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JUST POLITICS
$100m Dividend For Govt From Meridian
Hydro Electric Lakes Dangerously Low
Hewison Case A Lesson In Mutual Respect For Police
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Scheme To Safeguard Houses Against Burglars
Smith Calls For Inquiry Into Transport Of Toxic Chemicals
Fifty Grand For Christchurch Environment Centre
Throwing Cash At Kids Won’t Help Them Learn

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Hard News Is Here!
Sludge Feedback: Re: Catch 22 For Hartner Creditors
Conservation Minister Risks A PC Mudslide
Scoop Link: Labour Wins UK General Election
Diesel: Shell Insults Aucklanders’ Intelligence
Lashlie’s ‘Angelic Boy’ Had Real Life Doppelganger

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JUST POLITICS

$100m Dividend For Govt From Meridian

- Meridian Energy's unexpected special dividend results from excellent Board governance and skilled management, State Owned Enterprises Minister Mark Burton said. See... Special Dividend From Meridian Energy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00100.htm


Hydro Electric Lakes Dangerously Low

- The Government is keeping watch on electricity hydro lake storage levels, which are now below two-thirds of the average for this time of year. See... Govt On Hydro Lake Watch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00093.htm


Hewison Case A Lesson In Mutual Respect For Police

- Today's High Court decision in the case involving Anthony Hewison is a wake-up call for the Police, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall, said today. See... Hewison Case A Wake-Up Call For Police [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00092.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were 12 committee meetings this week. The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee met four times in Canberra, Australia. Two other committees and one subcommittee met outside Wellington. The remainder met in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 1-8 June 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00104.htm


Scheme To Safeguard Houses Against Burglars

- Justice Minister Phil Goff launched a scheme today to make people's homes safer against burglars. See... Goff Launches Scheme To Make Homes Safer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00103.htm


Smith Calls For Inquiry Into Transport Of Toxic Chemicals

- National's Environment spokesperson Nick Smith today called for a Ministerial Inquiry into the storage of chemicals on trucks after two serious toxic spills in as many weeks on roads in the north of the South Island. See... Toxic Spills Triggers Call For Inquiry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00101.htm


Fifty Grand For Christchurch Environment Centre

- Environment Minister Marian Hobbs will present a $50,000 cheque to staff, volunteers and management at the Christchurch Environment Centre today. See... $50K Cheque For Christchurch Environment Centre [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00099.htm


Throwing Cash At Kids Won’t Help Them Learn

- The Early Childhood Sector is being manipulated by the Education Minister to score political points, National's Early Childhood Education spokesperson Anne Tolley said today. See... Equity money no guarantee of results [1] and Equity Funding For Early Childhood Sector [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00088.htm

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... bugger the politics. Bugger the news. There's a game of rugby on. A real one, evoking traditions that were alive before Rupert Murdoch was born. See... HARD NEWS 08/06/01 - Mmmmm ... Meat! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00047.htm

Sludge Feedback: Re: Catch 22 For Hartner Creditors

- Your piece in today's "just politics" reminded me of the Security Commission's 1988 report to Geoffrey Palmer on my 1988 report on alleged widespread property frauds which led to the sudden collapse of the RSL and Landbase groups of companies. See... Sludge Feedback: Shades Of RSL In Hartner Decision [1] and Sludge Report #82 - Catch 22 For Hartner Creditors [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00037.htm


Conservation Minister Risks A PC Mudslide

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee is putting lives at risk in the name of political correctness by not proceeding with minor earthworks on the crater lake of Mr Ruapehu to prevent a recurrence of the lethal lahar that caused the Tangiwai disaster, National Conservation spokesperson Nick Smith said today. See... Political correctness risks repeat of Tangiwai [1] and Smith "Recklessly Alarmist" Says Lee [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00098.htm


Scoop Link: Labour Wins UK General Election

- Tony Blair has been returned to power as the Tory opposition is crushed again. See… http://news.bbc.co.uk/vote2001/ for coverage of the election as it unfolds. See also... Clark Congratulates Blair On Election Victory [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00106.htm

Diesel: Shell Insults Aucklanders’ Intelligence

- ARC Chairman Phil Warren says Shell New Zealand’s arguments against the introduction of cleaner diesel in Auckland are hollow and an insult to the intelligence of the region’s people. See... Shell’s Diesel Arguments Ring Hollow [1] MORE: - BP - BP Pushes For Cleaner Diesel For Auckland [2] - Greens - Need Gov't Regulations To Decrease Diesel Sulpur [3] - Shell - Shell Questions ARC’s Diesel Sensibilities [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0106/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00102.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00053.htm


Lashlie’s ‘Angelic Boy’ Had Real Life Doppelganger

- The expulsion of an angelic five-year old boy just weeks before SES manager Celia Lashlie was dismissed from her position for speaking out about a fictitious five-year old child was kept secret while education officials searched for a new school prepared to take the Palmerston North boy deemed a danger to staff and students. See... Children With Special Needs [1] . See also… Kimberley Closing? [2] and Specialist Care Essential [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00019.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00018.htm

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