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Today's Scoop Just Politics - News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics - News Summary

PM's Press Conference: NZ Cannot Hunt Down Uncharged French Saboteur
Politics News: Woeful Christian Heritage Party Gives Up The Ghost
Trade News: NZ-China Trade Talks "Meaningful" Says Goff
Politics News: Harawira Invites Brash To Repeat Maori Comments On The Marae



PM's Press Conference: NZ Cannot Hunt Down Uncharged French Saboteur

Text and Audio - Scoop's Kevin List reports Prime Minister Helen Clark has ruled out hunting down the uncharged third French spy who has been fingered as blowing up Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour in 1985. The alleged saboteur, Gerard Royal, has attracted attention in France due to the fact he is the brother of Segolene Royal , who is a contender in next year's French presidential elections. On another matter, the PM is however considering legal action against the Brethren's P.I. See... French Spies, Kiwi Spies and Private Eyes [1]

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Politics News: Woeful Christian Heritage Party Gives Up The Ghost

Christian Heritage NZ announced today that it was closing down. Party leader Ewen McQueen said it was time for new things to arise in Christian politics in New Zealand and the party was closing down to allow that to happen. Mr McQueen acknowledged that Christian Heritage had struggled for many years to attract broad support. See... Christian Heritage NZ Closing Down [1]

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Trade News: NZ-China Trade Talks "Meaningful" Says Goff

"New Zealand and China had worthwhile and wide-ranging consultations at the second Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) meeting in Auckland yesterday", said Trade Minister Phil Goff. See... China and NZ Have Meaningful Trade Dialogue [1]

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Politics News: Harawira Invites Brash To Repeat Maori Comments On The Marae

Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has issued Nat Party leader, Don Brash, an invite to repeat his 'no full blooded Maori' comments on the Marae: "Maybe Don Brash would like to come on up to our marae to tell my relations they’re not Maori, or maybe, as with his snide remarks about Te Wananga o Aotearoa, he only talks tough from the safety of the footpath." See... Hone Harawira: Ae Marika! [1]

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  • NZ Govt - Four new FM stations likely in each region [1]
  • NZ Govt - Parker: Launch of the Land Code [2]
  • NZ Govt - Communities can, must set a vision for the future [3]
  • National - Government fails on house burglary promise [4]
  • NZ First - Medical Workforce Issues Ignored [5]

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