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Goff Watching PNG Unrest Closely
GST Adjustment For E-comerce Environment
Another Modest Hydro Lake Rise
Orange Roughy Numbers Still Too Low
FARE Object To Tait Abuse Claims
Freeing Up Trade Good For NZers, Says Sutton
Public Submissions On Dairy Restructuring Bill Invited
Cullen Talks About Social Responsibility In Business
Apple & Pear Industry Bill Gets First Reading

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
NZ Going Backwards On Kyoto Protocol Objectives
Greens Lead Fight To Save Rail Passenger Services
AIDS Doesn’t Discriminate, King Warns
Greens Call For Real Maori TV Progress
A Greener & Leafier Fuel Proposal

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Goff Watching PNG Unrest Closely

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff has said he was following with concern today’s civil unrest in Port Moresby. See... Goff concern over civil unrest in PNG [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00401.htm


GST Adjustment For E-comerce Environment

- The Government is proposing changes to ensure GST does not unfairly disadvantage New Zealand service industries. See... GST Changes For Electronic Commerce Proposed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00406.htm


Another Modest Hydro Lake Rise

- The latest information on hydroelectric lake levels supplied to Energy Minister Pete Hodgson shows a further slight increase in storage from modest inflows. Mr Hodgson is getting regular information on hydro lake storage and is releasing weekly updates. See... Hydro Lakes – Weekly Update [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00405.htm


Orange Roughy Numbers Still Too Low

- The Forest and Bird Protection Society said that further cuts in orange roughy catches will be needed this year and probably in future years. Some populations are now as low as 3 percent of what they were in 1980. See... Status Of Orange Roughy Fisheries Not Positive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00116.htm


FARE Object To Tait Abuse Claims

- “Merepeka Raukawa-Tait's claims that child abuse by women is increasing is extremely misleading. It is the recognition, and not the incidence, of such abuse that is rising”, FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward said today. See... Child Abuse Claims Misleading [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00113.htm


Freeing Up Trade Good For NZers, Says Sutton

- New Zealand's trade policy was firmly aimed at benefiting its citizens, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Minister Spells Out Trade Policy Principles [1] and Jim Sutton Speech On Korea [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00411.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00410.htm


Public Submissions On Dairy Restructuring Bill Invited

- The Primary Production Committee is inviting public submissions on the Dairy Industry Restructuring Bill 2001. The closing date for submissions is no later than 5.00 pm, 20 July 2001. See... Dairy Industry Restructuring Bill 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00407.htm


Cullen Talks About Social Responsibility In Business

- Last year, on behalf of the Prime Minister, I had the privilege of opening your August conference. It is a pleasure to be back with you today. See... Businesses for Social Responsibility - Cullen Spch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00400.htm


Apple & Pear Industry Bill Gets First Reading

- Mr Speaker, I move that the Apple and Pear Industry Restructuring Act Repeal Bill 2001 now be read a first time. See... Apple and Pear Industry Act Repeal Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00403.htm


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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Christine Rankin And The PM – Industry Training – Christine Rankin And Maharey – NZ Schools Report – NZ Post Board - Regional Rail Services – NZ Post And South Africa – Rail Services – Otago Health Services – Oceans Policy – Probation Workers Strike - Easter Trading In 2002. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00142.htm


NZ Going Backwards On Kyoto Protocol Objectives

- The latest annual report on New Zealand's energy sector greenhouse gas emissions shows a 2 percent increase in gross carbon dioxide emissions between 1999 and 2000. See... Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Latest Data [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00412.htm

Greens Lead Fight To Save Rail Passenger Services

- Green Co-leader Rod Donald and Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley expect to meet this week with the new owner of New Zealand's passenger rail services - Australian-owned West Coast Rail - to discuss how services can be kept running in light of today's announcement on five passenger services. See... Rail Passenger Service Cuts Risk Fragmentation [1] MORE: - Libz - Greens - 'Save Rail' By Keeping Out Of Koru Clubs [2] - Govt - Ready To Talk With Rail Owners [3] - ACT - Government Must Resist Railway Blackmail [4] - Rail & Maritime Union - Tranz Scenic Sale - Take Back The Track Campaign [5] - Union Decries Loss Of Passenger Trains [6] - Union Congratulates West Coast Rail [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00394.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00114.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00399.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00408.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00234.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00233.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00232.htm

AIDS Doesn’t Discriminate, King Warns

- Health Minister Annette King has told the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS that countries must listen to the voices of women to prevent the spread of the disease. See... Annette King at UN session on HIV/AIDS in New York [1] MORE: - United Nations - UN News reports on special session on HIV/AIDs [2] and UN News reports on special session on HIV/AIDS (2) [3] - Colin Powell - Colin L. Powell At UN Stakeout - On AIDS/HIV [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00404.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00112.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00108.htm

Greens Call For Real Maori TV Progress

- The Green Party is challenging the Government to finalise arrangements of the Maori TV channel and to work more closely with the mandated negotiating team, Te Awhiorangi Te Reo Maori Television Trust. See... Strong Greens support for Maori Television Channel [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00402.htm


A Greener & Leafier Fuel Proposal

- A two day conference on cleaner vehicle emmissions “New Zealand Road to Cleaner Air” commencing today may consider the implementation of horticulturally derived fuels such as bio-diesel made from cannabis-hemp. See... Cannabis (almost) on Energy Agenda [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00109.htm

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