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Today's Scoop Politics - News Summary

Today's Scoop Politics - News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Crime: Reported Crime Up, Violent Crime Up More
Health: Hodgson Gives Elective Surgery A Money Transfusion
Politics: Peters Takes Swipe At Brash Over Mono-Cultural Agenda
Politics News: National Congratulates Hodgson For Breaking 'Pledge Card' Ranks
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investigating crime statisticsCrime: Reported Crime Up, Violent Crime Up More

- Increases in recorded offences statistics may continue in the short term, as people are urged to report crime where they see it or experience it, but the Government is convinced its range of law and order initiatives, including extra police on the streets, will result in more crime being prevented and safer communities in the long term, says Police Minister Annette King. See... Safer Communities In "Long Term" - King [1] ALSO:

  • National - Crime figures just get worse [2]
  • Scoop Link - Police: Crime Statistics for fiscal year ending 30 June 2006 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00013.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00022.htm
    [3] - http://www.police.govt.nz/service/statistics/2006/fiscal/


    Health: Hodgson Gives Elective Surgery A Money Transfusion

    - The Labour-led government will invest $200 million to provide elective surgery to an additional 10,000 New Zealanders a year, Health Minister Pete Hodgson announced today. The new four-year funding package was approved by Cabinet this morning. It will be available for all District Health Boards who consistently meet the requirements of the government's booking system policy. The funding will be available from 1 November, although it is anticipated that not all DHBs will be able to use all of it immediately. See... Government to fund 10,000 extra elective procedure [1] ALSO:

  • National - Cash for electives cold comfort for the culled [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00019.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00023.htm


    Politics: Peters Takes Swipe At Brash Over Mono-Cultural Agenda -

    NZ First leader Winston Petershas taken a swipe at his National Party counterpart, Don Brash, while addressing the Maori Women's Welfare League, stating: "For the current National Party leader to inanely link being Maori to a quantum of blood highlights not only his profound ignorance of what underpins culture and language, but also reveals a venal intent to assimilate and destroy all that is good about Maori culture and heritage." See… Peters' Speech To Maori Women's Welfare League ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Maori women key to NZ economic growth [1]
  • NZ Govt - Dalziel Speech: Maori Women's Welfare League [2]
  • Maori Party - Turia Speech: Wiremu Parata Waipunahau [3]
  • Auckland University of Technology - Brash ‘Mistaken’ over Treaty [4]
  • Massey University - Bloodline argument racist rubbish, says researcher [5]
  • Scoop Link - Don Brash in NZ Herald: Aid according to need, not race [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00002.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00001.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00009.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00001.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00003.htm
    [6] - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/search/story.cfm?storyid=000E6168-3F4D-151F-AA0983027AF1013F


    Politics News: National Congratulates Hodgson For Breaking 'Pledge Card' Ranks

    - National Party MP Bill English is congratulating Pete Hodgson for breaking ranks to confirm Helen Clark’s pledge card was ‘electioneering’. “I’m only disappointed it’s taken him months to reach the same conclusion as everyone else. Helen Clark now has a responsibility to reimburse taxpayers for the pledge card spending without further delay.” See... Clark’s pledge card argument falls apart [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00007.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - More families can get help with childcare costs [1]
  • NZ Govt - Significant progress since Exercise Pacific Wave [2]
  • NZ Govt - Growing support for smoking ban [3]
  • NZ Govt - Councils go live on National Dog Database [4]
  • NZ Govt - Historic Deed of Settlement Signed [5]
  • National - Where're the checks on tax-funded pilots? [6]
  • National - Was Pacific Wave successful or not? [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00021.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00024.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00010.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00637.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00639.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00017.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00016.htm

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