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JUST POLITICS
Young Nats Want More Guns, Big Ones!
MAF And Maori Get Down To The Huiing
From The Select Committee Rooms
Backbench Bunkle Will Not be Silenced
Fallen Rimus To Lay Where they Lie
The Dunne Delegation Do Asia
Long Term Unemployed In For The Long Haul
Treasury Surplus Expected

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Tranz Rail Voted Worst Transnational Corporation
Nelson Becomes A GE Free Zone
Radiation Staff Shortage Tip Of The Iceberg
Behind The News: ANZFA or FSANZ?

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JUST POLITICS

Young Nats Want More Guns, Big Ones!

- Defence in New Zealand sits at a cross-roads and I would suggest that the current government, with little or no debate, is shunting us down the dark and narrow path of isolationism. See... Introduction to Defence Forum - Grant Tyrrell [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00020.htm


MAF And Maori Get Down To The Huiing

- The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will be outlining their response to messages received from Maori in 1998 at 12 consultation hui around the country over the following 10 weeks. See... MAF Responds To Messages From Maori [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00021.htm


From The Select Committee Rooms

- From 30 March to 6 April 2001 there were 17 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... This Week's Select Committee News - 6 April [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00126.htm


Backbench Bunkle Will Not be Silenced

- “Investment in women’s health is the best value investment any government can make in its society’s welfare,” Alliance health spokesperson Phillida Bunkle said today. See... Women’s Health Surest Road To Quality Of Life [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00125.htm


Fallen Rimus To Lay Where they Lie

- ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said today the Government was wrongly trying to take credit for employment figures it had little influence over. See... Govt Fails On Long Term Unemployment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00123.htm


The Dunne Delegation Do Asia

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, will lead a multi party delegation to the Republic of China on Taiwan next week. See... NZ Politicians To Meet Taiwan's Premier Next Week [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00119.htm


Long Term Unemployed In For The Long Haul

- ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said today the Government was wrongly trying to take credit for employment figures it had little influence over. See... Govt Fails On Long Term Unemployment [1] and Long Term Unemployed Numbers Exploding [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00115.htm


Treasury Surplus Expected

- “The Crown Statements for the eight months to the end of February show the Government is easily meeting all of its fiscal targets and is running a structural surplus,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Liability Valuation Changes Reduce Final Surplus [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00118.htm

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Tranz Rail Voted Worst Transnational Corporation

- By now, you will have realised by elimination that the winner must be Tranz Rail, the first TNC to have the ignominy of winning this award twice. It was selected because it scored badly on so many criteria. See... Tranz Rail Wins Roger Award [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00018.htm


Nelson Becomes A GE Free Zone

- Tonight’s vote by Nelson City Council to make Nelson city a GE Free zone makes Nelson the first GE Free and Nuclear Free city to be established in New Zealand (possibly the world). Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said said she was absolutely delighted at tonight's decision by the Nelson City Council to declare Nelson GE-Free. See... Nelson First City To Become GE Free Zone [1] REACTION: - Greens - Three Cheers For GE-Free Nelson!! - Greens [2] - Life Sciences Network - Nelson City GE Decision – Emotion Over Reason [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00117.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00019.htm

Radiation Staff Shortage Tip Of The Iceberg

- “Urgent action is needed to avoid the growing recruitment and retention crisis for public hospital senior doctors. The current crisis for radiation specialists is the tip of a much larger iceberg,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists. See... Urgent Action To Address Recruitment And Retention [1] and Minister should act on patient waiting time crisis - Nats [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0104/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00113.htm

Behind The News: ANZFA or FSANZ?

- As a new service at the end of most news days Scoop is able to provide a "background source" to an emerging story or issue as it begins to play out in the media. A case in point are the changes in the way that the joint Australia and New Zealand food regulatory regime will operate. The lead agency is the Australia New Zealand Food Authority [1] . Scoop has tracked down more information on the legislation now under debate in Australia - see Food Authority Amendment [2] . As Green MP Sue Kedgley has raised this is not legislation that will be debated in the New Zealand Parliament. MORE: - Greens - Kedgley: PM should keep control of food standards [3] - New Zealanders In Dark About Food Safety Changes [4] - Grocery Marketers Association - One Stop Shop For Food Safety [5]


[1] - http://www.anzfa.gov.au
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0104/S00039.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00129.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00094.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0104/S00014.htm


Katya Rivas: Being The Mother Of God

- “Many prophets spoke about me: they prophesied that it was necessary for me to suffer to become worthy of being the Mother of God,” the Virgin Mary describing what it is like to be the mother of God. See... Katya Rivas: The Sorrows of the Virgin Mary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00040.htm


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