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JUST POLITICS
Appeal Court Rules Fiji Constitution Remains Intact
Labour Bickering Mustn’t Stifle Party Hopping Bill
Principles Second To Sevens From The Start
National Welcomes Taranaki Deed Of Settlement
Housing Minister Gosche Time travelling
Cosgrove Puts Hand Up For A Kiwi Bank In Oxford
Anderton Busy In The Regions
Who Is The E-Commerce Action Team?
Goff To India
NZ To Open Embassy In Brazil

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Scoop Is In The House: Questions & Answers
Keith Rankin: Procreate Or Immigrate?
Maharey Pledges Immediate Action On CYF Report
Govt Considers Response To Monetary Review Findings
Every Possible Measure Must Be Taken To Keep Out Foot & Mouth
GE Free Feed For KFC Chickens A Victory For Consumers

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Appeal Court Rules Fiji Constitution Remains Intact

- The Fiji Court of Appeal has dismissed the Qarase regime's appeal against the High Court decision which held that the Interim government held government illegally. See... Regime Appeal Dismissed - 1997 Constitution Intact [1] . In response New Zealand has welcomed the decision of the Fiji Court of Appeal, for Foreign Minister Phil Goff comment see... Govt Welcomes Fiji Court Of Appeal Decision [2] MORE REACTION: - GREEN - NZ should foster new Fiji Government of National Unity [3] UNITED FUTURE - Take Strong Stance On Fiji Court Decision [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00027.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00026.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00025.htm


Labour Bickering Mustn’t Stifle Party Hopping Bill

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that Dover Samuels and John Tamihere’s concerns over changes to the Electoral Integrity Amendment Bill have more to do with divisions within the Labour Caucus than they do with upholding democracy. See... Concerns Over Electoral Integrity Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00007.htm


Principles Second To Sevens From The Start

- Official papers confirm that the Government softened its “smart sanctions” policy on Fiji to ensure the recent International Rugby Sevens Tournament went ahead in Wellington, according to United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... Hypocrisy On Fiji Issue Has No Bounds Says Dunne [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00456.htm


National Welcomes Taranaki Deed Of Settlement

- Today's initialling of the Deed of Settlement between the Crown and representatives of Taranaki iwi, Ngati Ruanui is a significant step forward. However, the Government must now work to keep up the momentum created during the 1990s under National, Opposition Maori Affairs spokesperson Georgina te Heuheu said today. See... te Heuheu Salutes Taranaki Deed Of Settlement [1] and Initialling Of Ngati Ruanui Deed Of Settlement [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00003.htm


Housing Minister Gosche Time travelling

- Last year Housing Minister Mark Gosche dumped National's Home Buy scheme disappointing 700 families in the process, now he is flying a kite about a new 'state-assisted mortgage' scheme, National's Housing spokesperson David Carter said. See... Gosche Steps Back In Time [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00010.htm


Cosgrove Puts Hand Up For A Kiwi Bank In Oxford

- Waimakariri Labour Member of Parliament Clayton Cosgrove said today that he has written to Elmar Toime, Chief Executive of NZ Post, to attempt once again to get banking facilities for the people of Oxford. See... MP Seeks Post Bank For Oxford [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00459.htm


Anderton Busy In The Regions

- The Government is playing its part in helping regions to sort out their top priorities for economic development, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said today. See... More Support For Regions Announced [1] and Regional Partnerships Announcement Round 2 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00009.htm


Who Is The E-Commerce Action Team?

- Information Technology Minister Paul Swain today announced the membership of the government's core E-Commerce Action Team – or ECAT. See... ECAT Membership Announced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00016.htm


Goff To India

- Phil Goff leaves today on what will be the first visit by a New Zealand Foreign Minister to India in almost nine years. See... Goff Off To India And Singapore [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00005.htm


NZ To Open Embassy In Brazil

- New Zealand's first Embassy in Brazil will open in July with Denise Almao appointed as Ambassador, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Almao To Head New NZ Embassy In Brazil [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00001.htm


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Scoop Is In The House: Questions & Answers

- Today's questions of the day concerned: NZ Post’s Privacy – Party Hopping Bill – Mick Brown Report On CYFS – Dumping Skyhawks – Treaty Settlements – Emergency Unemployment Benefit – Security Regulation Changes – Australian/Kiwi Welfare Agreement. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 1 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00004.htm


Keith Rankin: Procreate Or Immigrate?

- Just over a week ago, Opposition leader Jenny Shipley suggested that New Zealand could solve some of its problems by raising the birth rate. While her idea made a lot of sense to professional demographers, it was met with derision in the editorial and letters pages – at least in the ones I read. See... Keith Rankin: Procreate Or Immigrate? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00001.htm


Maharey Pledges Immediate Action On CYF Report

- Child, Youth and Family chief executive Jackie Brown says she wants the Brown report, released today, to be “the catalyst for a really focused, community-wide effort to strengthen the way we work together to protect vulnerable young New Zealanders”. See... Brown Report Provides Clarity For Future [1] and Govt To Act Immediately On CYF Review [2] REACTION: - ACT - Fresh Start Needed On Child Abuse Policies [3] - NATS - It Is Maharey Who Is Rewriting History [4] - COMMISIONER FOR CHILDREN - Judge Brown’s Report Makes Plain Common Sense [5] - PSA - Budget Money The ‘Real Test’– PSA [6] - GOVT - National Can't Dodge CYF Responsibility [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00014.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00013.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00001.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00003.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00002.htm


Govt Considers Response To Monetary Review Findings

- “Professor Lars Svensson's Review of the Operation of Monetary Policy is an intelligent and careful piece of work which will require an intelligent and careful response,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said on the report's release today. See... Monetary Policy Review [1] REACTION: - NATS - Review of monetary policy fair, says English [2] - EMA - Monetary Review A Big Tick [3] - DEUTSCHE BANK - Government releases findings of Svensson review [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00457.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00458.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00001.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0102/S00203.htm


Every Possible Measure Must Be Taken To Keep Out Foot & Mouth

- Federated Farmers biosecurity spokesman Tom Lambie is calling for immediate action at New Zealand borders in light of the devastating affects of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in the United Kingdom. See... Farmers call for Immediate Action at Border [1] . See also… Foot and Mouth Disease - continual exposure [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00099.htm


GE Free Feed For KFC Chickens A Victory For Consumers

- Thursday 1 March 2001 Auckland - Greenpeace welcomes Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited (1) announcement in its 2000 Annual Report that it will be working with its suppliers to eliminate any remaining genetically engineered material from all its ingredients and animal feed by 1 December 2001. See... Victory For Consumers Of KFC [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00004.htm


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