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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Cabinet Reshuffled, Samuels Promoted
PM Congratulates Kiwi Oscar Winner
David Miller: Dennis Tito, Space Tourist
PM’S PRESSER: Resurrecting Ministers
Improved BoP Courtesy Of Declining Imports
Greens Urge Govt To Buy Back Rail
Press Council Come Out Against Opinion Polls Bill
Cosiness with Monstrous Regime Demands Answers

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Northland And Rail Policy – Submarine Detections – Biosecurity – Submarines And Apologies – Economic Outlook - Foot and Mouth – DHB Budget Deficits - Teacher Vacancies – Dover Samuels – Marian Hobbs – Maori Option – Historic Places Trust. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00184.htm


Cabinet Reshuffled, Samuels Promoted

- Marian Hobbs will be sworn in as a Cabinet minister by the Chief Justice in her capacity as the Administrator of the Government at a special meeting of the Executive Council at 4.15 pm on Wednesday 28 March. Dover Samuels has been appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Economic Development and to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development. See... Reshuffle - Marian Hobbs returns to Cabinet [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00449.htm


PM Congratulates Kiwi Oscar Winner

- Russell Crowe's achievement in winning the coveted Best Actor award at this year's Academy Awards was truly outstanding, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark said today. See... Crowe's outstanding achievement [1] . See also... NEWSFLASH: Russell Crowe Wins Best Actor Oscar (Includes Full Winners List) [2] and Russell Crowe Leather Skirt Academy Award Horror!! [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00444.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00178.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00086.htm


David Miller: Dennis Tito, Space Tourist

- Last week NASA refused to allow American millionaire Dennis Tito to fly to the fledgling international space station Alpha after he paid the Russians US$20 million to join their crew. The incident is considered to be a serious blow to the already strained relationship between the US and Russia. See... David Miller: Welcome To The New Kind Of Tourism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00180.htm


PM’S PRESSER: Resurrecting Ministers

- Wellington Central MP Marion Hobbs can take back all of her Ministerial portfolios if she wants them, Prime Minister Helen Clark said at her post-cabinet press conference this afternoon. See... Hobbs Back In A Job, Samuels Could Be Promoted [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00179.htm


Improved BoP Courtesy Of Declining Imports

- The value of merchandise imports for February 2001 is $2,207 million, according to latest figures released by Statistics New Zealand. The rate of growth in the imports trend declined over most of last year and has shown no growth since November 2000. See... Imports Growth Stalls [1] and Overseas Merchandise Trade (Imports, February) [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00188.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00189.htm


Greens Urge Govt To Buy Back Rail

- To reverse the disintegration of the rail network, the Green Party proposes that central and local Government join together to regain ownership of the rail track. See... Getting New Zealand Back on Track [1] - Greens urge Government to 'Get Back On Track' [2] - Green rail plan good news for Auckland [3] - Green rail plan will benefit Wellington [4] REACTION: - RMTU - Rail Union Congratulates Greens Rail Plan [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00452.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00453.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00455.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00456.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00085.htm


Press Council Come Out Against Opinion Polls Bill

- The Press Council views with grave concern this proposal which is now before the House of Representatives as an unwarranted incursion into freedom of the press and accordingly free expression for all New Zealanders and their right to be informed. See… Press Council On Proposed Opinion Poll Legislation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00082.htm


Cosiness with Monstrous Regime Demands Answers

- “When Foreign Minister Phil Goff ranks friendship with North Korea--a bloodthirsty totalitarian dictatorship--above contributing to the collective defence of the region, I think some answers are in order,” says Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell. See... Clark Regime's North Korean Cosiness "Monstrous" [1] MORE: - Phil Goff - Historic Diplomatic Link With North Korea [2] - Peter Dunne - Dunne Criticises Decision To Recognise North Korea [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00418.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00434.htm

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