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JUST POLITICS
Dyson Returns To Cabinet Next Tuesday
Ethnic Wishes Ignored In Merging RRO
New Civil Court Fees
More govt.net: Community Funding Online
Good Steady Start To The Year
Sutton Journeys To The East
Shipley To China APEC CEO Forum
NZ Welcomes Jose Ramos Horta
These Are the Days Of Our Select Committees
Te Ra o Tanemahuta - Arbor Day Is So Yesterday
Carter & Bunkle United On Call For Parry Investigation
Linwood Goes Digital

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Eco-Economy: Cullen’s Blind Alley
Lindsay Perigo: The Price Of Liberty

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JUST POLITICS

Dyson Returns To Cabinet Next Tuesday

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that Ruth Dyson will be formally reappointed as a minister on Tuesday, 5 June. See... Ruth Dyson to be reappointed as Minister [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00010.htm

Ethnic Wishes Ignored In Merging RRO

- The Government has turned its back on ethnic New Zealanders' overwhelming plea to maintain the independent status of the Race Relations Office, National's Ethnic Affairs spokesperson Pansy Wong said today. See... Office merger goes against ethnic wishes [1] and Not the time to diminish conciliator's role [2] MORE: - Govt - New Human Rights Law Later This Year [3] - HRC - Commission Welcomes Change [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00695.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00694.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00683.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00151.htm


New Civil Court Fees

- Fees for many Disputes Tribunal hearings will fall, while many District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal fees will increase, Courts Minister Matt Robson announced today. See... New civil court fees [1] and Principles for the setting of Civil Court Fees [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00692.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00693.htm


More govt.net: Community Funding Online

- Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector Steve Maharey will launch the first truly online Internet-based government grants scheme in Christchurch this Friday. See... Community Funding Goes Online [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00007.htm


Good Steady Start To The Year

- “The National Bank regional survey for the March quarter suggests that the economy got off to a solid start in 2001,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Survey suggests solid start to year [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00006.htm


Sutton Journeys To The East

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton leaves for a two-week trip to China on Monday. See... Trade Minister To China For APEC And Trade Mission [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00691.htm


Shipley To China APEC CEO Forum

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley will travel to China next week to deliver a keynote speech to an APEC CEO Forum. See... Shipley to speak at APEC CEO Forum in China [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00005.htm


NZ Welcomes Jose Ramos Horta

- East Timor Cabinet Member for Foreign Affairs, Dr Jose Ramos Horta, will visit New Zealand next week, acting Foreign Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... East Timorese foreign minister to visit NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00004.htm


These Are the Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were seven committee meetings this week, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Weekly Select Committee News Bulletin – 1 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00003.htm


Te Ra o Tanemahuta - Arbor Day Is So Yesterday

- The concept of a national day celebrating conservation and caring for our natural heritage is gaining momentum, National's Georgina te Heuheu said today. See... The Day Of Tanemahuta Gains Momentum [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00002.htm


Carter & Bunkle United On Call For Parry Investigation

- National's Northland MP John Carter says he is pleased Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle has today joined him in his calls for the Minister of Health to order a proper investigation of the Graham Parry case. See... Parry Case Must Be Properly Investigated [1] and Graham Parry’s Former Patients Outraged [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00690.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00681.htm


Linwood Goes Digital

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard 'switched on' the new Linwood Intermediate study support centre this afternoon to mark its receipt of $50,000 worth of ICT equipment as part of the Government-Business digital opportunities pilot project. See... Digital Opportunities At Linwood Intermediate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00001.htm

TOP SCOOPS


Hard News Is Here!

- My story will shock and horrify New Zealand. When I get my day in court the public will finally hear the terrible truth about the cruel things that have been said about me and done to me by people who can't handle the way I wear 'Other radio stations are shit' t-shirts and grow sideburns south of my earlobes. And most of all, they'll hear about me, me, me. See... HARD NEWS 01/06/01 - All About Me [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00005.htm


Eco-Economy: Cullen’s Blind Alley

- Labour’s Super Fund is quickly becoming a financial and political disaster. Moreover, the scheme is insulting to young New Zealanders. It would be better for the Labour government to quietly let it drop. See... Eco-Economy: Super Scheme is Political Suicide [1] . See also... Sludge Report #73 – Borrowing And Saving [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00166.htm


Lindsay Perigo: The Price Of Liberty

- There was some discussion yesterday about the origin of the statement, "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." I mused that, though Jefferson said it, he wasn't the first, & that I thought it had originally been stated by an Irishman. See... Lindsay Perigo: Eternal Insolence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00001.htm


News Hounds Off The Scent

- Journalists at the national news agency NZPA are on strike again. They walked off the job at 11.30pm yesterday (Thursday) and are not expected to return to work until noon today. See... NZPA Journalists Strike [1] . EARLIER: NZ Herald talks fail [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0105/S00272.htm

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