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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today's Q&A
Tehanu Reports From TORN’s Oscar Night Party
Balance of Payments Deficit Increases
Proven Benefits From NZ Music On The Radio
Tertiary Staff Industrial Action
Business: Hundred To Lose Jobs At Kinleith
Business: Fonterra Nestle Alliance
Phil Goff’s Eulogy For Bridget Nichols
Nats Have No Confidence In Fortuin
Today’s Silly Links

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Autonomous Office For Disabilities
$2.5M To Ease Pressure On Auckland Police
He’s Crazy You Know, That David Lange
Help National Help Jim Find A New Name
New Envoy To Germany
$200,000 More For Fulbright Sparks
Nats Back Ganging Up On Govt Over Kyoto
Is This Artistic License With The Figures?


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Scoop Is In The House: Today's Q&A

- Today’s questions concerned: Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill – National Parks - Overseas Investment Commission - Gregory Fortuin - Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill - Principals Of Small Schools – Teachers’ Strike - Code of ACC Claimants' Rights. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –27 March [1] . To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, FOR FREE!!!, CLICK HERE [2] - Tuesday's Q&A [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00177.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00174.htm


Tehanu Reports From TORN’s Oscar Night Party

- It's two days after the TORN's Oscars party and it already seems like a dream. I know Sir Ian was there, I know that I hugged Richard Taylor and PJ and Fran at some point, but it's like a kaleidoscope mixed in with the moments I spent with the many , many people on TORN who I have spoken to for many years but never met. See... The One Party [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00176.htm


Balance of Payments Deficit Increases

- Statistics New Zealand today reported a $1,842 million December 2001 quarter current account deficit. See... Balance Of Payments And International Investment [1] and Overseas Merchandise Trade (Imports): Feb 2000 [2] REACTION: Michael Cullen [3] - David Carter [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00235.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00233.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00510.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00516.htm


Proven Benefits From NZ Music On The Radio

- “This initiative will lead to more New Zealand music on the radio, this has to be good for the local industry” Mike Chunn said today, after hearing of final details of the RBA Code of Accelerated Growth. See… It’s Got To Be Good For You MORE: - Greens - Quotas Must Be Seen And Heard [1] - ACT - Forced 'Voluntary' Quotas Are Blackmail [2] - Nats - Meddling Threatens NZ Trade [3] - Govt - Commitment For More NZ Music On Radio [4] - Libz - "Quash Quotas Now!" [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00492.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00478.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00489.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00487.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00140.htm


Tertiary Staff Industrial Action

- Members of the Association of University Staff (AUS) and other campus-based unions are continuing industrial action throughout New Zealand this week. See... University industrial action continues [1] and AUS Tertiary Update [2] MORe - VUWSA - Students Want Fees Back [3] -AUS - Victoria University staff to strike [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00050.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00049.htm


Business: Hundred To Lose Jobs At Kinleith

- Carter Holt Harvey today announced plans to begin consultation to reorganise and reduce the workforce in its Kinleith pulp and paper business. It will also begin to negotiate a new collective employment contract. See... CHH Announces Consultation On Restructuring [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00240.htm


Business: Fonterra Nestle Alliance

- Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd CEO Craig Norgate and Nestlé SA Executive Vice President Carlos Represas have formally established their companies’ alliance to set up Joint Ventures in the dairy business in North, Central and South America. See... Nestlé & Fonterra Establish Dairy Partners America [1] and Nestlé Alliance Historic Step For NZ Dairy Farmers [2] SEE ALSO: Fonterra Now On The Ground In India [3] -Fonterra Elections Nominations Close Tomorrow [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00220.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00218.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00219.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00223.htm


Phil Goff’s Eulogy For Bridget Nichols

- It is my privilege today, to speak on behalf of the Government, in paying tribute to Bridget Nichols who lost her life in the service of our country while working as New Zealand Deputy High Commissioner in Solomon Islands. See... Eulogy For Bridget Nichols [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00494.htm


Nats Have No Confidence In Fortuin

- Race Relations Conciliator Gregory Fortuin has destroyed National's confidence in his role, says National Leader Bill English. See... National Loses Confidence [1] MORE: - Govt - Fortuin Acted In Private Capacity [2] - United Future - English, Wilson Being 'Small-Minded' [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00493.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00486.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00506.htm


Today’s Silly Links

– With its content partners DogsInTheNews.com [1] and PigsInTheNews.com [2] , CatsInTheNews.com [3] brings you the news with fur. In this month’s issue: cat’s that like flushing the toilet, a multilingual counting cat and a homeless woman’s daring cat rescue.


[1] - http://dogsinthenews.com
[2] - http://pigsinthenews.com
[3] - http://catsinthenews.com


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Autonomous Office For Disabilities

- A new Office of Disability Issues will be set up within the Ministry of Social Development on 1 July 2002, Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson and Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey announced today. See... New Disability Office Gets Go-Ahead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00514.htm


$2.5M To Ease Pressure On Auckland Police

- Police Minister George Hawkins today unveiled a $2.5 million package designed to help ease pressures on police in the greater Auckland area. See... $2.5 Million for Auckland Policing Initiatives [1] - Speech Notes [2] - Media Backgrounder [3] REACTION: Tony Ryall [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00513.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00519.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00518.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00512.htm


He’s Crazy You Know, That David Lange

- ACT leader Richard Prebble said today he was a member of the Lange government Cabinet Security Committee. See... I Was The First To Tell You [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00507.htm


Help National Help Jim Find A New Name

- A new interactive poll, launched today on the National Party website, will help choose the name of Jim Anderton's new political party. See... Poll To Help Decide Anderton's New Party Name [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00491.htm


New Envoy To Germany

- Peter Hamilton will be New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Germany, Minister of Foreign Affairs Phil Goff announced today. He will take up the position early 2003, replacing Mr Win Cochrane. See... New NZ Ambassador To Germany [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00517.htm


$200,000 More For Fulbright Sparks

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced in Washington DC today an increase of $200,000 in the government’s contribution made through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to Fulbright New Zealand. See... Increase In Funding For Fulbright Programme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00498.htm


Nats Back Ganging Up On Govt Over Kyoto

- "Meat New Zealand's call for a combined approach by agricultural industries against the Government's plans to ratify the Kyoto Protocol reveals just how out of touch Helen Clark and Jim Sutton are with the productive sector on the issue," says National's Agriculture spokesman Gavan Herlihy. See... National Backs Team Effort On Kyoto [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00500.htm


Is This Artistic License With The Figures?

- ACT Social Services Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today questioned why the Government is withholding information regarding the number of people who have gone on to its PACE programme under which aspiring artists can receive the dole. See... What's Happening With The Dole-For-Art Scheme? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00509.htm

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