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JUST POLITICS
Peters Anticipates Super Deal
Punitive Korean Whiteware Duties Struck
Australia a Branch Economy – NZ a Twiglet
Power Crisis
Immigration Blunder Buck Stops With Dalziel
Truncated Life Sentence Not Good Enough
Mark Calls For Inquiry Into Prison Corruption Allegations
Fisheries Issues Must Be Resolved By Maori, Not Law Lords
Tributes To Duncan MacIntyre

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Sludge: 60 Minutes Kills The Silence
UK Election Post Mortem With Richard Prebble
No logo Campaigner On Tour In NZ
Motor Industry Backs ARC’s Low-sulphur Diesel Call

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Peters Anticipates Super Deal

- “As part of an all day meeting the New Zealand First caucus was briefed on events to date and is optimistic that it can reach an agreement on Superannuation with Labour,” said Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today. See... New Zealand First Confident Of Agreement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00122.htm

Punitive Korean Whiteware Duties Struck

- Commerce Minister Paul Swain has imposed final anti-dumping duties on refrigerators and washing machines from Korea. See... Anti-dumping duties imposed on Korean whiteware [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00127.htm


Australia a Branch – NZ a Twiglet

- Australian fears that their competition law will make Australia a “branch economy” show our Commerce Amendment Act last month will make us no more than a twiglet on the Australian branch, ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Government Makes New Zealand a Twiglet Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00126.htm


Power Crisis

- Energy Minister Pete Hodgson has been assured by the electricity national grid operator Transpower that it can implement transmission changes in less than two weeks that should help lower wholesale electricity prices. See... More electricity to flow south [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00125.htm


Immigration Blunder Buck Stops With Dalziel

- Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel must take responsibility for the eviction of a 10-year-old girl from her home for deportation, National MPs said today. "I expect Lianne Dalziel will again blame offiicials for this shocking attempted deportation, only nine months after the wrongful deportation of the Milla family to the Phillipines," Marie Hasler said. See... Minister Responsible For Attempt To Deport Girl [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00121.htm


Truncated Life Sentence Not Good Enough

- ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today he hoped decent people would make it intolerable for murderer Shane Rogers to attend Mystery Creek Fieldays in Hamilton. See... Hound The Murderer At Mystery Creek [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00120.htm


Mark Calls For Inquiry Into Prison Corruption Allegations

- New Zealand First spokesman for Corrections, Ron Mark MP, today called on the Minister of Corrections, the Hon Matt Robson, to launch a full and independent inquiry into the management of Canterbury prisons to investigate wide ranging allegations of poor to corrupt management practices. See... Call For Independent Inquiry Into Chch Prisons [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00117.htm


Fisheries Issues Must Be Resolved By Maori, Not Law Lords

- Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia has welcomed the Maori Fisheries litigants back to the country, with another call for the parties to sit down together to resolve their differences. See... Minister Wants Talks To Settle Fishing Division [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00116.htm


Tributes To Duncan MacIntyre

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that former Deputy Prime Minister Duncan MacIntyre had made a distinguished contribution in a long career of public service to his country. See... Tribute to Duncan MacIntyre [1] - Maori will mourn the passing of Duncan MacIntyre - Lee [2] - Duncan MacIntyre’s Death a Sad Loss - Peters [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00113.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00115.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00114.htm

TOP SCOOPS


60 Minutes Kills The Silence

- In This Edition: Shoot, Don’t Shoot - A Reader Responds To Police Feedback On Killing The Silence. See... Sludge Report #84 – Shoot, Don’t Shoot [1] . See also… Sludge Feedback: Police Re: Steven Wallace [2] , Shoot; Don't Shoot - 60 Mins On Steven Wallace [3] , Dermot Nottingham's One Law For All - The Steven Wallace Killing and Sludge Report #65 – Killing The Silence [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00049.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00023.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00106.htm


UK Election Post Mortem With Richard Prebble

- Predictably, Helen Clark is claiming that Labour’s victory in the UK means “In both New Zealand and Britain, voters are opting for pragmatic centre-left governments with positive and inclusive visions for the future” National Deputy Bill English says that New Zealand Labour is “much more ideological and left wing.” See... Lessons From Britain - Richard Prebble Speech [1] . See also... Clark's attempt to piggy back laughable [2] and Clark Congratulates Blair On Election Victory [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00109.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00106.htm


No logo Campaigner On Tour In NZ

- Naomi Klein, author of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, will be visiting Zealand in July in a visit sponsored by her publishers Harper Collins. See... Naomi Klein Tour Of NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00031.htm


Motor Industry Backs ARC’s Low-sulphur Diesel Call

- The Motor Industry Association, which represents New Zealand’s new vehicle distributors, has joined in support of the Auckland Regional Council in the debate over cleaner low-sulphur diesel for Auckland. See... Car Industry Supports ARC Low-Sulphur Diesel Call [1] and Widespread Support For ARC Diesel Initiative [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0106/S00016.htm


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