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JUST POLITICS
Collecting Tax On Maori Lease Compensation – An Issue Of Fairness Says Govt
Insider Trading Changes
Easter Trading
Airways UK Bid Always Destined For Failure
Early Education Teachers Leave In Droves
Bill To Protect Vulnerable Retirees
We’re Still Not Balancing Payments – Greens
Maori Can Choose The Electoral Roll That Suits

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Spouse Stoush: Whips Tell Hunt They'll Try To Be Good
Butchered Hector’s Dolphin Appalls Greens
Repetition Tackled In Voluntary Kids TV Advertising Guidelines
Business Confidence Holds
Beware Of Monteiths Hangover


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JUST POLITICS

Collecting Tax On Maori Lease Compensation – An Issue Of Fairness Says Govt

- The intention of the Maori Reserved Land Amendment Bill is to ensure that compensation is calculated on a fair basis for all the lessees affected by the reforms. See... Maori Reserved Land Amendment Bill [1] REACTION: - ACT - See... Cullen Dead Wrong On Lessees Tax [2] - Government Unleashes Taxman On Lessees [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00483.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00494.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00480.htm


Insider Trading Changes

- Acting Commerce Minister Trevor Mallard today announced changes to improve New Zealand’s insider trading regime See... Insider Trading Regime Changes Announced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00486.htm


Easter Trading

- The Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson will today introduce a bill which would allow garden centres to open on Easter Sunday this year. See... Garden centres law to be introduced for this year [1] REACTION: - Nats - Govt Not Solving Easter Trading Shambles [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00484.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00492.htm


Airways UK Bid Always Destined For Failure

- “Unable to string us along any further with vague tales of being held in reserve or doing well to be coming third, it is no surprise to hear that the New Zealand Airways Corporation was not successful in its bid to win the contract to provide air traffic control services to the United Kingdom’s National Air Traffic System” (NATS), New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters stated today. See... See... Confirmation Of Failure At Last [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00499.htm


Early Education Teachers Leave In Droves

- ACT education spokesman Donna Awatere Huata today said today that a record 2210 primary and early childhood school teachers had left New Zealand in the past twelve months to February this year. See... See... Record Numbers Of Early Education Teachers Leave [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00496.htm


Bill To Protect Vulnerable Retirees

- New Zealand's elderly are being ripped off by developers and operators of retirement villages because there are no legal protections in place for them, National's Senior Citizens spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott said today. See... See... Bill To Stop Retirement Village Abuse Of Elders [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00495.htm


We’re Still Not Balancing Payments – Greens

- The Green Party says its good news that import growth has stalled but more needs to be done to reduce New Zealand's trade deficit. See... Trade Deficit still over $1 Billion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00478.htm


Maori Can Choose The Electoral Roll That Suits

- The Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia and the Associate Minister of Justice Margaret Wilson have launched the 5-yearly Maori option. See... See... It’s Your Choice: Maori Roll Or General Roll [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00493.htm


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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Australian Defence Comparisons – Labour Market – Maori Lessee Compensation – Health Funding – National Rail Policy – Overworked Police – Teenage Dental Services – Historic Places Trust – School Roll Growth – Fire Service Pay Negotiations – Public Transport – Independent On Student Job Search. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00192.htm


Spouse Stoush: Whips Tell Hunt They'll Try To Be Good

- Following a meeting with the Speaker Jonathan Hunt this morning, the party whips have agreed to reign in attacks on MPs’ spouses and families – for now. See... Spouse Stoush Tensions Temporarily Simmer Down [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00190.htm


Butchered Hector’s Dolphin Appalls Greens

- Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said protection measures may be required to protect the endangered Hector's dolphin after a professionally filleted carcass was found on a Westport beach. See... Greens appalled at filleted rare dolphin (Image) [1] and Hector’s Protection Needed - WWF [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00490.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00091.htm


Repetition Tackled In Voluntary Kids TV Advertising Guidelines

- New voluntary guidelines for advertising and sponsorship during children’s television were announced today from a coalition of groups involved in children’s television. See... Guidelines For Children’s Television Advertising [1] REACTION: - ACT - See... Kids Win from Self-Regulation in Broadcasting [2] - Greens - Greens disappointed over guidelines for kids TV [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00485.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00487.htm


Business Confidence Holds

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the March National Bank business outlook showing continuing high confidence both in the general economic environment and in own company prospects. See... Cullen welcomes continuing high confidence [1] . See also DEUTSCHE BANK NBNZ Business Confidence (March) [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00482.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00200.htm


Beware Of Monteiths Hangover

- The Green Party is today congratulating DB Breweries for its decision to keep the Monteiths brewery in Greymouth open but is concerned about brewery workers’ jobs. See... Cheers Monteiths, but watch out for the hangover! [1] and Why Compromise Over Monteith's? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00481.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00476.htm

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