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JUST POLITICS
Goodbye Charles Upham
Negotiator Appointed To Get Industries In Line With Kyoto Protocol
Helen Clark & Sandra Lee At The Lectern
Reject Govt Offer, Students Tell Vice Chancellors
Funding Policy Puts Massey Between A Rock & A Hard Place
Few NZers Affected By Nuclear Testing Fallout – Report
Northland Housing Problem Can Only Be Solved At Home
Muriel Newman Reminisces About The Good Times

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Goodbye Charles Upham

- "This vessel, which unfortunately was given the name of our most decorated war hero, has never carried out the sealift role for which it was originally acquired”, Mark Burton said. See... Lemon Ship Sold [1] and Charles Upham Sold For Peanuts [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00254.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00252.htm

Negotiator Appointed To Get Industries In Line With Kyoto Protocol

- The Government has appointed Brian Roche as its negotiator to begin developing Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from major emitters. See... Govt Appoints Greenhouse Agreement Negotiator [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00251.htm


Helen Clark & Sandra Lee At The Lectern

- The Prime Minister and Local Government Minister speak to the Local Government New Zealand conference. The PM also spoke to Auckland Rotary today. See… LGNZ Conference - PM's Speech [1] - Lee Speech To LGNZ Annual Conference [2] - Helen Clark Speech To Auckland Rotary [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00248.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00242.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00250.htm


Reject Govt Offer, Students Tell Vice Chancellors

- The New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA) is today calling upon the Vice-Chancellors of New Zealand's universities to reconsider their decision to reject the government fees stabilisation offer for 2002. See... Reconsider Fees Freeze Position - Students Urge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0107/S00023.htm


Funding Policy Puts Massey Between A Rock & A Hard Place

- Students at Massey University are facing a 27% fee increase or service cutbacks of $11.5 million as a result of the Government's tertiary education funding policy, National's Tertiary Education spokesman Maurice Williamson revealed today. See... $11.5 Million Cutbacks Or 27% Fee Hike At Massey [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00249.htm


Few NZers Affected By Nuclear Testing Fallout – Report

- An investigation has established the extent of New Zealand involvement in nuclear testing programmes during the 1950's, the Minister of Veterans' Affairs Mark Burton announced today. See... Nuclear Test Investigation Completed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00239.htm


Northland Housing Problem Can Only Be Solved At Home

- While MP Dover Samuels' attempts to improve substandard housing in Northland can be commended, the reality is that his efforts will not solve the problem, said ACT's Whangarei based housing spokesman Dr Muriel Newman. See... MP’s Efforts Won’t Solve Northland Housing Problem [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00245.htm


Muriel Newman Reminisces About The Good Times

- When my family immigrated to New Zealand in 1958, I believe there was no racial divide. As kids, our friends were Maori and Pakeha; we were all alike. See... A Racial Divide? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00236.htm


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Art Should Imitate Life, Smokers & All

- Censoring smoking in movies is a ridiculous idea that highlights the extremism of antismoking zealots, ACT MP Penny Webster said today. See... Extremist Smoking Proposal Must Be Dismissed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00246.htm


And Now, The Bill

- Abhorrence at the Labour Government's waste of half a million dollars to protect Trevor Mallard, Steve Maharey and Helen Clark will not be abated by glib assurances that this is an 'in house cost', ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... $500,000 Waste Shows Contempt for Taxpayers [1] and Costings Of Rankin Court Case - Govt [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00240.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00241.htm


The New Write: Young Nats Political Newsletter

- Social Services Minister Steve Maharey is under pressure over his behaviour in concealing information about the merger of WINZ, and his role in the Christine Rankin debacle. During cross-examination in the Rankin court case, Mr Maharey claimed he couldn't recall or remember something twenty-four times. See... The New Write 15/7/01 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00049.htm


Staff That Soldier On Do No Favours

- With some regions already suffering from the flu outbreak and others poised to be hit, employers are being reminded that sick staff are not good for business. See... Tell Your Sick Staff To Go Home [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00119.htm


Cost Of Living On The Rise

- The Consumers Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.9 per cent in the June 2001 quarter, according to Statistics New Zealand. This follows a fall of 0.2 per cent in the March quarter. See... Transport Prices Push Up CPI [1] and Food Prices Up In June [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00118.htm


Nurturing For Baby Businesses

- Twelve business incubators around New Zealand will benefit from the first round of awards from the Government's new incubator support programme. See… First Awards For Business Incubators [1] and First Business Incubator Awards Announced - INZ [2] - Wellington Business Incubators Granted $260,000 [3] - Christchurch Business Incubators Awarded $200,000 [4] - Dunedin Business Incubator Awarded $35,000 [5] - Auckland Business Incubators Granted $445,000 [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00238.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00112.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00116.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00115.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00114.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00113.htm


Few NZers Affected By Nuclear Testing Fallout – Report

- An investigation has established the extent of New Zealand involvement in nuclear testing programmes during the 1950's, the Minister of Veterans' Affairs Mark Burton announced today. See... Nuclear Test Investigation Completed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00239.htm

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