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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES
Auditor-General's Report : More Reaction
Transport News: Transit Unveils Auckland West Ring Road Plans
Children's Issues: NZ's shameful record of child abuse
Environment: Court Says Climate Change Can Be Considered In Consents
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES
TODAY'S POLITICAL COLUMNS
THIS WEEK'S PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS


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Auditor-General's Report : More Reaction

It has always been the Green Party's position that it is committed to pay the spending identified as being outside the rules. "This is and always has been our position," Musterer Metiria Turei says. The amount will be divided between the six MPs and the Party. "We have been presented with a bill for $87,192 and that's what we're gearing up to pay. But obviously we don't have that kind of money to hand so we will be going out to our members and supporters to help us raise these funds," Mrs Turei says. See... Greens committed to paying [1]
ALSO:

  • Greens - Clear rules for spending needed [2]
  • Maori Party - Maori Party asks why another week is necessary? [3]
  • Progressive Party - Anderton welcomes commitment to pay [4]
  • Labour - The big whip around [5]
  • Labour - What did Don spend parliamentary money on? [6]
  • Scoop Full Coverage - AG Report & Reaction [7]
  • Libertarianz Party - Libertarianz Pledge Card Lawsuit [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00231.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00216.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00217.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00229.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00130.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00237.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00181.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00126.htm


    Transport News: Transit Unveils Auckland West Ring Road Plans

    Scoop publishes full detail, with maps and facts, of what Transit plans for Auckland. What is the Western Ring Route? The Western Ring Route is a long-planned motorway bypass of Auckland’s CBD. When completed, it will be a continuous, 48-km motorway between Manukau, Waitakere and the North Shore, bypassing the CBD, Spaghetti Junction and the Harbour Bridge. See... Transit West Ring Road Backgrounder [1]
    ALSO:

  • Transit - Consultation on tolling Auckland West Ring Route [2]
  • Dr Cathy Casey - Pay Up or Lose it - Transit’s Tolling Blackmail [3]
  • Auckland City - Auckland City responds to Transit announcement [4]
  • AA - Motorists urged to have say on the Auck Ring Route [5]
  • North Shore - Council to consider Western Ring Route [6]
  • Greens - Greens oppose tolling on State Highway 20 [7]
  • Transit - New Esmonde Road On-ramp [8]
  • Manukau City Council - Concern over Auckland motorway toll proposal [9]
  • Waitakere City - Ring road tolling does not address region's need [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00123.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00113.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00112.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00111.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00109.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00117.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00208.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00121.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00127.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00132.htm


    Children's Issues: NZ's shameful record of child abuse

    Today marks the release of the first United Nations international study on violence against children. The Study is a joint initiative, by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) and the World Health Organization (WHO)... David Kenkel, the advocacy manager for UNICEF New Zealand, says: “The violence in this report mirrors New Zealand, far too many of our own children experience it. We do not do well by our children; our recent record of child deaths by abuse is shameful.” See... Study Release: NZ shamed by our child abuse record [1]
    ALSO:

  • National - National to seek amendment to Section 59 bill [2]
  • Childrens's Commission - Children’s Commissioner welcomes UN Study [3]
  • Families Commission - Commission responds to new research on smacking [4]
  • Family First Lobby - Bradford links smacking with sexual perversion [5]
  • EPOCH NZ - Confusing messages about corporal punishment [6]
  • New Zealand Plunket Society - Plunket cheers UN report: No violence against kids [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00139.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00184.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00281.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00108.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00106.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00119.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00129.htm


    Environment: Court Says Climate Change Can Be Considered In Consents

    Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman today enthusiastically welcomed a High Court ruling that climate change factors can be considered during Greenpeace’s upcoming appeal against the proposed Marsden B power station. “This is a great decision for the people of Whangarei, for the New Zealand environment and for a planet struggling to cope with past and current levels of CO2 emissions,” Dr Norman says. See... Court affirms Greenpeace Marsden B rights [1]
    ALSO:

  • Greens - Marsden B or 37,000 cataract operations? [2]
  • Greenpeace NZ - Mighty River Power must face inconvenient truth [3]
  • OTHER COAL NEWS:
  • National - Solid Energy mining decision welcomed [4]
  • Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union - EPMU welcomes Solid Energy announcement [5]
  • Save Happy Valley Coalition - Environmentalists apply for immediate protection [6]
  • Climate Science Coalition - Website Claims NZ Media Biased on Climate Change [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00224.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00242.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00124.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00244.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00142.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00141.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00128.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Update on Rugby World Cup stadium evaluation [1]
  • NZ Govt - Securities Bill gives investors confidence [2]
  • National - NDU exaggerating Easter trading claims [3]
  • National - Labour writes off record amount of fines [4]
  • Greens - Government defies UN majority on indigenous rights [5]
  • Law Commission - Palmer: The Law Commission’s New Programme [6]
  • AUT University - Maori claiming British pensions may have case [7]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00248.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00230.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00235.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00243.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00238.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00137.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00138.htm


    TODAY'S COLUMNS:

  • Richard Worth - News Worthy - 13 October 2006 [1]
  • Murray McCully - www.mccully.co.nz - 13 October 2006 [2]
  • Heather Roy - Heather Roy's Diary - 13 October 2006 [3]
  • Marc Alexander - Marc My Words: Ideology is no match for stupidity [4]
  • National - Don Brash Writes - 12 October 2006 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00241.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00233.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00236.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00134.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00226.htm


    THIS WEEK'S PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS:

  • Questions And Answers - Thursday, 12 October 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 11 October 2006 [2]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 10 October 2006 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00227.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00188.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00160.htm


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