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TODAY’S BUDGET 2002 SCOOPS
BUDGET 2002: Hard News Is Here!
BUDGET 2000: Howard’s End – Global Economy Peachy, Pull The Other One
BUDGET 2002: Keith Rankin - Budgets Ain’t What They Used To Be
BUDGET 2002: Michael Cullen Defends His Budget
Parliamentary Reaction:
ACT New Zealand
Alliance
National
New Zealand First
Greens
United Future New Zealand
Non Parliamentary Political Reaction:
Health Sector Reaction:
Business Sector Reaction:
Education Sector Reaction:

OTHER NEWS (Including Other Politics)
Solomons’ Quest For The Simple Solution Backfires
Scoop Feature: The Rise Of British Racists
Indigenous Peoples Caught In Crossfire Of Whaling Wars
East Timor Independence Images
Teacher Strike – Reconciliation Attempt In Northcote
Wellington Transport Bickering Unhelpful
Maori TV’s Interim Boss Appointed
Kiwi Peacekeepers To Stay In Afghanistan
When Music And Politics Combine
Correctives: Israeli Chickens Offend
Compulsory Cantabrianism
Watercare Warriors Prepare For The Fight
Hide Cleared Of Corruption Charge
Scoop Was In The House - This weeks' Q&A
Katya Rivas

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TODAY’S BUDGET 2002 SCOOPS

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BUDGET 2002: Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... There was never going to be a whole lot in this Budget. The economy is flush, but Michael Cullen set himself a cap of $6.125 billion dollars in new spending for his first three years - and spent most of it in his first year. See... HARD NEWS 24/05/02 - Dear Prudence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00133.htm


BUDGET 2000: Howard’s End – Global Economy Peachy, Pull The Other One

- The Budget is forecasting growth at 3.1 per cent in each of the next two years but slowly falling after that, while the Government surplus is picked to reach $2.6 billion this year, $2.6 billion next year and $3 billion into the future. Oh really! Maree Howard Writes. See... Howard's End: No Substitute For Honest Numbers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00134.htm


BUDGET 2002: Keith Rankin - Budgets Ain’t What They Used To Be

- Budgets are not what they used to be. The monetary policy statements the week before are marginally more interesting. They have taken over what budgets and mini-budgets used to do, the fine-tuning of the macroeconomy. See... Keith Rankin: Macroeconomic Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00127.htm


BUDGET 2002: Michael Cullen Defends His Budget

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today rubbished Opposition claims that the budget was stingy and that a National government would have been more generous, saying the facts told a different story entirely. See... National unplugged [1] MORE POST BUDGET GOVT. RELEASES: - PM - PM Post Budget Address To Auckland Chamber [2] , $2 million for new export initiative [3] - PM - Growth and Innovation Advisory Board members [4] - Jim Sutton - Rural People Benefit From Government Budget [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00572.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00580.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00579.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00575.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00576.htm


Parliamentary Reaction:


ACT New Zealand:

- Richard Prebble - We Could Cut Taxes Now [1] , Budget Surplus Shows We Are Over-Taxed [2] , Zero Funds for Security [3] - Rodney Hide - The Fudge It Budget [4] - ACT Spokespeople - Budget 2002: Comments [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00570.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00568.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00551.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00542.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00561.htm


Alliance:

- Laila Harre - Highlights for women [1] - Comments [2] - Willie Jackson - Comments on Budget 2002 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00560.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00545.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00564.htm


National:

- David Carter - Cullen's comments cause dollar to drop [1] - Roger Sowry - Health boards have to make $120m cuts [2] - Bill English - Budget fails to deliver [3] - David Carter - Budget a squandered opportunity [4] - Nick Smith - Real school budgets go backwards [5] - Tony Ryall - Cops $20 Million Shortchanged [6] - Max Bradford - Budget Starves Defence [7] - Belinda Vernon - Labour Can't Buy Authors Off [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00578.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00577.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00519.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00517.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00563.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00562.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00553.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00491.htm


