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JUST POLITICS
ACT Advise Goff To Heed US Greenhouse Effect Wisdom
Go Further And Faster Than Cull Report On Medical Complaints
Tribunal Says Crown OK
From The Select Committee Rooms
TOW Fisheries Commission Report Tabled
Wong Opens Asian Festival & Reminds Govt Of Asian Contribution
Hawkins Attack On Constable Unconscionable
Govt Extend Sympathy For Te Mana Death

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
Wilson Promises New Law Will Deliver Fair Property Division
Economy Grows, But Not As Much As Expected
Government Steps In To Secure Transport Network For Auckland


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ACT Advise Goff To Heed US Greenhouse Effect Wisdom

- “Phil Goff should listen carefully and take advice rather than dish it out when he meets with the Bush administration to discuss Kyoto protocol matters,” says ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley. See... Goff Should Take Advice Over Kyoto Protocol [1] FULL COVERAGE: - Govt - NZ Concerned At US Signals On Kyoto Protocol [2] - Greens - Greens Disgusted At US Kyoto Protocol Withdrawal [3] - Employers & Manufacturers - Call To Reassess NZ's Kyoto Plan [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00567.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00556.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00528.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00098.htm


Go Further And Faster Than Cull Report On Medical Complaints

- Green MP Sue Kedgley strongly supports the Cull Report's recommendations on adverse medical event processes - but says it does not go far or fast enough. See... Kedgley calls for speed and stats [1] FULL COVERAGE: - Govt - Streamlined Complaints And Disciplinary Process [2] - Greens - Bradford Urges Action On Cull Recommendations [3] - Alliance - Cull Report - Cartwright At Last [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00561.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00530.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00527.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00526.htm


Tribunal Says Crown OK

- The Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Margaret Wilson has welcomes the latest report from the Waitangi tribunal endorsing the Crown approach to the settlement of historical treaty claims. See... Tribunal endorses Crown approach [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00574.htm


From The Select Committee Rooms

- From 23 March to 30 March 2001 - There were 22 committee meetings. One meeting was in Christchurch; the others were in the parliamentary complex. See... Weekly Select Committee News - To 30th March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00573.htm


TOW Fisheries Commission Report Tabled

- The Minister of Maori Affairs, the Hon Parekura Horomia tabled in Parliament today the 1999 –2000 annual report of Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission. See... Te Ohu Kai Moana Annual Report [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00571.htm


Wong Opens Asian Festival & Reminds Govt Of Asian Contribution

- New Zealand's first MP of Asian ethnicity Pansy Wong is delighted that she will open Christchurch's Festival of Asia at the Arts Centre, 10.45am, Saturday 31 March. See... More than just food and entertainment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00570.htm


Hawkins Attack On Constable Unconscionable

- ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Ken Shirley is calling on Police Minister George Hawkins to apologise publicly to Senior police officer John Gower of Te Rapa for his unconscionable personal attack on him. See... Hawkins Must Apologise Now To Constable Gower [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00569.htm


Govt Extend Sympathy For Te Mana Death

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton have extended their sympathies to the family and colleagues of the naval technician who died today on board the HMNZS Te Mana. See... Death On HMNZS Te Mana [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00565.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so we skittle Pakistan for 104, both our openers get centuries and it's all on for young and old - and the drought breaks over Hamilton. Bugger. See... HARD NEWS 30/3/01 - Hit by a Train from the Past [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00208.htm

Wilson Promises New Law Will Deliver Fair Property Division

- The Associate Minister of Justice, Margaret Wilson says the Property (Relationships) Bill, which had its final reading today, will bring legal fairness to situations in which there has been none before including recognition of de facto property rights. See... Fairness where there was none before [1] . See also... Social Engineering Unleashed Today [2] and Couples Will Have To Change Their Behaviour - Relationship Services [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00563.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00555.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00101.htm


Economy Grows, But Not As Much As Expected

- Economic activity increased by 0.5 per cent in the December 2000 quarter, according to information released today by Statistics New Zealand. This follows a 0.8 per cent increase in the September quarter and a 1.0 per cent fall in the June quarter. See... Economy Grows 0.5 Per Cent [1] REACTION: - Michael Cullen - GDP figures a good story about sustainable growth [2] - Bill English - Is this as good as it gets? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00220.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00568.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00576.htm


Government Steps In To Secure Transport Network For Auckland

- The Crown will negotiate with Tranz Rail Limited to buy back the lease for the Auckland rail network (track, bridges, signals, buildings and tunnels but no trains), Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Crown Offers Auckland Joint Deal On Tranz Rail [1] REACTION: - Road Transport Forum - Truckers Commend Govt On Auckland Rail Decision [2] - ACT - Government Puts Transport Policy into Reverse [3] - Rail Proposal Stupid [4] - Auckland Regional Council - We’re delighted that Govt will be our partner [5] - Auckland Region Welcomes Crown Offer [6] - National - Response To Auckland Rail Announcement [7] - Greens - Greens Congratulate Government Over Rail Strategy [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00543.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00103.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00575.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00558.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0103/S00107.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0103/S00108.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00553.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00551.htm

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