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JUST POLITICS
Official Information Not Revealing Enough For Ryall
Biosecurity In The Feet Of Travellers
Ian Ewen-Street Looking Forward To Organics Report
No New Fat To Chew In Youth Health Report
Sensible & Pragmatic Dunne Suggests A Role For Unions
Goff Gives Russian Foreign Minister A Talking To
Time For Political Waterfront Mediation To Stop
Speechifying…
QANTAS NZ COLLAPSE FULL COVERAGE: EMA Find Chamber Of Commerce Call 'Incredible'

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
King Foreshadows Demise Of Community Services Card
PM’s Presser: Few Remaining POWs Finally Get Compo
Politicians Across The Spectrum Remember Old Friend
Way To Go On Republicanism National, Says Green MP

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JUST POLITICS


Official Information Not Revealing Enough For Ryall

- Documents obtained by National under the Official Information Act paint a picture of mounting tension between Police and the Minister, and are notable more for what's not included than what is, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... What is Hawkins hiding? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00354.htm


Biosecurity In The Feet Of Travellers

- “All travelling New Zealanders should take the responsibility of keeping the foot-and-mouth disease from entering the country,” National's Biosecurity spokesperson Eric Roy said today on his return from a trip to Britain. See... Travellers responsible for preventing FMD [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00351.htm


Ian Ewen-Street Looking Forward To Organics Report

- A select committee inquiry into the potential of organic food production in New Zealand will publicly release its report this Thursday (26 April) at Commonsense Organics, 260 Wakefield Street, at 2pm. See... Organics Inquiry Released On Thursday [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00370.htm


No New Fat To Chew In Youth Health Report

- The long awaited Youth Development Strategy discussion document, finally released today after seventeen months of hype, is full of platitudes without actually saying anything new,” National's Youth Affairs spokesperson Simon Power said. See... Youth Document Full Of Platitudes [1] and Launch of proposed Youth Development Strategy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00368.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00359.htm


Sensible & Pragmatic Dunne Suggests A Role For Unions

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says unions ought to be taking a leading role in establishing income protection cover for their members in the event of business collapse. See... Income Protection Plans - A Role For Unions? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00365.htm


Goff Gives Russian Foreign Minister A Talking To

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff condemned actions by Chechnyan terrorists but told Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov that abuses of human rights in Chechnya by Russian troops was also unacceptable. See... Chechnya Human Rights Abuses Subject Of Talks [1] . See also… Trade Prospects With Russia Improving [2] and Goff Moscow Business Breakfast Speech [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00361.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00358.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00352.htm


Time For Political Waterfront Mediation To Stop

- The flawed mediation of the South Island waterfront dispute should be dropped, National's Industrial Relations spokesperson Lockwood Smith said today. See... Political Waterfront Mediation Should Cease [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00360.htm


Speechifying…

- Paul Swain - E- Vision - Digital Interactive Breakfast Series [1] - Michael Cullen - Address to the Ahuriri Rotary Club - Cullen [2] - Tariana Turia - Speech to Northcote Labour Party LEC AGM [3] - Launch of Whanau Reconciliation Service - Speech [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00367.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00357.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00356.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00355.htm


QANTAS NZ COLLAPSE FULL COVERAGE: EMA Find Chamber Of Commerce Call 'Incredible'

- The call on television last night by Chamber of Commerce chief, Michael Barnett, for Qantas New Zealand owners to front up with more money than they have already lost is incredible, says Alasdair Thompson, the chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern). See... Attack On Shareholder Responsibilities Incredible [1] and Auckland Chamber of Commerce On Qantas [2] MORE: - Jim Anderton - Govt ready to help with new airline [3] - Belinda Vernon - Govt must take decisive action in wake of Qantas [4] - Jenny Shipley - Urgent Action Needed On Major Air Travel Issues [5] - Tasman Pacific - Qantas New Zealand services grind to a halt [6] - Wellington International Airport - Airport Comment On Qantas NZ Cessation Of Service [7] - Draft WIAL April 24th Press Release And April 20th Letter To Qantas [8] - WIAL and Qantas Liquidation Fact Sheet [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00158.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00149.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00322.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00315.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00332.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00110.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00144.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00146.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0104/S00145.htm

TOP SCOOPS


King Foreshadows Demise Of Community Services Card

- "In the Government's view, the card has always been a blunt instrument in terms of securing access to affordable health care for low income New Zealanders,” said Health Minister Annette King. See... Community Services Card to be reviewed [1] REACTION: - Greens - Healthcare Eligibility Changes Unacceptable [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00341.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00362.htm

PM’s Presser: Few Remaining POWs Finally Get Compo

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today said she was sorry it has taken over 55 years for New Zealand soldiers held by Japan during the Second World War to be compensated by the Government for their horrendous treatment by the Japanese. See... PM Sorry For POWs Long Wait For Compensation [1] The War Veterans Package: - Ex gratia payments to ex-POWs of Japan [2] - Transfer of Veterans' Pension legislation [3] - Better recognition and support for war veterans [4] - Veterans case management and one-stop shop [5] - Better health treatment for veterans' children [6] - Veterans' package fact sheet [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00346.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00345.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00344.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00349.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00348.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00347.htm


Politicians Across The Spectrum Remember Old Friend

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today paid tribute to her former colleague, Trevor de Cleene, saying the former Labour MP would be remembered for his commitment to his beliefs along with his wit and irreverence. See... Trevor de Cleene 'committed, witty and irreverent' [1] MORE TRIBUTES: - Jenny Shipley - Trevor de Cleene [2] - Margaret Wilson - Margaret Wilson on the death of Trevor de Cleene [3] - Richard Prebble - Prebble Pays Tribute to Trevor de Cleene [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00353.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00335.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00337.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00333.htm


Way To Go On Republicanism National, Says Green MP

- Green Party MP Keith Locke today welcomed a new openness from the National Party towards New Zealand becoming a republic. See... Locke welcomes Nats' republican leanings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00338.htm


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