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JUST POLITICS
CYF Aim To Shorten Lists, Increase Social Workers
Super Decisions A Long Way Off
TVNZ Charter “Lunacy” Could Mean Lost Jobs – Nats
It’s Too Late Jim, Says Winston
Rural Noise Reaches Wellington
Prison Corruption Meeting
Bradford Happy To Present Rotorua Lakes Petition
Fat Cat Tax Politics Of Envy
Health Minister Supports Water Fluoridation
Snub The NCEA, Awatere Huata Tells Schools

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
Greenpeace Sandbag Office, Mobil Cry “No Fair”
CHP’s Morality Out Of Step With NZ
Dairy Merger: Disagreement Over McKinsey Report
Health Boards Gagged – Sowry

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CYF Aim To Shorten Lists, Increase Social Workers

- Child, Youth and Family’s New Directions programme will significantly boost the department’s performance, says chief executive Jackie Brown. See... New Directions Points Way Ahead [1] MORE: - Govt - Maharey Launches 'Circuit-Breaker' CYF Plan [2] - PSA - CYF's New Directions Gets It Right [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00163.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00052.htm


Super Decisions A Long Way Off

- Today's report back from the Finance & Expenditure select committee shows how far we are from making progress on superannuation, says Business NZ. See... Select committee report shows no real progress [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00049.htm


TVNZ Charter “Lunacy” Could Mean Lost Jobs – Nats

- News today that a cash-strapped TVNZ is considering significant cost-cutting measures clearly demonstrates the 'utter lunacy' of the Government's ideologically driven Charter, National's Murray McCully said today. See... TVNZ jobs may be axed due to Charter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00153.htm


It’s Too Late Jim, Says Winston

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said it was too late for Jim Anderton to start standing up for his former Alliance supporters now after being a virtual silent partner in the Coalition Government since Election Day 1999 . See... Too late for the Alliance - Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00151.htm


Rural Noise Reaches Wellington

- ACT Agriculture Spokesman MP Owen Jennings today released results of an extensive survey showing strong feeling in the rural sector that the Government is too lax on border control. See... Stirring And Rumbling In The Hills [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00166.htm


Prison Corruption Meeting

- Ron Mark is pleased that the Hon Matt Robson, Minister of Corrections, has agreed to meet with him at 4pm today to discuss his concerns as to the manner in which Canterbury prisons have been operating. See... Mark Meets With Matt Over Corrections Corruption [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00164.htm


Bradford Happy To Present Rotorua Lakes Petition

- National MP Max Bradford said today that he would be happy to present the petition to parliament being promoted by the Rotorua Lakes Protection Group. See... MP Welcomes Opportunity To Present Petition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00161.htm


Fat Cat Tax Politics Of Envy

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton’s renewed zeal for increasing tax on the “rich” was proof that the government’s economic policies were failing. See... 'Soak The Rich' Policies The Politics Of Envy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00160.htm


Health Minister Supports Water Fluoridation

- Health Minister Annette King has told participants in today's National Water Fluoridation Forum in Wellington she hopes they can develop far-reaching strategies to persuade more communities to fluoridate their water supplies. See... Forum Wants More Water Supplies To Be Fluoridated [1] and Water Fluoridation Forum - Annette King Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00167.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00162.htm


Snub The NCEA, Awatere Huata Tells Schools

- ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata today called on all principals to join Waikato's top secondary institutions and snub the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). See... More Schools Should Copy Waikato and Reject NCEA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00155.htm


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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Borrowing And Saving For Super – Super Alternatives – Gagging DHBs – Minimum Wage – Bay of Plenty Health – Far North Power Disconnections – Ruapehu Lahar Protection – Electricity Prices – University Funding – UE Subjects – Borrowing And Saving For Super – Knowledge Economy. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00074.htm


Greenpeace Sandbag Office, Mobil Cry “No Fair”

- "Climate change is an important issue and Mobil supports the right of all interested parties to make their views known. However, Greenpeace is seeking to promote the idea that support for, or opposition to, the Kyoto Protocol equates to concern or non-concern about climate change. This is simply not the case,” said Mobil in response to yesterday’s Greenpeace protest in Wellington. See... Greenpeace Protest [1] and Greenpeace Sandbags Mobil – No. 1 Villain [2] MORE: - Greenpeace - Images: Greenpeace NZ Sandbags Mobil [3] - Greens - Mobil, Come On Board Over Low Sulphur [4] - Bluegreens - Boycott Mobil Say Bluegreens [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00045.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00142.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00046.htm

GE Cows Experiment A Dismal Failure

- Almost all of the genetically engineered foetuses, in an AgResearch experiment in Hamilton, New Zealand, designed to insert a human myelin gene into milk-producing cows, have aborted. Only three calves, of the sixty promised, are believed to have survived, and one was removed from the mother-cow by caesarian. See... Scores of foetuses abort - 3 sad calves are born [1] and What Price Stubbornness? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00033.htm

CHP’s Morality Out Of Step With NZ

- “The latest outburst from Graham Capill of the Christian Heritage Party is one excellent reason for his party's pathetic showing in most opinion polls, where they receive barely one per cent of the party vote.” See... Reproductive Choice is the Mark of A Civil Society [1] and More Aid For Death Squad - CHP [2] EARLIER: - CHP - Cries In Support Of A Civilised Society [3] - ALRANZ - More Sex Education and Contraceptive Subsidies [4] and More Abortions in 2000 [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00039.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/ma son/stories/PO0106/S00035.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00085.htm


Dairy Merger: Disagreement Over McKinsey Report

- “Why have McKinseys watered-down their 1999 pre-conditions”, asked Mark Masters on behalf of Farmers for a Better Dairy Deal. See... Global Co: Mckinsey Report [1] and McKinsey & Co. Recommends Farmers Support GlobalCo [2] MORE: - Farmers For A Better Dairy Deal - Global Co: Polling [3] - BNZ - BNZ Gets Behind Dairy Industry Expansion [4] - Kiwi Co-op - Kiwi Co-operative Dairies Welcomes BNZ Initiative [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00100.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00109.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00110.htm


Health Boards Gagged – Sowry

- The Director General of Health's direction to District Health Board chairs yesterday to gag their board chief executives from talking to the media is absolutely appalling, National's Health spokesman Roger Sowry said today. See... Stand over tactics to gag boards [1] and Sowry talking through hole in his leak [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00148.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00152.htm


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