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JUST POLITICS
ACT Offered Incentive To Improve Tertiary Policy
Undertaker’s Media Strategy Undermined By Eco-Moralists
Time To Reign In Max – Robson Asks Shipley
Ordinary Kiwis Non-Citizens When It Comes To Gambling
New Facility For Children Needing A Rest
Incubator For Premature Businesses
Scoop Images: Goff Pictured With Goosesteppers
Organic Opportunity Knocks On Time
Peter Dunne Finds A Quiet Revolution
Celebrating Elsie Locke
Correctives: Exploding Cow Crisis Deepens
MAY DAY: CTU’s Cuban Rally
Scoop Images: Battling Bechtel In Bolivia
Community Card: Back Up Words With Action, Nats Tell Greens

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Keith Rankin: Real Paid Parental Leave
Upton Online Diaspora Edition
Lindsay Perigo: What The Anzacs Died For
McCully Alleges Political Meddling Behind Cutler Resignation
Maharey Tells DWI Staff To Help Redundant Qantas Staff
Anzac Day Speeches & Statements
Community Card: Back Up Words With Action, Nats Tell Greens

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JUST POLITICS


ACT Offered Incentive To Improve Tertiary Policy

- In light of the ACT Party financing schemes made public by the Sunday Star Times, the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) is considering offering the ACT Party ONE MILLION DOLLARS in the hope that their tertiary education policy will improve. See... Students’ Association Offers ACT Olive Branch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00081.htm


Undertaker’s Media Strategy Undermined By Eco-Moralists

- ACT Conservation Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today condemned Sandra Lee for allowing ‘eco-moralists’ with fundamentalist philosophies to slow progress with threatened species. See... Eco-Moralists Slow Progress with Threatened Specie [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00383.htm


Time To Reign In Max – Robson Asks Shipley

- Disarmament Minister Matt Robson is asking the Opposition leader Jenny Shipley to reign in her defence spokesperson, after Mr Bradford today appeared to denounce international diplomacy and conciliation. See... Shipley Needs To Get Bradford Under Control [1] . Matt Robson was responding to a statement from Bradford saying he is living in the land of Noddy if he believes sweet-talking other nations instead of committing to defence will be enough to keep New Zealand secure. See... Robson In Land Of Noddy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00402.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00390.htm


Ordinary Kiwis Non-Citizens When It Comes To Gambling

- New Zealanders who are non-Maori, non-Pacific Islander or non-ethnic are being treated as non-citizens by the Government in its public consultation over the Gaming Review, National MP Murray McCully said today. See... Majority Of New Zealanders 'Non-Citizens' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00399.htm


New Facility For Children Needing A Rest

- Minister for Disability Issues Lianne Dalziel officially opened the new Garden Court children's respite care house in South Auckland today. See... Minister Opens Children's Respite House [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00398.htm


Incubator For Premature Businesses

- Pete Hodgson, Minister for Small Business, is announcing a support programme for business incubators tomorrow in Dunedin. See... Launch Of Incubator Support Programme Friday [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00396.htm


Goff Pictured With Goosesteppers

- Shots of Foreign Minister Phil Goff at a wreath-laying ceremony in Moscow at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Monday (Moscow time). See... Scoop Images: Goff At Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00393.htm


Organic Opportunity Knocks On Time

- Green Party MP Ian Ewen-Street today welcomed the release of a select committee report on organic food production in New Zealand, saying with food safety such a global concern the report could not be ignored. See... Report On New Zealand's Organic Opportunity Timely [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00391.htm


Peter Dunne Finds A Quiet Revolution

- A quiet revolution is underway in New Zealand politics, according to United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... Quiet Revolution Underway In NZ Politics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00387.htm


Celebrating Elsie Locke

- There will be a gathering in Wellington to celebrate the life and work of Elsie - writer, historian, champion of peace, the environment, and women's rights. See... A Celebration Of The Life And Work Of Elsie Locke [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00087.htm


Correctives: Exploding Cow Crisis Deepens

- “The foot in mouth crisis in Europe is spreading, and so is the exploding cow problem, which we first noted in Vonarlburg, Austria.” See... Correctives: Exploding Cow Problem Spreads!!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00086.htm


