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Post Bank Leak Hunt A Waste Of Time
Sutton Wants To Know How Singapore CEP’s Going
Sutton Too Relaxed Over US Lamb Tariffs
Human Rights/Race Relations Merger Step In Right Direction
State Youth Radio Still Being Considered
Big Trucks Just Too Damn Dangerous
Cullen Looks To Economy’s Future
Govt Doing Nothing To Break Welfare Dependency Cycle

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions
PM’s Presser: PM Outlines Whale Saving Plan
Howard’s End: Negawatts In Brazil And The Global Electricity Deregulation Disaster
6.5% Power Savings Yesterday, Well Below Target
Bringing Back Phonics Will Close Literacy Gap


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Post Bank Leak Hunt A Waste Of Time

- Jim Anderton should stop wasting time on a witch-hunt over leaked documents about the People's Bank, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... Jim's Witch-Hunt A Waste Of Time [1] and Jim's Bank Will Profit More than Other Banks [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00259.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00244.htm


Sutton Wants To Know How Singapore CEP’s Going

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton wants to hear about New Zealanders' experiences of trading with Singapore since the Singapore Closer Economic Partnership (CEP) came into force on 1 January this year. See... Call For Submissions On S-CEP's First Year [1] and Increase In Non-Traditional Exports To Singapore [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00271.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00277.htm


Sutton Too Relaxed Over US Lamb Tariffs

- We can only hope that in the last few hours the New Zealand Government has forced the United States to arbitration over lamb tariffs, National's International Trade spokesperson John Luxton said today. See... Has Sutton Missed Chance To Remove Lamb Tariffs? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00270.htm


Human Rights/Race Relations Merger Step In Right Direction

- Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan and Race Relations Conciliator Gregory Fortuin have welcomed the Human Rights Amendment Bill tabled in Parliament this week. See... New Bill Advances Human Rights [1] and Completion Of Consistency 2000 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00261.htm


State Youth Radio Still Being Considered

- The government is still considering all options for youth radio, Broadcasting Minister, Marian Hobbs, said today. See... Youth Radio Options To Be Explored Further [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00275.htm


Big Trucks Just Too Damn Dangerous

- Green Party Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said a recent spate of heavy truck crashes were clear evidence that the Government should drop proposals to allow bigger trucks on our roads and instead focus on buying back New Zealand's rail network. See... Reject Juggernaut Trucks, Buy Back Rail [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00273.htm


Cullen Looks To Economy’s Future

- The last few weeks have been dominated by the Knowledge Wave Conference. For two days 450 delegates and about 30 speakers - both national and international -debated what is needed to move our economy upmarket. See... The Future Of The NZ Economy - Cullen Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00268.htm


Govt Doing Nothing To Break Welfare Dependency Cycle

- ACT Social Services Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today the Labour Government has given up on thousands of unemployed Kiwis, paying them to stay on welfare and do nothing. See... Govt Pays New Zealanders to Do Nothing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00260.htm

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions

– Today's questions of the day concerned: NZ Economic Performance – SOE Profiteering From Power Crisis – National Regional Dev. Flip Flop – CCMAU SOE Leak Inquiry – Teacher Numbers – Ross Armstrong Vs Richard Prebble – ERA Membership – School-Work Bridging Programmes – MMP Review – People’s Bank – NZ Music On Air – Lakes DHB Funding Shortages. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –14 August [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00079.htm


PM’s Presser: PM Outlines Whale Saving Plan

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has indicated she will encourage Pacific countries to individually declare their Exclusive Economic Zone waters whaling-free at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru later this week. See Guy MacGibbon’s report from the PM’s post cabinet press conference... Clark Proposes A Patchwork Whale Sanctuary [1] and the PM’s release… PM to attend Pacific Islands Forum [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00255.htm


Howard’s End: Negawatts In Brazil And The Global Electricity Deregulation Disaster

- Brazil is facing an unprecedented energy crisis as a result of severe drought with banks estimating that for every 10 percent of energy cutbacks, industrial production falls by 7.7 percent. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Waiting For Rain In Brazil [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00076.htm


6.5% Power Savings Yesterday, Well Below Target

- Actual daily electricity savings for the past week are shown below. This data shows exactly what the country saved each day. This data has been seasonally adjusted. See... Electricity Information for Monday 13 August 2001 [1] MORE: - ACT - Consider Early Daylight Saving [2] - AEBN - Network Responds To Energy Crisis [3] - Pete Hodgson - Future Of Electricity Sector [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00276.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00137.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00262.htm


Bringing Back Phonics Will Close Literacy Gap

- The Government has a real opportunity to fix the national disgrace of poor literacy standards by adopting the recommendations of the Select Committee Inquiry into Reading, ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said today. See... Reading Inquiry Will Fix National Disgrace [1] MORE: - Nats - Big Challenge For Govt [2] - Govt - Response To Select Committee Report [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00269.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00272.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00279.htm


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