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JUST POLITICS
It’s Still Safe To Be A Single Sex School
Careless Kiwi’s Endangering The Country’s Biosecurity
Pig swill Too Great A Risk
Car Black Market A Concern
Libz Exasperated By The Committee Effect
Mysterious Disappearances From Housing Waiting List
Pete Hodgson’s Creepy Dinner Guest
Postcards From A Foreign Minister In Chile
Turia Launches Whanau Development Initiative

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Howard’s End: Back To The Drawing Board On Climate Change
NZ & Oz Want Space Junk Rules
Virtual Soapbox Attracts Voices Across Political Spectrum
More Cash For Beneficiaries
Lower ACC Premiums
Bunkle Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Housegate

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JUST POLITICS

It’s Still Safe To Be A Single Sex School

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today reassured single sex schools that a law change would not force them to accept students of the opposite gender. See... Single Sex Schools Have Nothing To Fear [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00014.htm


Careless Kiwi’s Endangering The Country’s Biosecurity

- More than 40 per cent of all people entering New Zealand with undeclared food and other risk goods are New Zealanders, Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... New Zealanders Part Of The Problem: Sutton [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00013.htm


Pig swill Too Great A Risk

- National's Biosecurity and Boarder Control spokesperson Eric Roy has called for higher biosecurity standards to be imposed including an immediate ban on the feeding of uncooked pig swill. See... Raw Pig Swill Must Be Banned Now [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00010.htm


Car Black Market A Concern

- Concerns expressed by independent motor vehicle dealers over the sale of imported used cars through an illegal black market have some validity, Acting Customs Minister Jim Anderton says. See... Govt Moving On Illegal Car Sales [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00004.htm


Libz Exasperated By The Committee Effect

- Health Minister Annette King's response to alarming growth in health professional shortages is to form a committee. “Typical!” says Libertarianz Spokesman Sally O'Brien. See... When In Doubt, Form A Committee [1] . See also… Health Workforce Advisory Committee Members Named [2] and Health Workforce Committee Welcome News [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00003.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0104/S00002.htm


Mysterious Disappearances From Housing Waiting List

- The reason for the disappearance of more than 1,500 people off the state house waiting list is a mystery. One thing's for sure the Government hasn't found them a home, National Housing spokesperson David Carter said today. See... 1,500 People Disappear From HNZ List [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00018.htm


Pete Hodgson’s Creepy Dinner Guest

- I am very much in favour of the theme of this gathering. Sharing knowledge is critically important for sustainable management of fisheries. See... Pete Hodgson: A Crayfish At My Table [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00017.htm


Postcards From A Foreign Minister In Chile

- The success of an Auckland company in winning a multi-million dollar contract in Chile symbolises the opportunities available for business in Latin America, says Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Phil Goff. See... Goff Impressed By NZ Enterprise In Chile [1] and Goff Signs Working Holiday Agreement With Chile [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00016.htm


Turia Launches Whanau Development Initiative

- Associate Social Services and Employment (social services) and Maori Affairs (social development) Minister Tariana Turia today launched an exciting new whanau development initiative at Terenga Paraoa Marae, in Whangarei. See... Atawhainga Te Pa Harakeke Launched [1] and Launch Of 'Atawhaingia Te Pa Harakeke [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00012.htm

TOP SCOOPS

Howard’s End: Back To The Drawing Board On Climate Change

- United States President, George Bush, is meeting a barrage of criticism over his decision to back away from regulating carbon emissions under the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. But he was only hastening the inevitable, so now its back to the Kyoto drawing board. See... Howard's End: Rethinking Climate Change [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00004.htm


NZ & Oz Want Space Junk Rules

- The New Zealand and Australian Foreign Ministers have expressed their understanding of concerns raised by their Latin American colleagues in relation to the re-entry of space debris into the earth's atmosphere. See... Call For Rules On Space Debris [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00590.htm


Virtual Soapbox Attracts Voices Across Political Spectrum

- David Buckingham and Patrick Quinn-Graham last month launched Soapbox.co.nz, a new website set-up as a content exchange for the opinion columns of New Zealanders. See... New Zealander’s find their Soapbox [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00001.htm


More Cash For Beneficiaries

- Increased payments for beneficiaries, student allowance recipients, superannuiants and veterans and the abolition of the work-for-the dole scheme take effect from today. See... Benefits and super rise, work-for-dole abolished [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00001.htm


Lower ACC Premiums

- ACC’s lower premium rates that come into effect for most people today mean New Zealanders will save nearly $220 million on personal injury insurance this year, ACC chief executive Garry Wilson said today. See... ACC Premiums Reduce Over $500 Million In Two Years [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00001.htm

Bunkle Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Housegate

- Phillida Bunkle is pleased to have been cleared of any wrong doing by the Registrar of Electors for Wellington Central today. See... Registrar Clears Phillida Bunkle [1] REACTION: - Prime Minister - Bunkle report [2] - Jim Anderton- Report of Registrar of Electors [3] - ACT - Bunkle’s Lucky Break [4] - National - Bunkle report bizarre and inconclusive [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00585.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00586.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00584.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00589.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00582.htm


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