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JUST POLITICS
Kiwi Environmental Awareness Lacking - Survey
Wholesale Power Prices Climb, Lakes Drop
NZ Has An Anti-nuclear Friend In Brazil
Govt Likes Auckland Rail Plan
Monarch Flies South
Alpers Appointment Riles Gun Owners
NZ Should Build Links With New Scots Parliament
Industry NZ Funding, Region By Region
30 Industrial Relations Training Courses Approved

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Sutton & Gibbs Presser: Latest On ENZA Vs Growers
PM’S PRESSER: Horomia’s House And Mark Prebble’s Fashion Advice
Correctives: Bulging Contours Under Cycle Shorts More Offensive Than Rankin’s Skirts
David Miller: Don’t Blame It On The Short Skirts
If Older People Live Better, Lets Re-think Super
Leased Executives: Govt Breaks Public Sector Thrift Promise
Lowered Drinking Age Failed By Inadequate Policing
Scoop Images: Water Privatisation Protested At Ike’s

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JUST POLITICS

Kiwi Environmental Awareness Lacking - Survey

- A survey has shown that few New Zealanders are aware of the significance of climate change. See... NZers Awareness Of Climate Change Poor - Survey [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00143.htm


Wholesale Power Prices Climb, Lakes Drop

- Average wholesale electricity prices climbed markedly in June, reflecting continued high demand and prolonged periods of below average rainfall into the country’s main hydro lakes. Electricity Prices Climb [1] and Hydro lakes – weekly update - 10/7/01 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00158.htm


NZ Has An Anti-nuclear Friend In Brazil

- “New Zealand and Brazil will work together to develop the next steps towards the elimination of nuclear weapons, and to boost commitment to a nuclear weapon free Southern Hemisphere,” Minister for Disarmament and arms control Matt Robson announced today from Brazil. See... NZ & Brazil Take The Next Step Towards 'No Nukes' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00147.htm


Govt Likes Auckland Rail Plan

- The government is welcoming the agreement by Auckland's local authorities on a preferred option for the use of the region's rail corridor, says Minister Assisting the Prime Minister with Auckland Issues, Judith Tizard. See... Huge step forward for region's transport problems [1] and Motorways, Not Rail, Will Solve Congestion - ACT [2] MORE: - Greens - Locke Supports Electrification Of West Auck Rail [3] - Nats - Govt Running Late To Deliver Auck Rail Corridors [4] - ARC - Light Rail In The West; Conventional In The South [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00134.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00130.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00125.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0107/S00011.htm


Monarch Flies South

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the Queen will visit Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin during her visit in October this year. See... Queen to visit four cities during Royal Visit [1] Lifelike Ultrasound Will Cut Abortions – CHP - Party Leader Graham Capill says the introduction of new ultra sound technology is “likely to have implications to challenge social norms that go well beyond medical applications.” See... New Ultra Sound Technology Has Social Implications [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00019.htm


Alpers Appointment Riles Gun Owners

- NZ Firearm owners are outraged at the appointment of a gun-control activist to advise a Government delegation. See... Firearms Owners Outraged [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00018.htm


NZ Should Build Links With New Scots Parliament

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen believes New Zealand should consider building stronger direct links with Scotland now that it has its own government. See... Cullen Visits Dublin And Edinburgh [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00140.htm


Industry NZ Funding, Region By Region

- “I am pleased to announce that Industry New Zealand has allocated $200,000 to Canterbury for the first and second rounds of the Regional Partnership Programme,” said the Minister for Regional Development Jim Anderton. See… Canterbury To Get $200,000 For Regional Development [1] - Manawatu To Get $135,000 For Regional Development [2] - Eastern BOP - $100,000 For Regional Development [3] - Rotorua To Get $133,000 For Regional Development [4] - Southland To Get $100,000 For Regional Development [5] - Wgtn Region - $70,000 For Regional Development [6] - Wairarapa To Get $82,500 For Regional Development [7] - Hawkes Bay - $100,000 For Regional Development [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00148.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00155.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00154.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00153.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00152.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00151.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00150.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00149.htm


30 Industrial Relations Training Courses Approved

- Thirty employment relations education courses by employer, union and tertiary institutions have so far been approved under the Employment Relations Act. See... 30 Employment Relations Courses Approved [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00146.htm

TOP SCOOPS


Sutton & Gibbs Presser: Latest On ENZA Vs Growers

- Tony Gibbs: I don't want to go into detail about what we said to Jim Sutton. It is helpful to have the Government involved. We're setting up processes to get this resolved. See... Jim Sutton And ENZA Chairman Tony Gibbs - Presser [1] MORE: - Nats - National Offers Govt Support Over ENZA Problems [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00141.htm


PM’S PRESSER: Horomia’s House And Mark Prebble’s Fashion Advice

- Head of the Prime Minister’s Department Mark Prebble had never given Prime Minister Helen Clark advice on what to wear, and wouldn’t have even if she did wear short skirts, Miss Clark said yesterday at her post cabinet press conference. See... Dr Prebble Had No Sartorial Advice For Me, PM Says [1] . Meanwhile, according to Clark, revelations that a Tologa Bay house administered by Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia has been condemned as unfit for human habitation have strengthened rather than weakened Housing Minister Mark Gosche’s call for a crackdown on landlords with sub-standard rental properties. See... Horomia’s House Helps Gosche’s Cause, PM Says [2] MORE: - Parekura Horomia - Tolaga Bay Property [3] - David Carter - Gosche Action Over Landlords Hypocritical [4] - Mark Gosche - Substandard Housing Concern – Govt [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00132.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00131.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00124.htm


Correctives: Bulging Contours Under Cycle Shorts More Offensive Than Rankin’s Skirts

- “Christine Rankin is quite entitled to wear whatever she likes but we do wish to raise some issues of sartorial challenges within the public service!!! See... Correctives: Rankin's Choice Of Dress Defended!!! [1] . See also... Rank Photographers And Rankin's Cleavage [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00042.htm

David Miller: Don’t Blame It On The Short Skirts

- To suggest that Christine Rankin’s dress sense is the reason she is now out of a job is ludicrous no matter which side of the issue you are on and I see little point in using this case to further a feminist or political agenda. See... David Miller: A Point of View On Christine Rankin [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00050.htm


If Older People Live Better, Lets Re-think Super

- The government should re-think its superannuation priorities in light of the Ministry of Social Policy report on the living standards of older New Zealanders, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... Super Policies Not Fair To Workers, Research Shows [1] MORE: - Lianne Dalziel - Living Standards Of Older New Zealanders Research [2] - Age Concern - "Older People’s Living Standards Report Welcomed" [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00163.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00022.htm


Leased Executives: Govt Breaks Public Sector Thrift Promise

- The Labour Party's election-year promises have been consigned to the rubbish bin, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today. See... 'Leased Executives' Cost More Than PM [1] and Leased executives in the state service - Govt [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00159.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00139.htm


Lowered Drinking Age Failed By Inadequate Policing

- Policing of the lower drinking age has to toughen up, said Annabel Young MP today. Pact On Drinking Age Broken [1] and Are The Drinking Laws Being Enforced? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00157.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00160.htm


Scoop Images: Water Privatisation Protested At Ike’s

- The Water Pressure group are holding a protest outside Ike's villa in Grey Lynn to stop the council from taking down his anti-Metrowater signs. Ike's front lawn is covered with signs. The signs speak out against the privatisation of water services. See... Scoop Images: Water Pressure Group At Ike’s House [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00020.htm

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