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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Students Uncharacteristically Happy At Election Year Debt Pledge
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Cullen Chases Delayed National Tax Policy
Horomia Attacks National's Plans To Abolish Maori Seats -
PM Defines Election Battleground
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Majority of Politicians Politely Request Cricketers Come Home -
Smith Considers Boogying Bureaucrats Downright Rotten Behaviour -
NZ First Leader Misses Primo Party
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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS


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Students Uncharacteristically Happy At Election Year Debt Pledge

[1] Prime Minister Helen Clark and Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced the second of Labour’s key election pledges: no further interest will be charged for those with student loans who reside in New Zealand. Helen Clark said that this was a further important step in Labour’s policy to make tertiary education more affordable. See... Loan interest scrapped for students who stay in NZ [2] Tertiary Sector Reaction:

  • NZUSA - Labour finally strikes a blow at the student debt [3]
  • OUSA - Labour's Student Policy Cause for Celebration [4]
  • AUS - Students will see real gains with Labour policy [5]
  • MUSA - Labour Student Policy a Small but Significant Step [6]
  • Political Reaction:
  • New Zealand Labour Party - Student Support Policy [7]
  • Progressive Party - Interest waiver great - debt relief next step [8]
  • Green Party - A Labour-Green Govt key to tackling student debt [9]
  • National - Labour ‘desperate and irresponsible’ with loans [10]
  • ACT - Labour's Tertiary bribe unprecedented foolishness [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00553.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00553.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0507/S00096.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0507/S00100.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0507/S00099.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0507/S00097.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00554.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00557.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00560.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00559.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00556.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • - Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 26 July 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00578.htm


    NZ LEAD:
    Cullen Chases Delayed National Tax Policy


    [1] Finance Minister Michael Cullen says National is sinking slowly but surely into trouble of its own making over tax cuts. “They are still slithering all over the place on timing. First they were going to release their tax policy once the election date was announced. That went out the window and was replaced with a promise simply to name the date of their announcement once the election date was known. “Now that promise has been broken too and voters are told that they will not known the final details of National’s tax policy until four weeks before polling day. See... National’s numbers don’t add up. [2] ALSO:

  • United Future - Dunne: Why Wait Another Month For National? [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00549.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00549.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00545.htm


    Horomia Attacks National's Plans To Abolish Maori Seats -

    National has made their vision for New Zealand clear. Under National, the future of New Zealand will be one where Maori will get few, if any, speaking parts according to Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP Parekura Horomia. "National seem determined should they ever become government for a New Zealand that is 'Maori' free. Their leader, Dr Brash has made it clear that abolishing the Maori seats was policy on which National could not compromise." See… Maori seats, gone by kai time? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00558.htm


    PM Defines Election Battleground

    - Helen Clark said that this election is about leadership, credibility, and values. "It’s about who can be trusted to run a strong economy, create jobs, lift living standards, and invest back into the basics of health, education, services for older citizens and families, infrastructure, and law and order. See... Prime Minister announces Election Date [1] and PM's Statement on the 2005 General Election [2] REACTION:

  • National - Don Brash responds to election date [3]
  • NZ First - Let The Show Begin - Peters [4]
  • Greens - Greens looking forward to hard, clean campaign [5]
  • ACT - Understanding MMP is the key for voters [6]
  • United Future - United Future welcomes election date confirmation [7]


    [1] -
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00535.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00536.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00530.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00538.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00531.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00537.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00533.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • NZ Idol Judge To Host Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music [1]
  • Labour and National joint favourites for election [2]
  • General Election Preparations In Full Swing [3]
  • New President of Federated Farmers [4]
  • Waikato University develops links with Vietnam [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0507/S00185.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0507/S00328.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00277.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00272.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0507/S00092.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Majority of Politicians Politely Request Cricketers Come Home -

    …Noting with grave concern the oppression by the Government of Zimbabwe of its own people and its gross violation of human rights, calls upon New Zealand Cricket to abandon the proposed Black Caps tour to Zimbabwe, and urges the International. See... Notice of Motion: Zimbabwe [1] ALSO:

  • Progressive Party - Progressive supports call to abandon Zimbabwe tour [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00562.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00561.htm


    Smith Considers Boogying Bureaucrats Downright Rotten Behaviour -

    New Zealanders will be disgusted to find that hard-earned taxes intended to help desperate owners of leaky homes are being used to fund ‘Cowboys and Indians’, ‘Sound of Music’, “Pacific Islands’ and ‘Aeroplane’ theme parties, says National’s Building & Constructions spokesman, Nick Smith. See... Bureaucrats party while homes rot [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00569.htm


    NZ First Leader Misses Primo Party

    - “An excessive $52,000 mid winter shindig is further evidence TVNZ has done nothing to curb its culture of extravagance”, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... TVNZ Spends $52,000 Tax Payer Dollars On Shindig [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00572.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - New air pollution monitors for councils [1]
  • NZ Govt - Appointment of High Court Judge [2]
  • NZ Govt - Nats promises $400m less for Wellington transport [3]
  • NZ Govt - Agreement allows unlimited UK flights [4]
  • NZ Govt - Australia/NZ business co-ordination review [5]
  • NZ Govt - Maori aquaculture settlement milestone passed [6]
  • National - DOC intruding on deer farmers’ property rights [7]
  • National - Brash - 'Battlelines for the 2005 Election' [8]
  • ACT - Secret Justice Is Wrong [9]
  • ACT - Protect property rights - Party Vote ACT [10]
  • United Future NZ - Dunne: Pharmac fails on bird flu vaccine, funding [11]
  • United Future - Day Seven: Nandor completes week of silent shame [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00564.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00563.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00568.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00551.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00548.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00543.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00566.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00555.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00571.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00570.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00565.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00552.htm

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