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Major Immigration Changes Imminent Says Prebble – Press Conference Underway
Scoop Is In The House
TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
10 Years And $7 Billion Worth of Road Planning
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
CHECK IT OUT! THE LISTENER ONLINE
Aziz Choudry: The WTO Fights Back
Jason Leopold: They Say That History Repeats Itself
Kidd Millennium: Space Cowboys
Between The Lines: Fascist Detentions In America
Cartoon: Senator Thurmond As Living Dead
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Money For Movies: Bringing Narnia To Godzone
Reducing The Costs Of Being The Gaffer
Paul Adam's Advice On Siting of New Brothels
Sly Local Govt. Taxes Tracked Down By Brownlee
1.7 Million Kiwis In PHOs
E-Govt To Be Taught To Recognise User Identity
Truant Parental Prosecution Applauded
A Year Of Paid Leave With The Wee-Uns
Greens Point Finger At GE Over Dead Chickens
New Teacher's Representative A Union Flunky - Coddington

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Major Immigration Changes Imminent Says Prebble – Press Conference At 4pm

- A press conference is being held at 4pm today by Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel. Earlier, according to ACT Leader Richard Prebble speaking under a point of order in Parliament, a major government announcement has been this afternoon to media, "turning the immigration system on its head". See... NEWSFLASH: Major Immigration Changes Imminent [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00010.htm


Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 01 July 2003 [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00015.htm


LEAD STORY:
10 Years And $7 Billion Worth of Road Planning

- Transfund New Zealand today released its inaugural 10 year financial forecast which sets out the land transport allocations that are achievable over the next 10 years given current government policy and revenue. See... Transfund's Inaugural 10 Year Financial Forecast [1] and Transfund unveils $1.19 bn Land Transport Prog. [2] PARLIAMENTARY REACTION: - United Future - Dunne: NZers must take 'generous' view on roading [3] - National - Motorists conned in transport package [4] - Govt. - Paul Swain Speech: Transfund & Transit 10Yr Plans [5] - United Future - Baldock welcomes Bay of Plenty highway funding [6] - Greens - Greens welcome Wellington Bypass scrutiny [7] - Marian Hobbs - Wellington a winner from new roading plan [8] - Peter Dunne - Dunne calls for roading action [9] - Clayton Cosgrove - Styx Bridge Four-Lane Project Back on Track [10] MORE REACTION: - Road Transport Forum - Funding shortfall clearly exposed [11] - Business NZ - Highway plan sows seeds of dissent [12] - Cyclists - Funding For Cycling Way Too Low, Say Cyclists [13] - EMA - Highway allocation for Auckland barely enough [14] - Local Govt. NZ - LGNZ Welcomes Govt’s Revised Road Funding Plan [15] - Campaign for a Better City (Wellington)- Inner-City “Bypass” Review Welcomed [16] - Transit NZ - Christchurch city projects get the nod in plan [17]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00317.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00316.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00018.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00017.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00573.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00001.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00571.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00570.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00566.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00563.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00189.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00008.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00006.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00005.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00004.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0306/S00131.htm
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0306/S00130.htm

NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

Treaty Breach Imminent – Maori Activists Tell Govt. - Maori Activists last night delivered an unwavering statement of intent to Maori Labour Party MPs on the proposed legislation and crown ownership of Maori seabeds and foreshore. See... Maori Activists Assert Line In The Sand [1] More National Headlines:

  • Paid parental leave’s first anniversary [2]
  • GPJA #39 - Picket Friday, Forum Mon., Help Needed [3]
  • Fonterra Welcomes Commerce Decision [4] - Commerce Commission Release [5]
  • Special Olympics Bring 60 Medals In Total For NZ [6]
  • Stamps Celebrate 100 Yrs Of New Zealand Test Rugby [7]
  • New Group aims to Clean Auckland’s Air [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00008.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00011.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00001.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00002.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00001.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00009.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00007.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00007.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    South America

  • Bogotá Court Rules to End Aerial Fumigation [1]
  • Colin Powell On Network TV
  • Powell IV CNN's American Morning's Heidi Collins [2]
  • Powell IV on NBC's Today Show with Katie Couric [3]
  • Powell IV on ABC's Good Morning America >
  • Powell IV on CBS's The Early Show with Harry Smith [4]
  • Powell IV Fox & Friends with Brian Kilmeade [5]
  • Chemical Weapons
  • U.S. Statement To 33rd Session Of OPCW [6]
  • Aceh
  • Detained Photographer Leaves Aceh, Reporter Held [7]
  • Indonesia: Media Blasts Curbs In Aceh [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00011.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00009.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00008.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00007.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00005.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00004.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00002.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00001.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    CHECK IT OUT! THE LISTENER ONLINE

    - The Scoop Editors' are delighted to welcome our favourite news magazine, the Listener back into the online world see... Listener.co.nz [1] .


