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JUST POLITICS
I Can’t Be In Two Places At The Same Time – PM
The Best Nose In The Business
Excuse Me, You Want Me To Do What To The Whales? – Sandra Lee To Maori Fisheries Commission
Indonesian Justice Comes To NZ
Tired Doctors Make Mistakes
Sheriff Robson To Bring Order To The Pacific
Auckland Health Underfunding Will Compound Financial Problem - Greens
Further Inquiry Into Parry Welcomed
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Climate Change Consequences For NZ Serious - STORY OF THE WEEK - FULL COVERAGE

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Scoop Update: Sustaining Our Service
Guy’s World: Merepeka’s Lust For Life
The Green Fair-play In Politics Pledge
Howard’s End: Lazy Law & Clogged Courts

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I Can’t Be In Two Places At The Same Time – PM

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that there was no foundation to news reports that she was due to host a reception for the New Zealand and Australian rugby league teams at Parliament on Wednesday. See... No Snub, End Of Story [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00224.htm


The Best Nose In The Business

- Customs Drug Dog handler Monique Hendricks and her dog Chess have won the National Drug Dog championships. See... Top Dog [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00223.htm


Excuse Me, You Want Me To Do What To The Whales? – Sandra Lee To Maori Fisheries Commission

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee says she's seeking clarification from the Chairman, following a Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission (Te Ohu Kai Moana) request that New Zealand withdraw its South Pacific whale sanctuary proposal from the agenda of this year's IWC meeting. See... Whale Sanctuary Proposal - Lee Seeks Clarification [1] . Meanwhile the PM Has Welcomed A Japanese Fisheries Scholarship [2] . EARLIER: - Govt - NZ support of whale protection consistent with IWC [3] - Govt of Japan - NZ Should Leave Whale Sanctuary Proposal At Home – Japan Govt [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00216.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00215.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00197.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00035.htm


Indonesian Justice Comes To NZ

- Defence Minister Mark Burton said today that a team of Indonesian police will arrive in New Zealand this weekend as part of their investigation into the killing of Private Leonard Manning in East Timor in July last year. See... Pvte Manning Death Investigation Moves To NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00225.htm


Tired Doctors Make Mistakes

- “Overworked senior hospital doctors is widespread and a guaranteed recipe for medical errors some of which harm patients,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. See... Guaranteed Recipe For Medical Errors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00043.htm


Sheriff Robson To Bring Order To The Pacific

- "The South Pacific is faced with a modern plague of illicit small arms – in the Solomon Islands, in Fiji, on Bougainville. But we in the Pacific are organising ourselves to deal with that challenge," Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, Matt Robson told the United Nations in New York today. See... No More Gun-Running In Paradise, Says Robson [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00229.htm


Auckland Health Underfunding Will Compound Problem - Greens

- Health service cuts proposed by the Auckland District Health Board to deal with a predicted $62 million funding shortfall would inevitably lead to more serious health problems and result in further health budget blowouts, the Green Party said today. See... Health Service Cuts Would Cause Long-Term Harm [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00228.htm


Further Inquiry Into Parry Welcomed

- National's Northland MP John Carter welcomed this morning's Health select committee decision to launch an inquiry, subject to agreeing on the terms of reference, into issues surrounding disgraced Northland gynaecologist Dr Graham Parry. See... Northland MP welcomes Parry inquiry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00227.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were seven meetings this week. One committee held two meetings in Dunedin. The other meetings were all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business – 6-13 July [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00226.htm


Climate Change Consequences For NZ Serious - STORY OF THE WEEK - FULL COVERAGE

- Climate change is serious and will have implications for all New Zealanders says a new report released today by Pete Hodgson, Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change. See... Significant NZ climate change impacts predicted [1] and Executive Summary [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00203.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00202.htm


TOP SCOOPS


Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so the health system's running out of money, the seas are rising, Mobil's still a bunch of pricks and John Banks wants to be Mayor of Auckland. Oh well. At least the Christine Rankin trial's over. See... HARD NEWS 13/07/01 - Y Not? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00081.htm


Scoop Update: Sustaining Our Service

- Dear My Scoop Subscribers, You are the people making waves, saying stuff, issuing releases, making speeches, arguing with your friends, inspiring, cajoling, supporting and critiquing the stuff that surrounds us. After all someone has to do it. And for many of you, one of the key outlets for doing all this stuff is Scoop. See... Scoop Update #3 – Are You Feeling Angelic Today? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00078.htm


Guy’s World: Merepeka’s Lust For Life

- You never know where you might end up during a spontaneous outburst of vivacity. You could find yourself surrounded by naked and beautiful women dangerously shaking their hips and performing powerful and graceful acrobatics on poles. You could find yourself drinking in a shimmering vision of a mermaid and be inspired to buy a round of sea breezes. You might, fuelled by drink and your delighted senses, tell the whole country what a wonderful time you are having. See... Guy’s World: Don’t Back Down, Merepeka [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00076.htm


The Green Fair-play In Politics Pledge

- The Positive Politics Pledge reads: - I will address the issues and refrain from making personal attacks on my opponents. - I will promote my own policies firmly and discuss dissenting views without abuse. - I will seek common ground, and acknowledge and build on the ideas of others without denigration. - I support respectful political discussion and behaviour, and will observe meeting procedures in a democratic and non-disruptive manner. See... Green Candidates take the Positive Politics Pledge [1]


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


Howard’s End: Lazy Law & Clogged Courts

- The Law Commission is about to embark on a two-year investigation into our courts including how user-friendly they are. But some years ago the Commission criticised Parliament's law-making processes, so perhaps it's time to again focus on the law-makers not the law-breakers. See... Howard's End: Lets Look At The Law Makers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00079.htm


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