MAY DAY: CTU’s Cuban Rally

- An “I'm Union” campaign will be launched at a Wellington Unions May Day rally in Cuba Mall at lunchtime on May Day, Tuesday May 1st See... "I’m Union" May Day Rally [1] . See also.. Scoop Images: Christchurch Mayday Poster [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00084.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00082.htm


Scoop Images: Battling Bechtel In Bolivia

- Three photos of the picket outside the Bolivian Consulate, Auckland New Zealand on 23 April 2001. Photos by Wayne Martin Of Times Newspapers. See... Scoop Images: 23rd April Bolivian Consulate Picket [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00083.htm


TOP SCOOPS


Keith Rankin: Real Paid Parental Leave

- It appears that something called “paid parental leave” will be implemented by this government. I infer from Radio New Zealand reports that the new proposal will be, as National's 1999 parental tax credit was, the equivalent of a social welfare benefit. See... Keith Rankin: Another Measly Parental Benefit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00132.htm


Upton Online Diaspora Edition

- In this issue we consider the completely different way in which political drama is played out in France, the way in which bi-lateral relations are nurtured by countries with a serious approach to foreign relations, and agriculture as culture – the ingenious multi-functionality argument for agricultural subsidies. See... Upton-On-Line - Diaspora Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00134.htm


Lindsay Perigo: What The Anzacs Died For

- I didn't attend any Anzac Day ceremonies yesterday. Listening to clergymen & politicians prattling on about the very freedom they have destroyed is more than I can stomach. See... Lindsay Perigo: What Did Anzacs Fight For? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00133.htm


McCully Alleges Political Meddling Behind Cutler Resignation

- Both Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs and TVNZ chair Ross Armstrong have some explaining to do after the resignation of TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs Paul Cutler, says National MP Murray McCully. See... TVNZ exit raises questions of Minister and Chair [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00386.htm


Maharey Tells DWI Staff To Help Redundant Qantas Staff

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today he had asked Work and Income to ensure former Qantas New Zealand staff and other affected employees are aware of the assistance available to them from the Department. See... Work and Income briefing Qantas NZ staff [1] . See also... Anderton back to his business bashing self [2] . For earlier Qantas news click through to the JUST POLITICS [3] feature page.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00385.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00384.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Anzac Day Speeches & Statements

- The title of this address is "Lest we forget". We remember the sacrifices of those who died. We remember those who were injured. We remember those who lost loved ones. See... Lest we forget - Anderton ANZAC Speech [1] MORE: - Max Bradford - ANZAC Day a reminder of future defence needs [2] - Phil Goff - Goff Anzac Day Speech At NZ Service, Chunuk Bair [3] - Turkish International Service At Mehmetcik Abide [4] - Goff Speech Anzac Dawn Service At Gallopoli [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00378.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00381.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00377.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00376.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00375.htm


Community Card: Back Up Words With Action, Nats Tell Greens

- National is challenging the Green Party to demonstrate its commitment to low income people by either extracting a commitment from the Labour-Alliance Government that it will reinstate the community service card for the 48 thousand families affected, or it will withhold its support of next month's budget. See... Greens need to back up commitment [1] MORE: - United Future NZ - Card Debacle Shows Need For A Family Focus [2] - National - King Ignorant Of Community Card Savings [3] - Government - Maharey Moves To Clear Confusion Over Card [4] - Nats - Govt's Card Decision In Breach Of Human Rights Act [5] - ACT - Urgent Debate Sought On Plight Of Low-Paid Workers [6] - Annette King - Community Services Card to be reviewed [7] - Sue Bradford - Healthcare Eligibility Changes Unacceptable [8] - Roger Sowry - Govt Unfair To Low Income Workers [9] - Winston Peters - Government Removes The Incentive To Work [10] - Jim Anderton - No One Worse Off Under Community Card Adjustment [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00379.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00395.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00397.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00401.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00394.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00392.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00341.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00362.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00371.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00363.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00364.htm

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