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Why Whanau Aren’t Taking Responsibility – Newman Speech
Brave New World For Youth, Capill Doesn’t Like It
Sutton Leads Trade Delegation To Latin America
Why Do We Love Pills?
Hydro Lakes Just A Little Deeper
For Those Who Like talking Tax
More Intellectual Rigours From The Business Roundtable

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
Payouts For Top Dogs While Health Services Suffer
958 DWI Staff Support Christine Rankin
Fatal Northland Fires Symptomatic Of Long-Term Poverty
GM Salmon Eggs May Have Escaped Into Wild
Blatant Misuse Of Power & Power Money
Start With Auckland, If You're Serious About Low Sulphur Diesel
Pipfruit Single-desk Exporter To Be Disestablished
Be Foreign Ownership Friendly For Air NZ – Nats

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JUST POLITICS

Why Whanau Aren’t Taking Responsibility – Newman Speech

- I want to address an issue that is deeply concerning New Zealanders – young and old, men and women alike – the killing of Lillybing has stunned the nation. See... Entrenched Welfare Dependency Must End [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00284.htm


Brave New World For Youth, Capill Doesn’t Like It

- “It seems despite all the recent tragedies concerning children, self-inflicted and otherwise, a Children’s Commissioner, Children and Young Persons Service and a host of other well-intentioned organisations that we are fighting a losing battle,” Graham Capill, Leader of Christian Heritage, said. See... Brave New World For Our Children [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00076.htm


Sutton Leads Trade Delegation To Latin America

- Trade Negotiations Minister Hon Jim Sutton will lead a focused trade mission to South America, taking in the countries of Argentina, Chile and Brazil. See... Minister To Lead Latin America Trade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00283.htm


Why Do We Love Pills?

- Green Party Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley is calling on Pharmac to look at why New Zealand has such a high rate of painkiller prescriptions. See... Look At Reasons For High Painkiller Use - Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00282.htm


Hydro Lakes Just A Little Deeper

- The latest information on hydroelectric lake levels supplied to Energy Minister Pete Hodgson shows a further slight increase in storage due to higher inflows. See... Hydro Lakes – Weekly Update [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00281.htm


For Those Who Like talking Tax

- “The Tax Review has delivered a tough-minded and radical analysis which should spark a 'first principles' debate on taxation in this country,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Paper Opens 'First Principles' Debate On Tax [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00280.htm


More Intellectual Rigours From The Business Roundtable

- The New Zealand Business Roundtable should be commended for its courage in releasing yet another intellectually rigorous work on the matter that goes to the heart of corporate governance says ACT Commerce spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Corporate Social Responsibility Rorts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00278.htm

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned:. Northland’s Needs – Auckland Health Problems – Recidivism –DHB Efficiency Gains – Employment Relations Act – Child Abuse Sentencing -Physical Education – Laila Harre’s Talking Difficulties – Yelashgate x 2 - Palliative Care – Meridian Energy And Tim Barnett See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 20 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00109.htm


Payouts For Top Dogs While Health Services Suffer

- Government Ministers have taken an amazing u-turn on promises there would be no 'golden handshakes' in the Government's unnecessary restructure of the health system, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry says. See... Fat Cat Payments Take Precedence Over Services [1] and The Lion That Squeaks – NZ First [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00276.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00274.htm


958 DWI Staff Support Christine Rankin

- The Crown's appeal of Christine Rankin's damages case has political fingerprints all over it, National's State Services spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... Political Fingerprints On Rankin Case [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00279.htm


Fatal Northland Fires Symptomatic Of Long-Term Poverty

- In assessing the performance and current operations of state agencies, it is worthwhile to examine how these agencies interrelate. In making such assessments, it is often instructive to look at an issue in a broad context. See... Poverty a Key Factor in Northland Fire Deaths [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00271.htm

GM Salmon Eggs May Have Escaped Into Wild

- Jeanette Fitzsimons said today the evidence shows it is highly likely that eggs from genetically engineered salmon escaped into the wild during the NZ King Salmon experiment at Kaituna. See... Escape of GE salmon eggs 'highly likely' [1] . See also… GM seed border control protocol to take effect [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00267.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00269.htm


Blatant Misuse Of Power & Power Money

- National Leader Jenny Shipley has demanded an explanation from the Government over suggestions that money from a State Owned Enterprise has been used to promote the Labour MP for Christchurch Central, Tim Barnett. See... SOE endorsement of Labour MP raises questions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00266.htm


Start With Auckland, If You're Serious About Low Sulphur Diesel

- The Auckland Regional Council has welcomed Mobil’s commitment to reducing sulphur levels in diesel throughout New Zealand but believes it should happen in conjunction with the Auckland initiative the council is promoting. See... ARC Supports Cleaner Diesel Nationwide [1] and Mobil Stalling Over Low Sulphur Diesel, Says BP [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0106/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00179.htm


Pipfruit Single-desk Exporter To Be Disestablished

- The legislation to implement the Government's decision to revoke the apple and pear export regulations from October 1 this year was introduced into the House today, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said. See... Apple and pear legislation introduced [1] and ENZA legacy costs [2] . See also… When Is An Apple Kosher? [3] , from the archive.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00265.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00264.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/f8/c9/199908040830.03ff8b79.html


Be Foreign Ownership Friendly For Air NZ – Nats

- The Government must act promptly on the Singapore Airlines proposal to increase its shareholding in Air New Zealand, National's Transport spokesperson Belinda Vernon said today. See... 'Can Do' Approach Needed On Foreign Ownership [1] and Govt receives briefing from SIA [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00273.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00270.htm

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