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JUST POLITICS
Gerry Eckhoff Threatens To Shut His Gate
Harre Speech On Paid Parental Leave
Winston On The Importance Of Speaking English
More Speechifying…
Biosecurity: Call To Ban Californian Grapes
Jim Sutton Encouraged By Word From Washington
Keith Locke A Roading Reactionary Says Webster
International Women’s Day - FULL COVERAGE

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Govt Can’t Make Radical Defence Changes Alone
GE Food On Shelves A Letdown For Consumers
Address The Issues, Don't Shoot The Messenger, King Told

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JUST POLITICS


Gerry Eckhoff Threatens To Shut His Gate

- If the Government presses ahead with the Electricity Industry Bill, in its present form, I will lead by example and close the gates to my property and refuse access for lines crews, ACT Agriculture spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Close The Gates! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00142.htm


Harre Speech On Paid Parental Leave

- “I would like to begin by congratulating the UK government on your announced improvements in provisions for maternity and paternity leave.” See... Laila Harre Speech to Work/Life Summit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00141.htm


Peters On The Importance Of Speaking English

- “The recent announcement of the Minister of Immigration, Hon Lianne Dalziel that approval for an additional 10,000 immigrants to New Zealand is to be given, and that the current English language requirements are to be reduced, is a silly move said New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today. See... Immigrants Must Speak English To Succeed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00140.htm


More Speechifying…

- PRIME MINISTER - Helen Clark Address To IPENZ Conference [1] - DEPUTY PM JIM ANDERTON - See... Partnership And Economic Development - Speech [2] - TRADE MINISTER JIM SUTTON - Jim Sutton Speech To Aussie Ag Ministers [3] - LIZ GORDON - Liz Gordon International Women's Day Speech [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00134.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00133.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00131.htm


Biosecurity: Call To Ban Californian Grapes

- Green Party Biosecurity Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP today called on the Government to ban the import of Californian grape products as vineyards in California continue to be devastated by Pierce's Disease. See... Greens Call For Ban On Imported California Grapes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00137.htm


Jim Sutton Encouraged By Word From Washington

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton plans to discuss United States' moves to liberalise trade when he visits Washington DC next month. See... Sutton Welcomes United States Trade Comment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00135.htm


Keith Locke A Roading Reactionary Says Webster

- Reactionary Green MP Keith Locke is at best confused, and at worst an ideological dupe, ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster said today. See... Give us Back our Car Keys, Keith [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00132.htm


International Women’s Day - FULL COVERAGE

- Acting Women's Affairs Minister Sandra Lee says New Zealand welcomes the launch of the Millennium Peace Prize for Women, the first award of its kind to honour women for peace-building, to mark International Women's Day today. See... New International Peace Prize For Women Welcomed [1] MORE: - LIZ GORDON - Liz Gordon International Women's Day Speech [2] - LAILA HARRE - Message to 14 Weeks Paid Parental Leave Rally [3] - NATS - Irony In International Women's Day [4] - MINISTRY OF WOMEN’S AFFAIRS - International Women’s Day [5] - NZUSA - End Rape And Violence On Working Women's Day [6] - UNITED NATIONS - International Women's Day, 8 March [7] and Status of Women [8] - US STATE DEPT - Women's Day Celebrates 90 Years [9] - LINDSAY PERIGO - Lindsay Perigo: Say 'FTG' to Ugly Wimmin [10] - LIBERTARIANZ - Feminists Need To Face Biological Reality [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00131.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00130.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00105.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00027.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0103/S00013.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00049.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00048.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00047.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00049.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00028.htm

TOP SCOOPS

Govt Can’t Make Radical Defence Changes Alone

- Critical defence changes being planned by the Government require across the board political consensus before implementation because of their long term impact on New Zealand, says United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... Defence Changes Require Political Consensus [1] MORE: -NATS - God Defend NZ Because Govt Won't [2] - ACT - Helen Clark Puts New Zealand Families at Risk [3] - NATS - PM Hell-Bent On Dumbing Down Defence [4] - GREENS - Greens Welcome Frigate Replacement [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00144.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00143.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00114.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00120.htm

GE Food On Shelves A Letdown For Consumers

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said consumers will be angry to learn that more genetically engineered foods have been approved for sale in New Zealand, even while a Royal Commission is sitting to consider what role GE should play in New Zealand's future. See... More GE Food Heads For Our Shelves [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00126.htm


Address The Issues, Don't Shoot The Messenger, King Told

- “Health Minister Annette King should take a cold shower after her personal attack on the chairperson of the NZ Medical Association Dr Pippa Mackay this morning over the withdrawal of GPs from maternity care,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. See... Health Minister Should Take A Cold Shower [1] and NZMA calls for urgent workforce action [2] . For an alternative view on the Maternity Services debate see Wellington Maternity Project's view... MATPRO Encouraged by Health Minister’s Endorsement [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00036.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00040.htm

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