New Zealand First:

- Winston Peters - Middle Earth Sleep Walking To The Third World [1] - Brian Donnelly - Maori Sign Language [2] - Tertiary Funding [3] - Doug Woolerton - What About The Farmers? [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00546.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00556.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00555.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00548.htm


Greens:

- Keith Locke - Keith Locke's Budget Speech [1] - Jeanette Fitzsimons - Green initiatives [2] - Sue Bradford - Authors, Literature Benefit [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00571.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00543.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00492.htm


United Future New Zealand:

- Peter Dunne - Bland, Boring Budget Ducks The Real Issues [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00550.htm


Non Parliamentary Political Reaction:

- Greenpeace - Toxic Waste Budget Initiative Welcome First Step [1] - Christian Heritage - The Road To ‘Welfare Serfdom’ [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00238.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00250.htm


Health Sector Reaction:

- NZNO - Budget A Mixed Bag For Nurses [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00243.htm


Business Sector Reaction:

- EMA - Big Surplus Conceals Huge Spending Budget [1] - ACRI - Response To Budget 2002 [2] - ITANZ - Regional Opportunities For NZ Companies [3] - IPENZ - Engineers Cautiously Welcomes Budget [4] - Business NZ - Budget Statement 2002 [5] - Fed Farm - No reason to Celebrate Budget [6] - Knowledge Wave - Lacks Boldness On Growth [7] - AK Chamber - And Now For The Hard Part - Delivery [8] - SME-Led Growth Long Overdue [9] - Good-Bye To “Quick-Fix” Growth [10] - Wgtn Chamber - Long-Term Answers Required [11] - Business Roundtable - Need For Growth Policies [12] - CTU - Clear choice for workers [13] - MORST - Research and innovation [14]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00247.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00246.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00245.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00244.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00242.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00241.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00240.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00239.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00234.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00228.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00233.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00230.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00229.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00235.htm


Education Sector Reaction:

- AUS - Tertiary Update Special Budget edition [1] - NZSTA - Right wave length for rural schools [2] - PEP - Response to Tertiary Education for PTEs [3] - OUSA - A semi-good idea [4] - More Hype Than Help [5] - OPSA - Thanks, But No Thanks [6] - Business NZ - Statement re Education [7] - AUSA - Budget Falls Short on Student Support [8] - AK Uni - Tertiary Funding Welcomed [9] - UCSA - Fees Freeze, So Do Allowances [10] - Teachers Council - Establishment Funding [11] - ATSA - Budget Offers Little Relief For Students [12] - AUS - Positive developments from the Budget [13] - VUWSA - Glaring omission from budget [14] - NZUSA - Framework Must Bring Fees Down [15] and Student Funding Still Lower than Decade Ago [16]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00055.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00054.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00047.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00053.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00052.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00051.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00050.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00049.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00048.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00046.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00045.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00044.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00043.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00042.htm

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OTHER NEWS (INCLUDING JUST POLITICS)

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Solomons’ Quest For The Simple Solution Backfires

-Solomon Islands most recent history of resorting to the quick, easy solution to its many deep, structural problems once again reared its ugly head in the proposed toxic waste dumping on Makira's Weather Coast. See... Opinion: Solomon Islands, The Quick, Easy Fix [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00132.htm


Scoop Feature: The Rise Of British Racists

- The relatively strong showing in England’s recent local council elections by the anti-immigrant, racist British National Party (BNP) will understandably cause concern among Britain’s Muslims, Jews, and ethnic minority communities, actually fair-minded people generally. At least it ought to. Sam Wilson reports from London. See... Scoop Feature: British National Party Rises Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00129.htm


