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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
More Money For NZ Television In Budget
Teachers Consider Walkout Over Ministry Advert
Paulo Politico: Black & Blue
The Party’s Over In South Australian Politics
Kiwibank: Nothing Can Stop This Momentum
Images: Party Poopers Get Their Truncheons Out
Teachers Look For Little Windfall
Human Rights Watch On What They Found In Jenin

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
There Was A Myth Of Free Trade
Historic Places Furnished With Chair
NZ On Air Gets A Chair Too
Sowry Calls For Release Of Health Board Budgets
Innovation Framework
Jim Sutton: One Day Out Speaking

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More Money For NZ Television In Budget

- The Budget will increase the funding available to television broadcasting in New Zealand by a total of $18 million (GST inclusive) per annum, Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... Funding Boost For Television Programming [1] and Hobbs Speech [2] MORE: - ACT - First Bill Arrives For Hobbs' Charter [3] - TVNZ - TVNZ Welcomes Charter Funding [4] - Nats - Marian Plays Nurse To Ailing TVNZ [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00164.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00167.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00087.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00172.htm


Teachers Consider Walkout Over Ministry Advert

- A full-page Ministry of Education advertisement in the country’s metropolitan daily newspapers has outraged PPTA members. See... Advert Outrages Secondary Teachers [1] MORE: - ACT - Secretary For Education Cannot Continue In Role [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00171.htm


Paulo Politico: Black & Blue

- Wellingtonians are unlikely to be seduced by the sight of a sweaty Bill English getting punched around inside a boxing ring. The Government's economic performance will. Paulo Politico considers a TKO. See... What Woes Wellingtonians, Boxing Bill or Economics [1] SEE ALSO: Feedback - Paulo Politico's Stats Add Up To Nil [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00039.htm


The Party’s Over In South Australian Politics

- The newly-elected Labour Government in South Australia is bringing in some of the toughest legislation ever and making changes to the law to sack directors of Government organisations including boards, public servants and even consultants if they don't act honestly and ethically in performing their duties. See... Howard's End: Sth Oz Public Service Crackdown [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00036.htm


Kiwibank: Nothing Can Stop This Momentum

- The Kiwibank could be setting a world record for the speed of its branch openings. See... Kiwibank Runaway Success [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00175.htm


Images: Party Poopers Get Their Truncheons Out

- Up to 1000 people partied hard on the streets of Dublin yesterday on the south side of the River Liffey for three hours before the gardai (police) got their truncheons out and things turned ugly. See... Scoop Images: Dublin Street Party [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00038.htm


Teachers Look For Little Windfall

- A tiny portion of the Government’s $905 million budget surplus would go a long way towards settling the secondary teachers’ dispute, the PPTA said today. See... A Little Of The Windfall Would Mean A Lot [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00078.htm


Human Rights Watch On What They Found In Jenin

- “One thing we've found is a very disturbing pattern of willful killings, killings of civilians in circumstances where there doesn't appear to have been any military justification -- in cases where there was not ongoing armed conflict.” See... BTL Interviews HRW's Joe Stork On Jenin [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00037.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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There Was A Myth Of Free Trade

- Green Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today said free trade was being shown up as the myth it is by US moves to lift subsidies for its farmers to NZ $400 billion over 10 years. See... The 'Free Trade' Farce Continues [1] . EARLIER: World Owed An Explanation Over US Farm Subsidies [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00135.htm


Historic Places Furnished With Chair

- Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today announced the appointment of Professor Dame Anne Salmond as Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. See... Dame Anne Salmond To Chair Historic Places Trust [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00166.htm


NZ On Air Gets A Chair Too

- Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs has announced the appointment of former State Services Commissioner Don Hunn as chair of New Zealand on Air, the Crown agency charged with allocating public funding to support New Zealand broadcasting. He succeeds David Beatson who has completed two terms as chair. See... New Chair For NZ On Air [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00163.htm


Sowry Calls For Release Of Health Board Budgets

- Health Minister Annette King should direct all district health boards to release their budgets for the 2002-03 financial year, National Health Spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... Health Boards Must Release Budgets [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00170.htm


Innovation Framework

- A number of top design entrepreneurs and academics are on a new Design Industry Taskforce announced by Jim Anderton today. See... Design Industry Taskforce Announced [1] and Screen Production Industry Taskforce Announced [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00173.htm


Jim Sutton: One Day Out Speaking

- Managing director Brian Hare, general manager John McWilliam, staff of Pacific Aerospace Corporation, ladies and gentlemen: Pacific Aerospace Corporation has won a Trade New Zealand Export Award today for outstanding export achievement. See... Sutton Speech: Pacific Aerospace [1] and Sutton Speech: Livestock Improvement Corporation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00168.htm


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