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JUST POLITICS
King Covering Up Cancelled Operations
TEAC Report Released
Greens Make Case For Rail At Seminar
Licenses For Recreational Marine Fishing Rejected
United Future Want Voluntary Sector To Provide Social Services
John Robertson Appointed Judicial Complaints Lay Observer
Major Player Commit To Voluntary Telecommunications Reform
Good Looking Stats For Tourism Industry
Greens Doing Voluntary Work In The Community

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Howard’s End: Biosecurity Under Attack
Govt Keeping Tabs On MIR Splash Down
Fiscal Prudence Rewarded By S&P
Orion Spots Nuclear Waste Shipment In Tasman Sea
Belated Foot And Mouth Campaign Inadequate – Nats
A City Of New Zealanders Left Last Year
Hobbs Won’t Be Back In Cabinet – Prebble


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JUST POLITICS


King Covering Up Cancelled Operations

- Health Minister Annette King is refusing to let the public know how many people are sitting around awaiting urgent operations at the nation's hospitals. National's Health spokesman Roger Sowry said today. See... Health Minister Hiding Operation Cancellations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00097.htm


TEAC Report Released

- The Government is warmly welcoming the report of the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission released today says Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Government Welcomes Tertiary Commission Report [1] and Nation Building - Steve Maharey Speech [2] MORE: - TEAC - Shaping The System For A Knowledge Society [3] and Speech Notes: Shaping the System [4] - NZUSA - Students To Have No Say [5] - IPENZ - TEAC Reaction [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00095.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0103/S00009.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0103/S00008.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0103/S00012.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0103/S00010.htm


Greens Make Case For Rail At Seminar

- Auckland Greens will be passing out a 'Case for Rail' leaflet outside the Case for Roads seminar at the Waipuna Conference Centre tomorrow morning [8.30am]. See... 'Case For Rail' Outside 'Case For Roads' Seminar [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00094.htm


Licenses For Recreational Marine Fishing Rejected

- Minister of Fisheries Pete Hodgson today released a report and summary of submissions from the “Soundings” public consultation process on the future management of marine recreational fishing. See... Marine Recreational Fishing Report Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00093.htm


United Future Want Voluntary Sector To Provide Social Services

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, and deputy leader, Anthony Walton, want the voluntary sector to take the dominant role in providing social services. See... More Power To Voluntary Agencies - United Future [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00092.htm


John Robertson Appointed Judicial Complaints Lay Observer

- The Attorney-General, Hon Margaret Wilson, has announced the appointment of Sir John Robertson KCMG CBE, as the Judicial Complaints Lay Observer. See... Judicial Complaints Lay Observer Appointed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00090.htm


Major Player Commit To Voluntary Telecommunications Reform

- Five key telecommunications organisations in New Zealand have collectively pledged their commitment to establishing a voluntary telecommunications industry forum. See... Major Telcos Commit To Voluntary Industry Forum [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00087.htm


Good Looking Stats For Tourism Industry

- The Minister of Tourism Mark Burton says the latest international visitor arrival figures illustrate that the tourism boom is continuing. See... Great start to the year for Tourism industry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00082.htm


Greens Doing Voluntary Work In The Community

- Green MPs will work with at-risk youth, intellectually disabled adults, trade aid and fire recovery to mark Volunteer Week. See... Green MPs Volunteer Week [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00078.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Howard’s End: Biosecurity Under Attack

- While the Government now prepares to spend several million dollars tightening border controls following the British outbreak of foot and mouth disease, the threat of an attack from bioterrorists is as real today as an earthquake threat. Howard's End: Bioterrorism A Real Threat [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00039.htm

Govt Keeping Tabs On MIR Splash Down

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the government has established a specialist officials committee to monitor the return of the Russian space station, Mir, back to earth. See... Government Monitoring MIR Splashdown [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00099.htm


Fiscal Prudence Rewarded By S&P

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed Standard and Poor's decision to put New Zealand back on a stable credit outlook saying it reflected confidence in the Government's fiscal stance. See... S&P Votes Confidence In The Govt's Fiscal Stance [1] and S&P Revises NZ Outlook To Stable [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00098.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00046.htm


Orion Spots Nuclear Waste Shipment In Tasman Sea

- An Air Force surveillance flight has confirmed that a nuclear waste shipment passing through the Tasman Sea has remained in International waters, the Minister of Defence Mark Burton announced today. See... Orion locates Nuclear Waste ships [1] and Scoop Images: Nuclear Cargo In Tasman Sea [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00038.htm


Belated Foot And Mouth Campaign Inadequate – Nats

- Jim Sutton's belated response to the foot and mouth disease outbreak in the form of a publicity campaign to New Zealanders is totally inadequate, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today. See... Weak foot and mouth campaign won't protect borders [1] and Embarrassed Sutton attempts to show urgency [2] MORE: - FEDERATED FARMERS - Foot And Mouth Disease Measures Encouraging [3] - GOVT - All need to work to prevent disease outbreaks [4] - MAF - MAF announces foot and mouth publicity campaign [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00084.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00086.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00022.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00077.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00076.htm


A City Of New Zealanders Left Last Year

- New Zealand has lost the equivalent of a city in the past year, in the worst migration statistics seen for the country in 21 years, National's Immigration spokesperson Marie Hasler said today. See... NZ Loses A City In Huge Migration Statistics [1] MORE: - ACT - More Skilled People Leaving NZ Than Ever Before [2] - GOVT - No Surprise In Migration Figures [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00091.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00088.htm


Hobbs Won’t Be Back In Cabinet – Prebble

- “The Registrar of Electors' ruling that Marian Hobbs was correctly enrolled as a voter in Wellington Central has taken her out of the frying pan and into the fire,” ACT Leader and former Wellington Central MP, Hon Richard Prebble said. See... Hobbs leaps out of the frying pan... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00081.htm


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