Indigenous Peoples Caught In Crossfire Of Whaling Wars

- Shimonoseki Japan/Auckland, Thursday 23 May, 2002: Today Antigua and Barbuda, Mongolia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Guinea, Gabon, Benin, the Solomon Islands, Palau, Grenada and Panama voted with Japan at the IWC to deny the Inuit people of Alaska and the Chukotka people of Russia their aboriginal subsistence whaling quota. See... IWC -- Aboriginal whaling rights denied [1] MORE WHALING WARS: - Greenpeace - IWC – Whale Management Plans Defeated [2] - Govt Of Japan - Alaskan’s Lose Quota Due To USA's Hypocrisy [3] - St Vincent - Double-Standards Hold St Vincent Hostage [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00131.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00125.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00124.htm


East Timor Independence Images

- Images from the New Zealand Defence Force of East Timor Independence Day Celebrations. Prime Minister Helen Clark is pictured visiting NZ troops at Suai. See... Scoop Images: Independence Day In East Timor (1) [1] and (2) [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00131.htm


Teacher Strike – Reconciliation Attempt In Northcote

- Mrs Hartley said today that she had been unable to get leave from Parliament to meet teachers from Northcote College who plan demonstrating outside her office in Birkenhead tomorrow. See... Northcote MP offers to meet teachers [1] MORE: - PPTA - PPTA Stands By Its Democratic Processes [2] - CTU - Observe Process [3] - ACT - Wilson Should Butt Out of Teacher Negotiations [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00569.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0205/S00037.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00221.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00479.htm


Wellington Transport Bickering Unhelpful

- Green Transport spokesperson Sue Kedgley today called on Wellington Councils and Mayors to stop bickering amongst themselves about the future of the Wellington passenger rail network. See... Stop The Bickering Kedgley Implores Mayors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00567.htm


Maori TV’s Interim Boss Appointed

- Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia welcomes the announcement that Wayne Walden is to assist the Maori Television Service. See... MTS announcement of Wayne Walden welcomed [1] and Top Maori Businessman To Assist MTS [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00565.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00254.htm


Kiwi Peacekeepers To Stay In Afghanistan

- New Zealand has extended its commitment to a peacekeeping presence in Afghanistan until the end of the year, Defence Minister Mark Burton announced today. See... NZ Extends Peacekeeping Commitment In Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00559.htm


When Music And Politics Combine

- LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa, in association with The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand, are pleased to present The Green Room 001: Eco-Nation – a CD that reflects upon the state of New Zealand now. An era of creative evolution has seen a fresh sound emerge ... See... The Green Room 001: Eco-Nation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00251.htm


Correctives: Israeli Chickens Offend

- “Nude chickens are exposing themselves for all to see in Israel!!! Shameful, disgusting, lewd and vile!!! These creatures may expose vulnerable and disturbed people to carnal appetites for their pulsating, pink flesh. Stop it, stop it, we ... See... Shameful Naked Avians Exposed In Israel!!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00249.htm


Compulsory Cantabrianism

- It’s almost a sea of red and black at one of Christchurch’s primary schools today. See... School student refuses to wear Red and Black [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00043.htm


Watercare Warriors Prepare For The Fight

- Although Watercare plan to pump Waikato water into the Auckland Region in four weeks time, it’s not to late to stop them! See... Water Protest - It’s Not To Late [1] and Denial Of Speaking Rights On Doesn't Stop WPG! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0205/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0205/S00065.htm


Hide Cleared Of Corruption Charge

- ACT MP Rodney Hide said that never had any doubt that he would be cleared of the Anderton-Gillon charges of bribery and corruption. See... Chief Electoral Officer Clears Hide [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00549.htm


Scoop Was In The House - This weeks' Q&A

To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, for free, CLICK HERE [1] - Tuesday's Q&A [2] - Wednesday's Q&A [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00110.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00117.htm


Katya Rivas

- My daughter, My little one… With your love, repair all the pains inflicted on My Divine Heart. Darkness was not meant to have light and all men have areas of darkness and light, but darkness prevents men from relishing light. See... Katya Rivas: Accompany Me in My Pain [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00128.htm

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