, says “that the actions of the Minister of State Owned Enterprises, Mark Burton, in attempting to explain away the losses incurred by the Airways Corporation in its failed bid with American giant, Lockheed Martin, to gain the contract to run Britain’s national air traffic control system (NATS), as a justifiable business risk, is nothing less than a cover up for irresponsible management and the lack of Ministerial oversight. See... Ministerial Cover Up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00414.htm


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