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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Keith Rankin: Levels Of Left-ness
Poll Watch: Starting Order
ACT Searches For Votes Down The Brain Drain
What About The Children?
Alliance Releases Youth Policy
Huge Penalties For People Smugglers
Greens Seek Farmers’ Support On GE Stand
Satire: Tony Blair & The Shining Scimitar
Rising Dollar Disastrous, Says Peters
Feedback: Money Down The LAV
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Individual Contracts If Teachers Reject Roll-over
Winston’s Quick & Dirty Review Of The Term
Sandra Lee Gives Respect Where Due
Hold Off On NCEA While Dispute Continues – Smith
Turia Marks Matariki
30,000 Signatures Against Trans-Tasman Agency
Excellent Scientists Awarded

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Keith Rankin: Levels Of Left-ness

- In the past I have argued that tactical voting was the norm under the former FPP voting system, and is the exception under the present MMP system. See... Keith Rankin: Labour, But Not Too Much Labour [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00073.htm


Poll Watch: Starting Order

- The following are the demographic tables from the May 2002 UMR Insight Political Poll. This information, not often made available to the public, is the bread and butter of political strategists. See... Poll Watch: Starting Order - UMR May Demographics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00081.htm


ACT Searches For Votes Down The Brain Drain

- The ACT Party is to campaign globally. ACT is sending MPs to campaign in Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, leader Richard Prebble said today. See... ACT To Campaign Overseas [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00209.htm


What About The Children?

- A new report issued today puts the interests of children in the centre of the government’s decision making process for the first time, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Children Put At The Centre Of Government Policy [1] and Maharey Speech [2] MORE: -Greens - Push Labour Further On Children [3] - Nats - Maharey All Talk On Protecting Children [4] - ACT - Agenda Hypocritical [5] - Minister Of Shallow [6] - Alliance - Commitment To Ending Child Poverty [7] - Anti DPB - Maharey Makes Meaningless Promise [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00198.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00199.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00206.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00204.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00203.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00211.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00200.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0206/S00062.htm


Alliance Releases Youth Policy

- The Alliance believes that the era of seen and not heard has passed. It’s beyond time that the energy and vitality of young New Zealanders was given a chance to shine through; that having opinions and beliefs is not punishable for under 25s; and that the vitality of youth is an asset not a liability to New Zealand’s social and economic framework. See... Alliance Youth Policy: Vital, Vibrant [1] and Alliance Youth Policy: Vital, Vibrant (2) [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00207.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00208.htm


Huge Penalties For People Smugglers

- The Government has today passed tough new legislation cracking down on people smuggling, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said. See... Tough New Anti-People Smuggling Legislation Passed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00190.htm


Greens Seek Farmers’ Support On GE Stand

- Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons will visit the Mystery Creek Agriculture Fair on Friday morning to explain the party's position on genetic engineering to farmers. See... Fitzsimons Takes GE-Free Vision To Farmers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00195.htm


Satire: Tony Blair & The Shining Scimitar

- English Prime Minister Tory Blair’s current tour of the Middle East, his second in an attempt to maintain support for the War on Terrorism coalition, received a literally crippling setback when his right hand was cut off for stealing a chicken from a market in the Saudi capital of Riyadh yesterday. See... Scoop Satire: English PM Has Hand Cut Off [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00076.htm


Rising Dollar Disastrous, Says Peters

- “The Kiwi dollar rose against most currencies, so goes the almost daily market report. And each time it does our future prospects fall,” New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters said. See... Kiwi Rises, Future Falls [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00201.htm


Feedback: Money Down The LAV

- The general election and the "hidden agenda' make it most important that we give certain warnings to aspiring leaders. To this effect, I wish to make it known that the next Government must not proceed with the purchase of the LAV 3 personnel carrier for the Army without first having completely reviewed its suitability. See... Feedback: On LAV3s & Welfare Dependency [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00074.htm


Katya Rivas

- My little one, thank you for accompanying Me in My pains. Console Me, I am thirsty for souls, bring them to Me, make sacrifices for all the souls I love and that are on the road to perdition. See... Katya Rivas: The World’s Need for Prayer Today [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00075.htm



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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Individual Contracts If Teachers Reject Roll-over

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard said he is disappointed that the PPTA will not be seeking to roll-over the current arrangements as offered by the Government. See... Minister Expresses Disappointment With PPTA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00212.htm


Winston’s Quick & Dirty Review Of The Term

- “Parliament rose today, months before it should have, to end a session which has been remarkable both for the spin placed on the work of the Government and the lack of innovative policy-making,” New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters said today. See... Too Many MPs Rise Too Soon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00210.htm


Sandra Lee Gives Respect Where Due

- This House is a funny place at times like this, by virtue of the fact that it's a time that we reveal as MPs that we did actually have a respect for people on the other side: people in different political parties, and indeed people with different political points of view. See... Alliance Leader's Adjournment Debate speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00205.htm


Hold Off On NCEA While Dispute Continues – Smith

- The Government should defer implementing level two of the NCEA to relieve teacher workload pressures and as an act of good faith in trying to resolve the crisis in secondary education, says National's Education spokesman, Nick Smith. See... National Says Hold Off Next Level Of NCEA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00194.htm


Turia Marks Matariki

- I am a descendant of the iwi of the Whanganui River. The whakapapa, traditions and history of the many whanau and hapu, up and down the river, are so closely intertwined that we are known as ‘te Taura Whiri a Hinengakau’. See... Matariki, and Maori Cultural Heritage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00197.htm


30,000 Signatures Against Trans-Tasman Agency

- Green Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley will today present a petition to parliament containing 30,000 signatures opposing the Government's plans to regulate dietary supplements under a new trans-Tasman agency. See... 30,000 Sign Petition Opposing Supplement Plans [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00202.htm


Excellent Scientists Awarded

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton presented awards to six of the South Island’s leading scientific scholars at a ceremony in Christchurch last night. See... South Island Scientists Rewarded For Excellence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00196.htm

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