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JUST POLITICS
Greens Call For Better Treatment For All Sick Veterans
Michael Cullen Talks Retirement With Grey Power
Hobbs Searching The Couch For Broadcasting Funding
Secret Agreement Threatens Food Safety
Good Employment News, But More Work To Do
ACT Have Ways Of Making You Talk
Tertiary Competition Matters To Wellington
School Zoning Hurts The Poor

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Upton On Line Diaspora Edition
Keith Rankin: The Public Are Right, Even When They’re Wrong
Lindsay Perigo On Te Papa Purchase
Cancer Report In King’s Hands
Oz Research Confirms NZ The Loser In Immigration Deal
TVNZ & TelstraSaturn Digital Alliance Deal Sealed

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Greens Call For Better Treatment For All Sick Veterans

- Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today welcomed the Government's move to provide better health services for Vietnam veterans and their families. See... Vietnam Vet Treament Must Apply To All Occupations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00095.htm


Michael Cullen Talks Retirement With Grey Power

- Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here. I would like to talk with you today about an important issue that is as close to your hearts as it is to mine; superannuation and retirement income. See... Speech To Grey Power AGM - Michael Cullen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00078.htm


Hobbs Searching The Couch For Broadcasting Funding

- Marian Hobbs' scramble for alternative funding gives the impression that broadcasting funding is more vulnerable now than it ever was under a National Government, National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today. Desperately seeking funding [1] EARLIER: Honour Pre-Election Broadcasting Promise [2] Minister Rejects Broadcasting Tax Claims [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00053.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00050.htm


Secret Agreement Threatens Food Safety

-Plans are well under way to spring a secretive trans-Tasman agreement designed to weaken food health and safety regulations on New Zealand, Green Party Safe Food spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... New Zealanders In Dark About Food Safety Changes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00094.htm


Good Employment News, But More Work To Do

- A fall of 24,048 registered unemployed since the election is welcome, but the Government remains committed to actively helping more beneficiaries off welfare and into real paying jobs, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Dropping Registered Unemployed Welcome [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00093.htm


ACT Have Ways Of Making You Talk

- The Minister of Conservation Sandra Lee’s inability or unwillingness to respond to Parliamentary letters and formal written questions has become farcical, ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... Lee’s Inability to Answer Questions is Farcical [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00089.htm


Tertiary Competition Matters To Wellington

- Wellington Mayoral candidates struggling to stand out should focus on the threat to the city if the Government does stamp out competition in education, ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Killing Tertiary Competition Could Hurt Wgtn [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00088.htm


School Zoning Hurts The Poor

- ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said today that only the wealthy had benefited from zoning since it was implemented last year. See... Rich Kids Win From Zoning [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00085.htm


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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Historic Places Trust Confidences – Community Social Services – Win Win Agreement’s With Oz – School Trustee Eligibility – Auckland Cancer Treatment – Phil Goff In D.C. – Gisborne Cancer Inquiry Report – Compliance Costs For Business – DHB Funding – Sustainable Farming Fund – ANZFA Changes – Waterfront Mediation – Electricity Industry Bill. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 April [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00036.htm


Upton On Line Diaspora Edition

- In this issue… Some reflections on New Zealand tourism (with all the benefit of distance), climate change (political rather than meteorological) and proportional representation with style – the French way. See... Upton Online: Tourism, Global Warming And PR [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00030.htm


Keith Rankin: The Public Are Right, Even When They’re Wrong

- A few months ago, the burghers and businesses of Onehunga were asked, by way of a postal referendum, whether the local water should be fluoridated. Onehunga has its own prized spring water. It is the only suburb of Auckland to not have its water fluoridated. See... Rankin: Sound Democracy or Foolish Politics? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00029.htm


Lindsay Perigo On Te Papa Purchase

- Yesterday we discussed something not worth discussing, except that you & I are paying for it - the "art work" comprising a couple of apples & a board for which the Te Papa museum has just paid $200,000. See... Lindsay Perigo: Portrait Of The Artist As A Con [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00035.htm

Cancer Report In King’s Hands

- Health Minister Annette King received the report on the cervical screening inquiry at 8am today. See... Minister Receives Report On "Gisborne Inquiry" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00091.htm


Oz Research Confirms NZ The Loser In Immigration Deal

- The latest report from Australia's Monash University is just another reinforcement that the New Zealand-Australia social security agreement was a 'win-win' for Australia and a 'lose-lose' for New Zealand, National's Immigration and Population spokesperson Marie Hasler said today. See... Australia wants our skills not our bills [1] . See also... Begging The Question: What future for Kiwis in Oz? [2] by Scoop columnist Jimmy Solen.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00197.htm

TVNZ & TelstraSaturn Digital Alliance Deal Sealed

- TVNZ and TelstraSaturn today announced the signing of the detailed agreements that form their digital television alliance, originally outlined in November 2000. See... TVNZ & TelstraSaturn Finalise Digital TV Alliance [1] REACTION: - Sky TV - Sky Confirms Its Offer To Carry Tv1 And Tv2 [2] - Marion Hobbs - TVNZ Telstra Saturn Alliance [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00076.htm

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