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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Politics: Brash Wants Cops To Explain Why Labour Not Prosecuted
Foreign Affairs: NZ Sends Fresh Squad Of Bobbies To Timor
Text & Audio: Govt Plans Changes To Frequency Allocation Plans
Foreign Affairs: Peters Call North Korea Nuclear Threat "Intolerable"
Health News: State Invests In Operating Theatre Contruction Project

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Politics: Brash Wants Cops To Explain Why Labour Not Prosecuted

National Leader Don Brash has sought an explanation from the police about what his calls: "the glaring inadequacies in their inquiry into the Labour Party’s spending on its pledge card and brochure". Dr Brash has written to Police Commissioner Howard Broad outlining a list of concerns about the investigation. See... National asks cops to explain on pledge card probe [1]
ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Brash takes dangerous path toward police state [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00049.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00054.htm


    Foreign Affairs: NZ Sends Fresh Squad Of Bobbies To Timor

    The second contingent of New Zealand Police will be leaving for Timor-Leste next week to be deployed under the umbrella of UNMIT, the United Nations mission. Contingent commander Assistant Commissioner Graeme Cairns said the 25 member team will be working alongside other international police under a UN Police Commissioner. New Zealand Police staff will be focusing on maintaining law and order, and where possible, community policing including providing reassurance to local residents. See... New Police Team to Timor [1]
    ALSO:

  • New Zealand Defence Force - Kiwi Engineers Prepare to Return Home from Timor [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00033.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00022.htm


    Text & Audio: Govt Plans Changes To Frequency Allocation Plans

    The Government has announced it will provide for up to four new FM radio stations in each region of NZ, and strengthen the role of local broadcasters. It plans to auction commercial frequencies with conditions yet to be finalised. Communications Minister, David Cunliffe, talks to KiwiFM's Wammo about small stations on low power frequencies or stations that have out grown their position or license moving to either the new commercial or non-commercial frequencies. A student station like bFM could be an example of this. Russell Brown is also IVed on the issue.
    Scoop Audio.KiwiFM Audio Wammo IVs Cunliffe & Brown On FM Plan [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Four new FM stations likely in each region [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00012.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00043.htm


    Foreign Affairs: Peters Call North Korea Nuclear Threat "Intolerable"

    North Korea's statement that it is planning to test a nuclear weapon is inflammatory and completely incompatible with efforts to build security in the Asia-Pacific region, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today. North Korea last night announced plans for a nuclear weapon test, although it gave no time frame. Pyongyang has previously said it has nuclear weapons, but is not known to have conducted any test to prove its claim. See... Peters condemns Nth Korea's nuclear test threat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00052.htm


    Health News: State Invests In Operating Theatre Contruction Project

    The Labour-led government's historic investment in public hospitals will see an extra 22 operating theatres open over the next four years, Health Minister Pete Hodgson announced today. The construction of new theatres will coincide with a number of projects to upgrade existing theatres as part of the government's four-year $630 million capital investment in health. See... 22 new operating theatres for public hospitals [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - More training places for general practitioners [2]
  • Nats - Hodgson’s U-turns, spin and deception [3]
  • Nats - GP training Labour’s latest U-turn in health [4]
  • NZ Govt - Hodgson Urges Nats To Be Calm [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00040.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00044.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00045.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00048.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Aquaculture industry unites with govt support [1]
  • NZ Govt - Mallard: How regions can help transform economy [2]
  • NZ Govt - Funding significant community based projects [3]
  • Progressives - Nation building at the heart of the matter [4]
  • National - Public sector driving up employment costs [5]
  • Greens - Trade deal danger to wages and conditions [6]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00051.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00050.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00047.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00056.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00046.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00055.htm

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