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ACT Support Fisheries Commission Appeal Opposition
Enrol Online
BUDGET 2001: Funds Committed To Tourism
BUDGET 2001: $700,000 For Northland Regional Development
No Financial Relief For Investors From Jaffe’s Imprisonment
ACT Fight Retrospective Tax Grab Online
Release Secret Industrial Relations Reviews – Nats
Gosche Launches Pacific Sound Archives
Save Smokers From Government Zealots

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Export Credit Office Opens July
Pete Poo Poos Fart Tax
Fiji At The Crossroads
DoC A Major Regional Development Stumbling Block
Maori TV “PC Gesturing” - ACT
Anti Casino Group Deserve Medal, Not Legal Bill
Alcohol Strategy launched

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JUST POLITICS


ACT Support Fisheries Commission Appeal Opposition

- TOW Fisheries Commission - ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today supported the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission against critics of its involvement opposing a Privy Council Appeal over distribution of Maori fishing assets. See... Fisheries Commission Is Correct To Oppose Appeal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00416.htm


Enrol Online

- Eligible electors are now able to enrol and update their enrolment details online at the elections website www.elections.org.nz. See... Voters Able To Enrol Online At Elections Website [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00417.htm


BUDGET 2001: Funds Committed To Tourism

- The Government has made a significant funding commitment in response to the New Zealand Tourism Strategy, the Minister of Tourism Mark Burton announced today. See... Funding commitment to implement Tourism Strategy [1] MORE: - On-Going Funding For Crucial Tourism Research [2] - Funding For Maori Regional Tourism [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00413.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00414.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00415.htm


BUDGET 2001: $700,000 For Northland Regional Development

- Regional development initiatives announced today totalling $700,000, will go a considerable way to helping Northland people make the most of their region’s potential. See... BUDGET 2001: Development work in Northland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00409.htm


No Financial Relief For Investors From Jaffe’s Imprisonment

- “The four year prison sentence handed down to Eric Isadore Jaffe, for swindling $2.6 million from a number of retired people, many of whom reside in Tauranga, does little to restore their faith in the ability of the Commerce Commission, which through its inaction, allowed this individual to prey, unscrupulously, upon the financial inexperience of innocent people with such disastrous consequences, said NZ First Leader Winston Peters. See... Jaffe Imprisonment: No Relief For Investors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00412.htm


ACT Fight Retrospective Tax Grab Online

- ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that ACT’s webpage set up to stop Michael Cullen’s retrospective tax grab on schools and tourist operators was proving a big hit. See... ACT Launches “Fight The Tax Grab” Webpage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00410.htm


Release Secret Industrial Relations Reviews – Nats

- National's Industrial Relations Spokesperson Lockwood Smith is calling on the Government to release immediately the secret reviews it's been carrying out on key industrial relations issues. See... Secret Workplace Reviews Must Be Made Public [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00404.htm


Gosche Launches Pacific Sound Archives

- The sounds and music of the Pacific will be preserved in the first Pacific Island Sound Archives, launched today by Pacific Island Affairs Minister Mark Gosche and contemporary Pacific musicians at the Otara Music Arts Centre. See... Pacific Sounds Preserved [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00402.htm


Save Smokers From Government Zealots

- Extreme zealots in the government are over-stepping the mark by trying to ban smoking in bars and restaurants, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... Anti-Smoking Fanatics Going Too Far [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00401.htm

TOP SCOOPS

Export Credit Office Opens July

- The Government’s new export credit scheme will start operations on 1 July, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pete Hodgson announced today. See... Export Credit Office to open 1 July [1] . See also ... Export Guarantee No Substitute For Sound Policy - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00408.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00411.htm


Pete Poo Poos Fart Tax

- Research and development, not taxation, offers the best prospects for reducing methane emissions from sheep and cattle, says Pete Hodgson, Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change. See... Research The Answer To Agricultural Greenhouse Gas [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00406.htm


Fiji At The Crossroads

- One year on from the coup Fiji faces a crucial phase of its history following the crippling effects of the events of last May 19, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today See... Fiji – A Year On From The Coup [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00395.htm


DoC A Major Regional Development Stumbling Block

- The Government must urgently conduct a total review of the Department of Conservation's role, ACT Conservation Spokesman MP Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... West Coast Mine Proposal Shows Need for DoC Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00407.htm


Maori TV “PC Gesturing” - ACT

- Spending at least $29 million on a new Government-owned Maori language television channel is a waste of money, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today. See... Labour Politicians Buy A New TV Channel [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00405.htm


Anti Casino Group Deserve Medal, Not Legal Bill

- The Casino Control Authority has recently indicated that it will be seeking $126,500 from a group who opposed the Riverside Casino in Hamilton. This group is made up 14 Hamilton citizens and organisations, including a few local churches. See... Scoop Feedback: Who Are True Public Servants? [1] . See also... Hawkins: Costs Sought in Riverside Casino Case [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00383.htm


Alcohol Strategy launched

- ACTING HEALTH Minister Tariana Turia today launched the Government's National Alcohol Strategy, calling for government and non-government agencies, the wider community and individuals to work together to help minimise alcohol-related harm. See... Minister Releases National Alcohol Strategy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00397.htm

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