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JUST POLITICS
Clock Is Ticking On Overstayers
Young Coppers Dropping Out
Peters Wants Independent Biosecurity Audit
From The Select Committee Rooms
Aid For Mongolians Hit By Bitter Winter
Anderton Praises His Ministry
Employment Strategy

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Sludge Report: Justice Sacrificed On The Auckland Waterfront
Hard News Is Here
Howard’s End: Dumb Bastards Close West Coast Monteith's Brewery
Cullen Says BoP Figures Show Recovering Economy While Others Slow
Hobbs Bunkle Report Poses Problem For PM
Unemployment Limbo Bar Keeps Inching Lower
Spouse House Stoush: Mrs Bradford Brings In Lawyers

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JUST POLITICS

Clock Is Ticking On Overstayers

- Overstayers have until 5pm Friday, March 30th, to legalise their stay in New Zealand under the Government's Transitional Policy, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel said today. See... Last Week For Transitional Policy Applications [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00412.htm


Young Coppers Dropping Out

- Figures obtained by National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall show more police are leaving the force earlier in their careers. See... Younger Police Leaving Force [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00411.htm


Peters Want’s Independent Biosecurity Audit

- Winston Peters has today called for an immediate audit of New Zealand’s bio-security border controls by an independent team of experts. See... Peters Calls For Independent Bio-Security Audit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00407.htm


From The Select Committee Rooms

- Select Committee Business From 16 March to 23 March 2001 Committee meetings There were 23 committee meetings, four of which were outside Wellington. The remainder were in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 16-23 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00406.htm


Aid For Mongolians Hit By Bitter Winter

- New Zealanders will help ease the fallout from another disastrous winter in Mongolia, says Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Matt Robson. See... Donation Advances Dzud Disaster Relief [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00404.htm


Anderton Praises His Ministry

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton today praised the Ministry of Economic Development for its investment in staff training and development. See... Anderton Praises Ministry Commitment To Training [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00403.htm


Employment Strategy

- The Hon Steve Maharey outlines the Government's employment strategy. See... Opportunity, Capacity, Participation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00397.htm


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Sludge Report: Justice Sacrificed On The Auckland Waterfront

- The other day Sludge happened along the Auckland waterfront past a gigantic quayside structure which has become the source of an incredible amount of pain among Auckland sub-contractors, their employees and their families. See... Sludge Report #56 – The Stink On Princes Wharf [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00166.htm


Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... was it ugly enough for you? In a tit-for-tat war so poisonous that the news media seemed embarrassed at being seen to cover it, National and Labour combined this week to drag each other's nearest and dearest through the gutter. See... HARD NEWS 23/3/01 - Confiscate Their Fax Machines [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00165.htm


Howard’s End: Dumb Bastards Close West Coast Monteith's Brewery

- There is both anger and bewilderment in Greymouth after Dominion Breweries(DB) announced the closure of the legendary Monteith's brewery yesterday, immediately putting 14 out of work and shifting production of this popular West Coast beer to Auckland. See... Howard's End: Dumb Bastards [1] REACTION: - Greens - Keep Montys On The Coast Says Green MP [2] - NZ First - Spot The Difference: Govt Lacks Regional Policy [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00401.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00405.htm

Cullen Says BoP Figures Show Recovering Economy While Others Slow

- "The December balance of payments figures are consistent with a strong export performance and good corporate profits in New Zealand," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... BOP Figures Paradoxical Sign Of Healthy Economy [1] and Increased Profits Drive Rise In BoP Deficit [2] REACTION: - Green - Foreign Ownership Makes BoP Deficit Worse [3] - Nats - Current Account Outlook Not So Rosy [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00402.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00163.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00410.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00409.htm


Hobbs Bunkle Report Poses Problem For PM

- The Auditor-General’s report on accommodation allowances for MPs living in Wellington has posed a problem for the Prime Minister, ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said. See... Auditor-General’s Report Presents a Poser for PM [1] FULL COVERAGE: - Marion Hobbs - Audit Office Report [2] - Helen Clark - PM Responds To Auditor-General's Report [3] - Winston Peters - Hobbs/Bunkle Clearance – In-House Inquiry Only [4] - Roger Sowry - Bunkle, Hobbs Get Away With It [5] - Jim Anderton - Anderton Welcomes Auditor's Report [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00395.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00381.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00382.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00385.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00383.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00378.htm


Unemployment Limbo Bar Keeps Inching Lower

- New Zealand's unemployment rate seems set to continue tracking down over the intermediate period ahead, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Maharey: How Low Can Unemployment Go? [1] . National reaction: Brain Drain A Factor In Employment Figures [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00400.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00408.htm


Spouse House Stoush: Mrs Bradford Brings In Lawyers

- Rosemary Bradford, wife of MP Max Bradford, has reacted to claims made by the Minister of Education, Trevor Mallard, in and out of the House last week. See... Spouse reacts to Mallard claims [1] Full Spouse House Stoush coverage on the Just Politics feature page [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00393.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics

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