    [1] - http://www.listener.co.nz


    Aziz Choudry: The WTO Fights Back

    - The "Fix It or Nix It", and "Shrink or Sink" sign-on statements about the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have been circulating around the world for over three years now. In that time, there have been no signs that the WTO is going to "shrink" or can be meaningfully reformed. See... Aziz Choudry: WTO Charm Offensive [1] Bernard Weiner: Restoring America's Spirit - What happens when individuals or whole societies damage -- or even temporarily lose -- their soul, their spiritual anchor, their sense of themselves as moral entities? See... Bernard Weiner: Re-Igniting America's Soul [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00007.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00223.htm


    Jason Leopold: They Say That History Repeats Itself

    - Two years ago the Central Intelligence Agency released reams of intelligence documents on the former Soviet Union that had been classified for nearly 30 years. The findings were damning: the CIA for more than 10 years greatly exaggerated the nuclear threat the communist country posed to the world. See... Like Iraq, CIA Exaggerated Soviet Nuclear Threat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00005.htm


    Kidd Millennium: Space Cowboys

    - Cartoon by Kidd Millennium... See... Kidd Millenniun Cartoon: Men Are From... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00004.htm


    Between The Lines: Fascist Detentions In America

    - Federal Court Upholds Secret Detentions; Another Victory for White House Measures Eroding Civil Liberties - Interview with Arthur Spitzer, legal director of the ACLU's Washington, D.C. office conducted by Scott Harris. See... BTL: Federal Court Upholds Secret Detentions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00003.htm


    Cartoon: Senator Thurmond As Living Dead

    - Senator Thurmond Declared Dead 27 Years After The Fact . See... John Chuckman Cartoon: Sen. Thurmond Declared Dead [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00002.htm


    Katya Daily

    - Do not believe that you would serve Me better. Do not think that the great works accompanied by noise and extraordinary mortification would have greater merit in My eyes if you neglected the small things that I ask of you. See... Katya Rivas: My Mother’s Immaculate Heart and Mine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00001.htm



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    CARTOON: Men Are From...

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Money For Movies: Bringing Narnia To Godzone

    - Large budget film and television productions are to receive production expenditure grants as part of the long-term development of the New Zealand screen industry, Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton announced today. See... Film and television industry receives commitment [1] MORE: - Progressive - Progressives support film industry [2] - Labour MPs - Film and TV grants scheme good news for Wellington [3] - ACT - Cut Everyone's Tax, Not Just The Favoured Few [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00567.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00568.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00010.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00005.htm


    Reducing The Costs Of Being The Gaffer

    - The Government has made excellent progress in implementing recommendations of the Ministerial Panel on Business Compliance Costs, Minister for Small Business John Tamihere says. See... Report: Panel on Business Compliance Costs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00021.htm


    Paul Adam's Advice On Siting of New Brothels

    - In the wake of last week's successful passage of the Prostitution Reform Bill by one vote, United Future MP Paul Adams today called for the nation's brothels to be located only in the areas of those MPs who voted for the legislation. See... Adams: Put brothels in pro-prostitution MPs' back [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00020.htm


    Sly Local Govt. Taxes Tracked Down By Brownlee

    - Labour claims it'll give individuals 'more opportunity to have their say', but in reality local councils are about to be paralysed by new consultation rules, says National Party Local Government spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... Ratepayers hit by more 'sly taxes' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00019.htm


    1.7 Million Kiwis In PHOs

    - Health Minister Annette King said today the enrolment of 1.7 million New Zealanders in Primary Health Organisations after just one year surpassed all her expectations. See... PHOs reach out to 1.7 million New Zealanders [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00016.htm


    E-Govt To Be Taught To Recognise User Identity

    - The Government is to proceed with the development of a centralised and secure system of identity confirmation for people wanting to use government services online, State Services Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. See... Design work for online authentication to start [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00014.htm


    Truant Parental Prosecution Applauded

    National Education Spokesperson Nick Smith has congratulated the Tokoroa police for successfully prosecuting a mother for failing to enrol her 15-year-old daughter at school. See... Smith congratulates police on truancy prosecution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00012.htm


    A Year Of Paid Leave With The Wee-Uns

    - Paid parental leave is a year old today, and the increase in the maximum weekly payment from $325 to $334.75 comes into effect with the anniversary. See... Paid parental leave’s first anniversary [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00011.htm


    Greens Point Finger At GE Over Dead Chickens

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for new regulations for GE animal feed, following revelations that twice as many GE-fed chickens died in a feeding trial, compared with those on conventional diets. See... Chicken deaths prompt call for new GE rules [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00003.htm


    New Teacher's Representative A Union Flunky - Coddington

    ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today congratulated Joanna Beresford for her stellar rise from union flunky to better-paid union flunky. See... Teachers' Council Appointment Is Breathtaking [1] MORE: - Announcement - New chair for Teachers Council [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00006.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00569.htm

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