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JUST POLITICS
Sue Bradford Offers Alternatives To Globalisation
Report Gets To The Bottom Of Gisborne Hospital Safety Issues
Party Hopping Bill About Honouring Pre-Election Promises
Commission Never Offered To Manage Recreational Fishing
Eckoff Continues Off The Beaten Environmental Path
New High Commissioner To Singapore
Fix Killer Ruakaka-Waipu Highway

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Government Gets Serious Foot And Mouth
EARLIER: Slack Border Control Russian Roulette For NZ Agriculture
National Candidate For Ohariu Belmont Won’t Change Dunne’s Approach
Race Relations Office’s Days Numbered, Say Nats

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JUST POLITICS

Sue Bradford Offers Alternatives To Globalisation

- I am really pleased to be here with all of you today, as it is my heartfelt belief that what we are sharing in here is possibly the beginnings of the next true Internationale, one which has the hope of achieving worldwide revolutionary change without going ... See... Sue Bradford: Globalisation Or Localisation Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00074.htm


Report Gets To The Bottom Of Gisborne Hospital Safety Issues

- Health Minister Annette King welcomed the release of the Health and Disability Commissioner's report on services at Gisborne Hospital today. See... Minister Welcomes Gisborne Report [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00073.htm


Party Hopping Bill About Honouring Pre-Election Promises

- Jim Anderton won't have a bar of suggestions that he's changed his tune on an MP's right to vote against their party in Parliament. See... Anderton Defends Electoral Integrity Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00072.htm


Commission Never Offered To Manage Recreational Fishing

- The Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission (Te Ohu Kai Moana) has never made an offer to manage recreational fisheries for all New Zealanders, as stated by the Dominion newspaper (Page 3, 5 March 2001) nor does it intend to do so. See... No Offer To Manage Recreational Fishery [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00021.htm


Eckoff Continues Off The Beaten Environmental Path

- The managing director of the world’s sole publicly-listed environmental conservation company will bring his fresh and innovative ideas to New Zealand when he speaks at ACT’s annual conference this weekend, MP Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Fresh Look At Ways To Save Our Wildlife [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00071.htm


New High Commissioner To Singapore

- New Zealand's next High Commissioner to Singapore will be career diplomat Nigel Moore, Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Jim Sutton announced today. See... New High Commissioner to Singapore [1] Bureaucracy Swallowing Regional Development Funds - Bureaucracy is swallowing up Regional Development funding supposed to create jobs and growth, Local Government Spokesman Owen Jennings said today. See... Jim Anderton Feeds the Bureaucracy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00066.htm


Fix Killer Ruakaka-Waipu Highway

- ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman today renewed her call for the dangerous Ruakaka-Waipu highway to be fixed. See... Another Death Prompts Renewed Call for Action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00064.htm


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Government Gets Serious Foot And Mouth

- All New Zealanders needed to take responsibility for maintaining secure national borders, Agriculture and acting Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... All need to work to prevent disease outbreaks [1] . The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) will undertake two campaigns to educate New Zealanders about the dangers of foot and mouth disease, and what each individual can do to help protect New Zealand, acting Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... MAF announces foot and mouth publicity campaign [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00076.htm


EARLIER: Slack Border Control Russian Roulette For NZ Agriculture

- The Coalition Government’s casual approach to the danger of foot and mouth disease crossing our borders is frightening, Rural Affairs and Biosecurity Spokesman Owen Jennings said today. See... Border Control Nonchalance Is Extremely Dangerous [1] and Government slack on border controls [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00063.htm

National Candidate For Ohariu Belmont Won’t Change Dunne’s Approach

- United Future leader and Ohariu Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne, says the National Party's reported decision to contest the seat at the next election comes as no surprise. See... National's Ohariu Belmont Decision No Surprise [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00070.htm


Race Relations Office’s Days Numbered, Say Nats

- The Government's announcement that Privacy Commissioner Bruce Slane will be the acting Race Relations Conciliator is the first step towards abolishing the office as a separate entity, National's Justice spokesman Wayne Mapp said today. See... Race Relations Office doomed [1] . See also… Bruce Slane appointed as temporary RRC [2] Guy’s World: Pulling Pints At Molly’s - Any Irish bar tender worth his salt has at least a bare minimum of 90-120 seconds of blarney up his sleeve. And there’s no sense getting impatient standing in the cue while the scoundrel behind the bar’s chatting up a young rose of Tralee as he serves her a pint of Guinness, he’s simply pouring the perfect pint. See... Guy's World: For Guinness Sake [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00062.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00029.htm


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